Ahmed Al Omran

I am a Saudi journalist who works as a correspondent for Financial Times.

Born and raised in Hofuf, eastern Saudi Arabia, I graduated with a Master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. I have worked for the National Public Radio in Washington DC, before returning to my home country to become a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal between 2013 and 2017. I was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in 2021-2022. Earlier in life, my blog Saudi Jeans was one of the most well-known and long standing blogs in the Middle East. My work has also appeared in other major publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian and Foreign Policy.

You can read samples of my writing, or contact me at: alomran (at) hey (dot) com.

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