Hermela Aregawi | Childhood, Achievements, Family & Net Worth

Hermela Aregawi Biography

February 26, 2022


Hermela Aregawi is an Ethiopian-American investigative journalist, producer, and T.V. show writer. She was the former general assignment reporter of CBS2/KCAL-TV. She is known for initiating and catalyzing the #NoMore movement. This movement aims to oppose and resist the Western media disinformation campaign, economic warfare, and diplomatic propaganda in Africa, particularly Ethiopia.

#NOMORE movement
#NoMore movement

“if all the truth were known about everything in the world, it would be a better place.”

Hermela Aregawi

Hermela Aregawi’s Childhood

She was born on January 21, in the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. Later on, she moved to the United States of America at seven. She had lived in a few different states there, including Mississippi, Tennessee, Massachusetts, California, New York, and then now Los Angeles. In 2012, Hermela acquired her American citizenship after settling for 18 years there. Little known about her family, it is recognized that Professor Haregewoin Assefa is her mother. Living with many people from different backgrounds has helped Hermela broaden her perspective on life. 

Hermela Aregawi's Family
Hermela Aregawi’s Family

Due to her deep affection and fondness for journalism, she put on her mom’s heels at a young age and played host and reporter. Interestingly, it doesn’t take her a while to start living her childhood dreams. Immediately after she had arrived in the U.S., she got hooked on popular talk shows and magazine shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show and 20/20 with Barbara Walters.


Hermela had earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in Boston. She was chosen to be a college reporter for the 2009 Academy Awards at this college. Besides her academic achievement, She is also an expert in different fields, including production for T.V., scripted and unscripted, as well as writing for various platforms: T.V., radio, online print, shooting a video for broadcast, edits using Edius, Avid, Final Cut, and Premiere, Social media, and general marketing strategies, branding, cold-calling for sales, P.C. + Mac proficient, Online networking.


Hermela began her career by taking a role of an assistant to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves. She had also worked as a production assistant, and associate producer for CBS Daytime shows Judge Joe Brown and Judge Judy. Moreover, she served as a presenter and segment producer in Current TV and The Young Turks online. Throughout her stay in the younger Turks, she was part of the award-winning coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election. 

On her next career journey, Hermela joined Al Jazeera America, an American basic cable owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network. Before it got shut down in April 2016, Hermela worked there as a correspondent and digital producer. While she was on al-Jazeera, she focused on viral and trending topics like the pains of opioid addiction and recovery to the rise of islamophobia against Muslim-American families in the New York City area. Besides, she served as a correspondent for the network’s morning show and Your World This Morning. 

After working for three years in Al Jazeera America, Hermela joined KRON4 in the Bay Area. She worked there taking the role of News video journalist. While she was at KRON4, she covered major stories, including the devastating 2017 North Bay fires that killed dozens and scorched more than 200,000 acres. 

In November 2018, Hermela moved to Los Angeles and joined CBS2/KCAL station after reporting for more than two years in San Francisco Bay Area. Before deciding to be an independent reporter, she worked as a general assignment reporter for CBS2/KCAL-TV.

Hermela is currently working as an independent journalist targeting to change the wrong media narrative about the conflict happening in Ethiopia. She now runs her youtube channel, having several virtual interviews involving the Ethiopia-Tigray war.



  • Full Name: Hermela Aregawi
  • Gender: Female
  • Race: African
  • Religion: Not Known
  • Profession: Journalist, Anchor, and Producer
  • Nationality: Ethiopian-American
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Hometown: Los Angeles


  • Date of Birth: January 21, 1988
  • Age: 34 (as in 2022)
  • Birthday: Jan. 21th
  • Place of Birth: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


  • Height: approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
  • Average Body Weight: 65 Kg
  • Eye Color: Dark-Brown
  • Hair Color: Dark-Brown


  • Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Broadcast Journalism
  • College: Emerson College


  • Net Worth: $300K and $1 million (Approx.)
  • Salary: $33,774 to $112,519 (Approx.) annually
  • Source of Income: Journalism


When is the birthday of Hermela Aregawi? 

She celebrates her birthday on January 21 every year. 

Where does Hermela Aregawi live now? 

She is currently residing in Los Angeles, USA. 

Is Hermela American or Ethiopian? 

Hermela Aregawi is both Ethiopian and American. She has got Ethiopian nationality by birth and her American nationality by registration.

Is She married?

It is not known. Since Hermela Aregawi has managed to keep her personal life away from social media, it is unclear whether she is married or not.

Does She have any children?

It is not known. Hermela has never shared any detain about having a child.

What is the Net Worth of Hermela Aregawi?

Hermela Aregawi has an estimated net worth of between $300K and $1 million which she has earned from her career as a journalist.

How much does she get paid? 

Formerly working as a general assignment reporter for CBS2/KCAL-TV, Hermela gets paid an estimated annual salary of $79,652.

Is Hermela Aregawi Eritrean? 

No, Hermela Aregawi is Ethiopian-American.

Who is the mother of Hermela Aregawi?

The mother of She is known to be Professor Haregewoin Assefa.

Can Hermela Aregawi speak in Amharic?

Although not as fluent in English, She can speak Amharic.


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1 Comment

  1. Concerned

    She is both good and bad. She is very involved but it seems for personal gain. She takes advantage of the uneducated and uses them for her benefit. Usually, she throws them away afterwards.



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