Slma Shelbayah is a Broadcast Journalist and Communications Consultant. She is a Producer/Assignment Editor for CNN and also a Writer for CNN.com. Her career includes breaking news coverage with CNN International, spanning the regions of the Middle East, Asia and Africa and varying across national and international topics including stories covering Arab and Muslim Diasporas. [Taken from slmashelbayah.com]
Maria Ebrahimji is responsible for guest coverage and story planning for CNN’s special events and breaking news programming. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association, and serves on the boards of the Atlanta Press Club and Tau Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Brenau Women’s College and a master’s in International Affairs from Georgia State University. While born in Westminster, MD as the eldest daughter of East African immigrants, Maria was raised in Northeast Georgia and proudly embraces southern hospitality. Her spare time is spent travelling the world, hiking, running, and being an idealist. She currently lives in Atlanta, GA.