Tahera Rahman

Reporter, WHBF-TV

Tahera Rahman is a TV news reporter at WHBF-TV, a CBS affiliate in the Quad Cities. She is the first full-time broadcast TV reporter in the United States to wear a hijab. Prior to this position, she was a producer for the same station, creating the evening broadcasts. Tahera started her career as producer of Radio Islam, the nation’s first daily, live talk show produced by Muslims for the mainstream market. During her tenure, Tahera led the organization to a 200% growth. Tahera has also worked with Al Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar, and CBS Evening News Chicago bureau. Tahera graduated from Loyola University Chicago Magna Cum Laude in journalism & international studies, where she was the first Muslim editor-in-chief of The Loyola Phoenix, the university’s award-winning, weekly newspaper.

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