Born in Makassar, Indonesia, September 16th 1977, Married with one child.
METRO TV. The first TV news channel in Indonesia. Metro TV broadcasts 24- hour news across the country. It is often referred to Indonesia’s CNN. Served as reporter, producer, anchor and a program owner since 2000 until now.
Program Owner. Managing, producing and hosting her own weekly program Mata Najwa. The show takes a smart look at politics and currents issues of the week with interviews with newsmakers.
Anchor. Anchored Metro TV’s prime time evening news program Metro Hari Ini and the prime time talk show Today’s Dialogue and Save Our Nation, a weekly newsmakers forum. These programs are broadcasted nationally and influential to the policymaking process in Indonesia. Granted the first and exclusive interview with the current President and previous three presidents and vice presidents of Indonesia, as well as leading international figures, such as Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President, Anwar Ibrahim, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, right after his release from the prison. Granted a series of exclusive interviews with all the Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates as well as leading political figures in the country during the 2004 and 2009 election.
Producer. Produced a weekly talk show Today’s Dialogue, talks on current issues with newsmakers. Produced special roundtable dialogs on highly debated and controversial issues.
Reporter. Served as reporter for the legal and political desk. Assigned as reporter in the Offices of the President and Vice President, this includes participation in the international state visits by the president. Undertook numerous assignments to report on various political and legal issues especially in the capital city of Jakarta and on high profile issues in regions. These included the Yogyakarta’s Earth Quake in 2006; the Peace Agreement Aceh- GAM, Aceh, 2006, the sessions of the Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat (MPR) during political turmoil in 2001, 2002, and 2003; and The Aceh-Nias Earth Quake and Tsunami 2004. The first TV journalist reporting live from the devastated Aceh one-day after the Tsunami hit the area. This report won two awards including an acknowledgement as “one of the contributing factors that help the drive for national and international support for Aceh “.
RCTI TV. Indonesia’s first private owned TV station in Indonesia. Selected as an intern to undertake news gathering and reporting in Jakarta and its surrounding area. (Jan-March 2000)
Most Inspiring Women in 2011, Kartini Magazine (2011)
Iconic TV Personality, Amica Glamorama Reader’s Choice Awards (2011)
Nominee for Indonesia’s Most Favorite News Presenter at the 14th Panasonic Gobel Awards (2011)
Young Global Leaders 2011, World Economic Forum
National Award for the Journalistic Contribution to Democracy from The Indonesian Association of Journalists (2010)
Recipient of Australian Alumni Awards 2010 for Journalism and Media (2010).
Nominee for Indonesia’s Most Favorite News Presenter at the 13th Panasonic Gobel Awards (2010)
Runner Up / Highly Commended for The Best Current Affairs Presenter Category at Asian Television Award (2009)
Third place/ Highly Commended for The Best Current Affairs Presenter Category at Asian Television Award (2007)
Nominee for Indonesia’s Most Favorite News Presenter at the 11th Panasonic Award (2007)
Metro TV’s Best Journalist. An annual award presented to the journalists of Metro TV. Selected as the best among more than 400 journalists (2006)
Nominee for Indonesia’s Most Favorite News Presenter at the 10th Panasonic (2006).
Best Television Journalist, National Journalism Award. Several national journalist associations (TV, Radio, and Print media) reviewed and selected best journalist for each media. This is highly competitive in which only one journalist selected out of all TV journalist across the country (2005).
Best Television Reporter, Indonesian Journalist Association Jakarta Branch (2005).
First Place Winner, National Moot Court Competition (2000)
Best Student Competition, 2nd Place Winner, Faculty of Law University of Indonesia (2000)
Masters of Law, Faculty of Law University of Melbourne, Australia (2009)
Bachelor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia, majoring in Legal Practice and awarded ‘Honored Student’ in 2000 (1996-2000)
Broadalbin Perth High School, New York USA (1994-1995)
Australian Leadership Awards, academically elite awards offered to high achievers from the Asia-Pacific region to undertake postgraduate study and a Leadership Development Program in Australia (2008-2009)
Allison Sudradjat Awards, prestigious awards given to the highest-ranked recipients of the Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship initiative (2008-2009)
Exchange Student Scholarship, AFS (American Field Service)-USA International and Intercultural Program (1994-1995)
Member of the National Committee of The Indonesian Association of Television Journalist (2006-now)
Deputy Secretary General of The ASEAN Law Student’s Association (1999-2000)
External Affairs Manager of The ASEAN Law Student’s Association LC-UI (1998-1999)
Project Manager of the 8th Annual ASEAN Law Student’s Association Conference (1998)
Panelist, The World Young Leadership Forum, Stockholm, Sweden (2008)
Speaker, The 18th Annual National Convention Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA) 2006 Hawaii, US (2006)
Panelist, The 4th Senior Journalist’s Seminar, East West Center, Washington, Cincinnati, San Jose, San Francisco, Hawaii, USA (2006)
Panelist, The Workshop and Seminar for ASEAN Law Student Association’s, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2000)
Panelist, The 8th Annual ASEAN Law Student’s Association Conference, Jakarta (1999)
Guest Lecturer at Faculty of Communication University of Indonesia, Indonesian Institute for Business and Information, Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic State University Jakarta.
Speaker and panelist for various conferences and seminars throughout Indonesia on Journalism, Legal, and Politics.
Training for Journalists in Covering Conflicts organized by Yayasan Pulih and USAID (Jakarta, 2006)
CNN Training for Anchor/Reporter (Jakarta, 2003)
CNN-Metro TV In Country Workshop (Jakarta, 2001)
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