As AAM’s inaugural Journalism Fellow, Metro TV Anchor Kania Sutisnawinata spent 10 days in Washington, DC in late October 2007 reporting on US foreign policy towards Indonesia, Muslim life in America, and the perceptions and mis-perceptions of both Indonesians and Americans.
Kania Sutisnawinata is the co- anchor of Metro TV’s first international English-language news program, which launched in September 2006. Sutisnawinata previously hosted several programs, focusing on business news. After joining Metro TV in 2000, she anchored “Bisnis Hari Ini” and “Market Review.” Her television career began as an anchor for SCTV in Jakarta. An international background as the daughter of Indonesian government diplomat prepared her for her current duties. Born in Jakarta, she lived and attended schools in Czechoslovakia, Geneva, Los Angeles and Mexico City. She attended the United States International University in Mexico, and graduated from the University of Indonesia as a marketing majoring. Sutisnawinata speaks Bahasa Indonesia, English and Spanish, and has won honors for her proficiency in French.
East-West Connection America Abroad Media and Indonesia's Metro TV co-hosted a town meeting on October 30, 2007 discussing Islam and democracy, US foreign policy towards the Muslim world, and US-Indonesian relations during this ground breaking, televised discussion with live audiences in Washington and Jakarta.