Hannah Allam (born 1977) is an American journalist and is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC. Ms. Allam was the Middle East Bureau Chief (Baghdad) for McClatchy Newspapers. Early in her career, Ms. Allam interned for the Washington Post. She then became a staff reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, from which McClatchy recruited her in 2003 to assist them with, and later to lead, their in-depth coverage of the Iraq War. She is fluent in English, French, and Arabic. She was reared in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, but she returned to the USA to complete high school in Oklahoma, then she majored in journalism and was editor of the student newspaper at the University of Oklahoma.
She was a 2008-2009 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.1999, 1998-1999 University of Oklahoma, Division of Student Affairs, CSPA Gold Circle Awards: Personality Profile, first place
2004, National Association of Black Journalists, 2004 Journalist of the Year Award.
2006, Overseas Press Club (with two of her Baghdad Bureau colleagues), Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper reporting from abroad for "Iraq: America's Failing War."
2008-2009, Nieman Fellow at Harvard University
2009, 30th annual McGill Lecture at the University of Georgia