Hady Mawajdeh

Hady Mawajdeh is an Arts Reporter and Digital Editor for KERA’s Art & Seek. Hady came to KERA from Austin where worked on “The national daily news show of Texas,” Texas Standard. At the Standard, Hady crafted stories and segments about the topics and headlines that mattered most to Texans.

Prior to his work on the Standard, Hady lived and worked in Durham, North Carolina, where he worked as producer at North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC. At WUNC he was able to work on the statewide news program The State of Things. Hady’s journalistic career began during college as an intern and freelance reporter at NPR affiliate KUT 90.5 FM Austin.

Hady was born and raised in Central Texas and attended college at Texas State University. Hady is obsessed with pop culture, music, photography and…ART! If you’d like to connect with Hady or simply see what’s reading about, listening to or covering follow him on Twitter — @hadysauce.

Earlier this month, after the Trump administration ordered travel restrictions, many Americans jumped onto flights and returned to the U.S. But soon after, horror stories started to emerge as airports became densely populated.

"I spent three or more hours in the most disgusting close contact with strangers that I've ever experienced."

That's what 21-year-old Californian Emma Swaim said about her Saturday night ordeal waiting in customs at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.