• Hena Daniels is an American reporter for the CBS Network.
• She was born in Queens, New York City in 1977, and attended University at Buffalo.
• She has won multiple awards for her reporting and has covered significant news events, such as 9-11 and the Newtown tragedy.
• She is married to Andrew Doba, a media strategy and crisis communications specialist, and has a stepson.
• Hena has a net worth of over $1 million and is active on Twitter and Instagram.

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FactIn the early 1980s, she worked for ABC and CBS affiliates in Peoria, Illinois and also at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. Later, in the mid-1990s, she did a series of commercials for the heartburn medication, Pepcid AC.

Who is Hena Daniels?

Hena was born in Queens, New York City USA, on 4 December 1977, so under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius and holding American nationality. She is mostly known for the work which she has done as a reporter for the CBS Network.

Early life and education

Hena’s parents were originally from Pakistan, but they moved to the US just a few months before she was born – it was a choice they made because they thought Hena was going to have a better future in the US rather than in Pakistan. She spent more than 10 years living in military bases such as Fort Lewis in Washington State and Fort Drum in Upstate New York – after she matriculated from high school, she attended University at Buffalo and graduated with two Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and English Language.

During the years which she spent at the university, Hena became interested in journalism, and began working as a Feature Editor for “The Spectrum” newspapers.


As she became more interested in journalism, Hana decided to begin her career in the media industry, and therefore applied for and won the job of a reporter for WWTI-TV station based in Watertown in New York. She didn’t stay with them for too long, as she moved to Savannah, Georgia and began working for WTOC-TV station. In 2008, Hena got the chance to travel and report from a military base in Karachi in Pakistan, after martial law had been declared there. She had a chance to interview former President Pervez Musharraf ,and reported from Benazir Bhutto’s house during the time when the Prime Minister was under house arrest – a few weeks later, the same Prime Minister was assassinated.

Her next notable job was with the Eyewitness News team at the WFSB-TV station, which she got in October 2015 – her excellent skills were quickly noticed, and she was promoted to the position of a weekend anchor which made her one of the first Pakistani anchors in the US. WFSB-TV station was Hena’s second last step towards her dreams coming true, as she began working for CBS News Network soon after that. CBS gave her an opportunity to cover many important stories, including when President Trump addressed the General Assembly of the UN on 26 September 2018.

Because Hena is a well skilled reporter, she has won two Best Reporter awards given by the readers of the “Hartford Magazine”, an Associated Press Award for Best Spot News, Best Breaking News, and Best Sports Feature – she’s also worked as an adjunct professor at the Capital Community College and at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Out of all the significant news and events which she has covered, her most memorable ones are the 9-11 terrorist attack, and the Newtown tragedy.

Even though there were some rumors of Hena leaving the CBS Network, these were only rumors and are untrue.

Hena Daniels

CBS News

CBS News is one of the divisions of CBS – an American TV and radio network. The broadcasts of CBS News include the “CBS Evening News”, “CBS This Morning”, three news magazine programs which are “CBS Sunday Morning”, “60 Minutes”, and “48 Hours”, and the “Face the Nation” political affairs program, which airs on Sunday mornings. CBS News is also in charge of operating another network which is called CBSN.

CBS News is a very old network as it was created 91 years ago on 18 September 1927, and has headquarters in 530 West 57th Street in New York City. David Rhodes was the President of CBS News until January 6 2019 when he was replaced by Susan Zirinsky – David was fired because the network’s ratings fell, and because he failed to investigate the sexual harassment allegations, which three woman working for the CBS filed against Charlie Rose who worked as a co-anchor of the “CBS This Morning” program before David fired him. Susan Zirinsky is the first female President of CBS News.

Personal life

Hena is more or less secretive when it comes to her personal life – she is apparently happily married to Andrew Doba who is a specialist in the fields of media strategy and crisis communications, and is currently working in Manhattan at a strategic communications firm called Stu Loeser. The couple exchanged their vows on 23 January 2016 at the Society Room of Hartford, which is one of the most popular event places there – the wedding was officiated by Governor Dannel P. Malloy, who is Andrew’s close friend. Other than their friends and relatives, the wedding was also attended by Andrew’s son from his first marriage – both Andrew and Hena faced failures in their first marriages. They are said to have met for the first time in December 2013, when Andrew was invited to a political show on WFSB and was introduced to Hena by a mutual friend. Neither Hena nor Andrew enjoy talking about their first marriages.

The couple was seen walking in the streets of Paris with their son Henry (Andrew’s son, Hena’s stepson) on 23 April 2018 – Hena often posts pictures of her family on her Instagram account and she appears to be very close to her stepson, judging by the picture which she posted on Instagram on 3 July 2018 with the caption ‘While this wedding pic never made into the album, it just makes me so happy to see my sweet stepson.’

Andrew Doba

There is not much known about Andrew other than related to his career – he is a veteran communications operative who has more than 10 years of experience in state government. He worked as the Chief Spokesman for Governor Malloy in Connecticut, and had overseen more than 100 people in 30 agencies in the state, as he was in charge of the Governor’s media campaign which set and promoted his economic priorities. Before that, he worked for New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg in 2009 during his re-election campaign, and had also helped several other people with their campaigns.

Things Hena used to say to her students

During the time she spent at the Capitol Community College as an adjunct professor, Hena would tell students that the main things to have if you want to be involved in broadcasting news are curiosity and awareness of all the events which are currently happening in the city, state, and the entire US, as well as internationally. One has to have a passion for finding out the truth and provide accurate information to viewers and listeners. During her interview with CTPR, Hena said how ‘News is not only a career, it’s a lifestyle.  There will be long hours and holidays you won’t spend with your family.  Also, if you are expecting a glamorous job where you will be making hundreds of thousands of dollar,s that will not be the case, especially early on in your career (if ever).’

Appearance and net worth

Hena is currently 41 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes but her height and weight are not known.

According to authoritative sources, Hena’s current net worth is estimated to be over $1 million while she is said to be making around $150,000 per year from her job at CBS.

Social media presence

Hena is very active on two social media platforms – she launched her Twitter account in April 2010 and has so far gathered over 5,500 followers and tweeted nearly 6,000 times. It seems that a Twitter account is something which all reporters have to have because they need to report the breaking news even when they are not at the station. Hena has an Instagram account as well with nearly 2,500 followers and around 800 pictures posted.


1She began her national news career when she joined CBS News as the anchor of The CBS Morning News (1987) in the Spring of 1985. At age 27, she was one of the youngest national news anchors, ever. She joined NBC in June 1990 as the news anchor for Today (1952) and became anchor of (the now-defunct) NBC News at Sunrise (1983).
2In 1991, she became the first journalist to host her own national daily talk show, A Closer Look (1991), which aired on NBC. Two years later, she joined Dateline NBC (1992), where she worked from 1993 to 1995. She had a cameo role on the Murphy Brown (1988) episode Murphy Brown: A Chance of Showers (1992) along with Katie Couric, Paula Zahn, Mary Alice Williams and Joan Lunden.
3In the early 1980s, she worked for ABC and CBS affiliates in Peoria, Illinois and also at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. Later, in the mid-1990s, she did a series of commercials for the heartburn medication, Pepcid AC.
4She started her television reporting career at WTRF-TV, Channel 7, in Wheeling, West Virginia, where she worked with her future husband, producer Dean Daniels.
5Faith (born on March 9, 1957 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) became nationally known for her role in anchoring some of America's most popular news and talk show programs.
6She is a graduate of Trinity High School in Washington, Pennsylvania and attended Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.
7She is a active supporter of the National Council for Adoption.



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