DIRECTOR OF BREAKING NEWS VIDEO
The better-looking of identical twins, Omar drinks too much coffee, doesn’t sleep enough, and has a growing collection of graphics novels.
Energetic and quick thinker Omar Chatriwala has traveled the States and the world and has lived in various cities—from New Orleans and San Francisco to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait—before moving to the DC area to become the Director of Breaking News Video for Circa where he manages a team of talented editors and producers creating time-sensitive videos.
Previously, Omar was the Executive Producer at AJ+, an online news and current events channel targeting millennials, where he developed a real-time news video strand that generated billions of views for the Al Jazeera-backed ventured. He also co-founded and is the Publisher of Doha News, a web ite covering business, politics, culture and life in the country of Qatar, since 2009.
In the last 12 years, Omar has done a little bit of everything when it comes to media—blogging and writing news stories, shooting photos and video, teaching journalism and consulting on digital media strategies—and has reported from L.A. to D.C., from Tunis to Baghdad and beyond. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.