Host and Correspondent on NowThis News
Zinhle is a correspondent and the host of “KnowThis,” NowThis’ daily news show that gives a quick, but detailed rundown of all the trending news you need to know — from politics to viral news videos — on Facebook Watch and Instagram. Zinhle also covers breaking and long-form news stories around the country with a focus on the politics and culture beat — interviewing politicians from Bernie Sanders to celebrities like Serena Williams. Recently, she released a report on Black Maternal mortality in the COVID-19 era that grossed 3M views in less than one month. She continues to report on underserved communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2017, Zinhle opened NowThis’ Washington, D.C. bureau, championing on-the-ground live coverage of major protests, and reporting on the history-making candidates throughout the 2018 election. Zinhle is informed by a deep well of experience as a multimedia cinematographer, editor, and filmmaker, with her debut award-winning documentary film on the Black Lives Matter movement screened across the U.S., Canada and Europe. She is a recipient of a Gracie Award for her filmography. Zinhle’s incisive reporting and hosting skills have earned her the opportunity to speak at high-profile events across the country, most recently as moderator of the first Intergenerational Town Hall at the United Nations. Follow Zinhle on Facebook @zinhleessamuah, Instagram @simplyzinhle, and Twitter @simplyzinhle.