Allam, of BuzzFeed News, to headline Page One Banquet

Hannah Allam, a veteran journalist who covers U.S. Muslim life for BuzzFeed News, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Page One Banquet, set for June 15 at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul.

Hannah Allam, a former Pioneer Press reporter, writes for BuzzFeed News.

Allam previously reported for McClatchy, spending a decade as bureau chief in Baghdad during the Iraq war and in Cairo during the Arab Spring rebellions. She was part of a McClatchy team that won an Overseas Press Club award for exposing death squads in Iraq and a Polk Award for coverage of the Syrian conflict.

Allam spent the early part of her career in the Twin Cities, working as a reporter for the Pioneer Press and as a summer intern for the Star Tribune. She was a 2009 Nieman fellow at Harvard and serves on the board of the Overseas Press Club.  She lives in Washington, D.C., with her 6-year-old son, Bilal.

As it does every year, MNSPJ will recognize the Page One Award winners at the banquet.

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