Souheila Al-Jadda is a Peabody award-winning television producer and journalist. Her opinion columns have been published in newspapers in the United States and abroad, including USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News and The Daily Star in Lebanon among many others. Souheila is a member of the Board of Contributors for USA Today, and has appeared as a guest analyst on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News and Link TV to discuss Islam, American Muslims, women and issues affecting the Middle East. She is on the board of directors of Illume Magazine. Souheila currently serves as editorial director for TIM Magazine. She contributed a chapter in the book, I Speak for Myself (White Cloud Press, 2011), a book of essays by Muslim women about the American-Muslim experience.
As a consultant, she has provided policy analysis and expertise in project management, strategic philanthropy, public relations, communications and media production. She also helped to train and develop journalists and writers through workshops and individual consulting.
As a producer at Link TV, Souheila produced a Peabody award-winning daily news program, Mosaic: World News from the Middle East. In her capacity at Link TV, she also produced one-hour Mosaic Specials. She was co-producer of the original Link TV programming, Who Speaks for Islam? series. She was featured in and produced Ramadan Prime Time, an original Link TV production, which developed from an article she wrote about an Arab drama series tackling the issue of terrorism.
Prior to producing at Link TV, Souheila worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant for United States Representative Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio. She worked on issues dealing with foreign policy, human and civil rights, veterans affairs, health care and others. Over the course of several years, she organized a series of congressional briefings about the sanctions on Iraq.
The ASMA Society selected her as a Muslim Leader of Tomorrow. She is a Global Expert in the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. In 2005, she was a Social Sciences Resource Council fellow at the Institute for Journalists on Covering Islam and Muslims in America. Souheila attended The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where she obtained her B.A., in Political Science and Journalism. She received a Master's degree in Middle East Studies and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.
Souheila is currently taking a break from journalism to run and operate a luxury baby apparel brand. She lives with her husband and two young children in California.