Youmna Naufal is the creator and host of “Y Chats”, Lebanon’s first English discussion show that’s geared towards the youth, with guests covering a range of political, social and cultural topics.
Previously, Youmna was Head of English News at Future Television, tasked to produce and anchor the daily news bulletin as well as conduct live interviews with political figures and analysts; she has interviewed more than 500 figures including WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, former US Senator John McCain and UN Special Representative for Iraq Nikolay Mladenov.
As a producer, Youmna has created and hosted many segments including “Inspirational Women Series”, “Summer Insights”, and “Entrepreneurial Minds”, all of which featured prominent and rising individuals. She is the Beirut Correspondent for China’s CGTN and Turkey’s TRT World, and has participated and/or moderated more than 20 high-level panels, most recently in Davos. She took part in the discussion about the political Islam and the role of the public sector in attracting millennials.
She launched the English segment of ECONEWS, a monthly publication distributed by Lebanon’s Federation of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture. Youmna received her MA in International Relations/International Business from New York University, USA.