Correspondent and Host, “KnowThis,” NowThis; Filmmaker
Zinhle Essamuah is a correspondent and host of “KnowThis,” a daily news show from NowThis on Facebook and Instagram. She also covers breaking and long-form news stories with a focus on politics and culture for NowThis, including a 2019 investigation of conditions for undocumented immigrants at private detention facilities. In 2017, Essamuah opened the Washington, DC bureau of NowThis and reported on history-making candidates throughout the 2018 election. She has experience as a multimedia cinematographer, editor, and filmmaker, including her debut, award-winning documentary film, Hands Up. The recipient of a Gracie Award for her filmography, Essamuah speaks widely, most recently as moderator of the first Intergenerational Town Hall at the United Nations.