• Mirna Alsharif is a news associate based in CNN's New York Bureau predominantly covering stories in the northeast region.

    Alsharif has covered a variety of topics for CNN since joining in 2019, including policing, gun violence, and hate crimes. In 2020, she reported extensively on the Covid-19 pandemic and some of the virus' first victims in the US. She also covered the Black Lives Matter protests and instances of police brutality. Alsharif is passionate about reporting on race and religion, mainly the marginalization of minority communities in the United States.

    Alsharif is Egyptian-American and a native Arabic speaker. She's an alumna of the American University in Dubai and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Follow her on Twitter at @mirna_alsharif.