2017 ADC Rose Nader Award Winner
Dena Takruri is a Senior Presenter at AJ+ and one of the channel’s founding members. She is recognized for her bold and immersive reporting, characterized by speaking truth to power in any setting and giving voice to those unheard. Many of her videos have gone viral, earning millions of views on Facebook and YouTube.
Dena has reported internationally on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and on
Europe’s refugee crisis, where she was one of the first journalists to ever broadcast using Facebook Live. Among the domestic stories she’s covered are the 2016 presidential race, Flint’s water crisis, AIPAC’s annual policy conference, the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, and ICE’s crackdown on undocumented people under Trump. She has extensively covered the #BlackLivesMatter movement and issues related to Arab and Muslim communities in the U.S.
Dena is also a producer and featured profilee in the Peabody-nominated series “The Secret Life of Muslims.” Previously, she worked at HuffPost Live and Al Jazeera Arabic. You can follow her on Twitter at @Dena.