Adan Abukar Biography
Adan Abukar is an American reporter. He has joined the WJCT News from Maine Public, which is based in Portland, Maine. Before coming to Maine Public Radio, he was an editorial assistant for the Colby Magazine, a Huffington Post blogger, and the News Director of Colby’s WMHB Radio Station.
Adan Abukar Age
Abukar is 23 years old. Details of his birthday have not been disclosed as of now.
Adan Abukar Family
In 1999, when Abukar was 4, his family came to the U.S. from Ethiopia, where they’d been farmers. A year later, they settled in Maine first in Lewiston, then Portland. Like many immigrants, they found other people like us. In Ethiopia, we were an ethnic minority religion was what kept people together.
Portland has a sizeable immigrant community, but it wasn’t so much that Ethiopians were there but people who are Muslim. His parents found the Somali community to be very familiar.
Adan Abukar Education
Abukar got his High School Diploma from Waynflete School. He graduated from Colby College. At Colby, Adan majored in government and education. Things just sort of worked out. Abukar fell into journalism without taking a single course in the subject.
Adan Abukar Career
Abukar is a reporter at WJCT-News, the NPR-affiliate in Jacksonville, Fl. He concentrates on politics and education but covers a wide range of topics. Adan has moderated a Maine Gubernatorial Primary Debate. He covered Florida’s high-profile 2018 governor’s race and contributed to National Public Radio’s newscasts.
He got his start in radio journalism as a 2016 Jim Dowe Public Media Intern at Maine Public. Mr. Abukar continued to freelance Maine Public and eventually joined the team as a reporter. Abukar continued to freelance for Maine Public Radio throughout his senior year and eventually joined the team as a reporter.
Before coming to Maine Public Radio, he was an editorial assistant for the Colby Magazine, a Huffington Post blogger, and the News Director of Colby’s WMHB Radio Station.
Adan Abukar Wife
Despite being a famous reporter Adan is a very private person. He has managed to keep his love life under a low key. Abukar has not shared with the public his marital status. There are no reports of Adan having any children as of now.