Salim Muwakkil Biography
Salim Muwakkil (Alonzo James Cannady) is an American journalist based in Chicago. He is well known as a senior editor at In These Times and an op-ed columnist for the Chicago Tribune.
Muwakkil has authored on African American issues, Middle East politics, and US foreign policy. Currently a Crime and Communities Media Fellow of the Open Society Institute, he as well teaches a seminar on race, media, and politics for the Urban Studies Program of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.
Salim Muwakkil Age
He was born Alonzo James Cannady, January 20, 1947. He is 72 years old as of 2019.
Salim Muwakkil Family | Young
There is no information about his family and how he was raised up. He has not shared any information about his parents and with their occupation, he has also not shared any information him having siblings or elder brothers and sisters
Salim Muwakkil Married
Muwakkil is married and the father of two children. He resides in Chicago. He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.
Salim Muwakkil Education
Muwakkil got enrolled at Rutgers University and graduated with a BA in Political Science in 1973. There is no much information about his early educational background.
Salim Muwakkil Career
He began his career working as a news writer for the Associated Press’ bureau in Newark. The following year he became the copy editor for Muhammad Speaks-Bilalian News, the largest black-owned publication in the country. During his time there, which lasted until July 1977, he also became the managing editor of the newspaper, and in 1975 officially changed his name.Salim Muwakkil
By 1980, Muwakkil was living in Chicago, working as a writer and editor for the U.S. Department of Housing and Development. He was also serving as a freelance writer, contributing to various publications such as the New York Times and Washington Post. In 1984, he became the senior editor of In These Times. Muwakkil later became a contributing columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. He has also served as host of the “Salim Muwakkil Show” on WVON-AM since 2007.
Muwakkil is the author of Harold!, a book chronicling Harold Washington’s historic tenure as mayor of Chicago. He has also contributed to five other books and has been a frequent guest on Chicago Tonight, a public affairs program, and on Beyond the Beltway, a nationally syndicated political radio program. He has provided political commentary for various other radio and television shows, served as an adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors
Salim Muwakkil Net Worth
Salim estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.
Salim Muwakkil Awards
- 1994 Top Ten Media Heroes – Institute of Alternative Journalism1997 Black Rose Achievement Award – League
- of Black Women2001 Studs Terkel Award for Journalistic Excellence – Chicago-based Community Media
- Workshop2004 Lillian Award for Excellence in Journalism – Delta Sigma Theta sorority