Ms. Youmna NAUFAL is the Producer and Host of Y Chats.
Youmna Naufal is the Producer and Host of “Y Chats,” Lebanon’s first up close and personal discussion show in the English language where talks are geared towards the youth with guests covering a range of political, social and cultural topics.
Previously, she was the Head of the English News at Future Television where she was tasked with producing and anchoring the daily news bulletin, and conducted live interviews with political figures and analysts regarding the situation in the region.
To date, Naufal has interviewed more than 500 figures including WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange, US Senator John McCain and UN Special Representative for Iraq Nikolay Mladenov.
Naufal is also the Beirut Correspondent for China’s CGTN where she reports on breaking news in Lebanon. Previously, she was also the Beirut Correspondent for Turkey’s TRT World.
To date, Naufal has participated and/or moderated more than fourty high level panels, most recently in Davos where she took part in panels regarding the evolution of political Islam as well as the role of the public sector in attracting millenials.
Prior to this, she launched the English segment of ECONEWS, a monthly publication distributed by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon. Naufal received her MA degree in International Relations/International Business from New York University in New York.
She will aslo be moderationg the A Step towards Equality conference.