About the Reporter


Philomena Bubaris, better known as Philly, is an Associate Producer at Al Jazeera America in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Stony Brook University in May 2013 with a journalism degree focusing on broadcast and web journalism. She was chosen by a university panel to be the commencement speaker at graduation in front of more than 10,000 people.

Right after graduation, Philly moved to Washington to pursue her career at AJAM. It has been an adventure with many ups and downs, but was well worth the move away from home. Before coming to Al Jazeera, Philly interned at Bloomberg TV, News12 Long Island, Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and WNET’s MetroFocus.

Outside of work, Philly is slowly but surely finishing up a Masters in Business Administration. She enjoys going to spin class and yoga, as well as learning how to cook.