Atlanta - Neima Abdulahi is an Emmy-nominated and award-winning journalist who has carved out a niche style of storytelling that pinpoints the dynamic intersection of culture, social justice, and entertainment.
Neima currently serves as the Chief Culture Journalist of the special projects division at 11Alive News. She recently was awarded a Gracie Award, a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, and a National Association of Black Journalists award for cultural documentary projects that she helped produce with her talented colleagues.
Neima has earned credibility in the media industry working in top TV markets from Atlanta to Charlotte. Her work explores the pulse of the culture and unravels cultural perspectives and in-depth reporting. Her journalistic and cultural expertise has been featured on VH1, REVOLT Media, CNN, MTV, FOX Soul, Will Packer Productions, VIBE Magazine, Right This Minute, and several other credible platforms.
Neima started her career as a general assignment reporter for FOX46 Charlotte. After that, she joined WXIA in 2016 as a general assignment multimedia journalist.
Over the years, Neima has landed interviews with well-known voices such as Killer Mike, ambassador Andy Young, T.I., Big Boi, Jermaine Dupri, Senator Cory Booker, Bubba Wallace, Gucci Mane, and the list goes on. Her unique perspective on the state of the culture helps facilitate necessary conversations with a wide range of influential figures.
Neima is a graduate of Elon University and a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the prestigious Emma Bowen Foundation. She was born in Somalia and grew up in metro Atlanta, a city that shaped her passion for cultural content and in-depth storytelling.