Honey Al Sayed
- Country / Conflict-Affected Area: Syria
- Position: Media Consultant, Host, and Producer
- Organization: SouriaLi
Radio talk show host and producer Honey Al Sayed is a Syrian citizen who lived in Damascus from 2000 to 2012. Born in Kuwait, she attended high school in Egypt and university in Lebanon. Hers is an entrepreneurial family that established businesses in Syria and Kuwait, including high-end fashion retail, advertising, an art gallery, and professional photography.
In her home country, Ms. Al Sayed was the host and producer of the popular radio show Good Morning Syria, an award-winning program focused on civil and social reform that was heard by six million listeners. She also created a platform called Positive Media, which focuses on promoting leadership and tolerance in Syria by communicating positive messages at the grassroots level, particularly to youth groups. In addition, she was Council Secretary for the Syrian-American Business Council.
After the outbreak of the Syrian uprising, Ms. Al Sayed came to the US and co-founded SouriaLi – an independent, nonprofit, online radio station where she serves as media consultant, host, and producer. She is also a co-founder of the RO’YA Association (“Vision for a Better Syria”), the founding association and main sponsor of SouriaLi Radio.
Ms. Al Sayed serves on the Advisory Board of ARCH International, which aims to protect Syrian heritage during wartime. In 2011, the US Department of State chose Ms. Al Sayed to represent her country in the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists. With degrees in liberal studies and communications from the Lebanese American University, she is the recipient of that university’s Alumni Achievement Award, commended as an influential media figure and role model in promoting a better future in Syria.
Last Updated: January 2014