Meet the Team

Noor Tagouri


Noor is a journalist and speaker who breaks down cultural barriers — from sexism to Islamophobia and more. While her storytelling and public speaking have drawn profiles in Marie Claire, The Washington Post and elsewhere, she's also launched #TheNoorEffect, a clothing line created to empower women and combat sex trafficking. Noor works out of Newsy's Washington, D.C. bureau but covers stories across the globe. And one more thing she's passionate about? Food. She's a walking encyclopedia of the DC dining scene, which means you should definitely ask her for restaurant recommendations. You can also follow Noor on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

  Recent Work
Erica Douglas, aka Sister Scientist, mixes chemicals in her factory.
Newsy / Kevin ClancySci/Health

A Woman's Job: The Chemist

Erica Douglas and Noor Tagouri in the lab
Newsy / Zach ToombsPolitics

A Woman's Debrief: 'Sister Scientist' Brings New Perspective

Noor Tagouri milks a goat on Anne Briggs' farm
Newsy / Zach ToombsU.S.

A Woman's Debrief: How Anne Briggs Built Her Farm

Anne Briggs and Noor Tagouri out on the farm
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

A Woman's Job: The Woodworker

Noor Tagouri and Patrice Banks stand inside the shop at Girls Auto Clinic
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Debrief: How A Bad Visit To An Auto Shop Led To A Great Idea

Patrice Banks founded Girls Auto Clinic in Philadelphia
Newsy / Zach ToombsU.S.

A Woman's Job: The Mechanic

Jen Welter oversees a football training camp
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Debrief: Why We Spotlighted NFL Coach Jen Welter

Jen Welter coaches at a football camp.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

A Woman's Job: The Football Coach

Anne Briggs Bohnett and Noor Tagouri on the farm
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

A Woman's Job (Trailer)

Newsy's Noor Tagouri with Dave Cutlip of Southside Tattoos
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

This Artist Covers Up Hateful Tattoos For Free

Women fill the streets of Washington, D.C. during the Women's March on Washington.
Getty Images / Mario TamaPolitics

Yes, The Women's March Had Real Goals — A Lot Of Them

RawStory's incorrect photo pairing of Noor Tagouri

My Name Is Noor, And I'm Not Omar Mateen's Wife

Noor Tagouri
Kate WarrenWorld

The Hijab Is A Form Of Expression, Not Oppression

Food is prepared at Plymouth, the site of the original Thanksgiving
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Since The First Thanksgiving, American Food Has Been Immigrant Food

John F. Kennedy gives a commencement address in June 1963.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and MuseumPolitics

'What You Can Do For Your Country': JFK's Words In Today's World

Bill Clinton giving thumbs up
Getty Images / Alex WongPolitics

First Gentleman? First Dude? What To Call Bill Clinton If Hillary Wins

Models walk down the runway in New York City
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

How Instagram Completely Reshaped The Modeling Industry

Hussain Saeed Alnahdi poses for a photo with friends at a diner
Facebook / Tommy HutsonU.S.

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Are On The Rise

Newsy's Noor Tagouri interviews Giovanni Bartocci at Via Della Pace in New York.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Americans Have Italian Food All Wrong

Hillary Clinton has a messaging problem on Muslim Americans.

Clinton Has A Messaging Problem When It Comes To Muslim Americans

A real Salem witch tells us what pop culture gets wrong.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

A Real Salem Witch Tells Us What Pop Culture Gets Wrong (And Right)

Newsy's Noor Tagouri travels to Yassin's Falafel House.
Newsy / Noor TagouriU.S.

How A Syrian Man Used Food To Connect To His New Home In Tennessee

Khaldon Masri makes Kanafa at his family's bakery in Dearborn, Michigan
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

How Middle Eastern Bakeries Found A Place In America's Rust Belt

Embrey has modeled around the world for seven years.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Beyond The Runway: The Unseen Side Of Life As A Model

Newsy's Noor Tagouri speaks with UnCutt Art
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

We Tracked Down The Street Artist Behind #ProtectYoHeart

Shaffwan Ahmed and Noor Tagouri walk away in Hamtramck, Michigan.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

The Immigrants Next Door: Inside America's First Muslim-Majority City

There are a lot of misconceptions around halal meat.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Debunking 'Halal Hysteria' Meat Myths

Moroccan pottery carries a lot of history.
Newsy / Noor TagouriWorld

Moroccan Pottery Blends 3 Cultures And 1,000 Years Of History

Newsy's Noor Tagouri poses with servicemen at the White House.

Behind The Scenes At The White House's First Eid Al-Fitr Celebration

Why many Arab Americans check 'white' on the US Census

Why Many Arab-Americans Check 'White' On The US Census