Ahmed Sharma is a Digital Content Creator for Fox 26 Houston, who joined the team in May 2021. He was born and raised in Houston and graduated from the University of Houston before moving to San Antonio for graduate school earning a Master’s in History from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2017.
However, he got his first exposure to news by covering various stories for AsAmNews.com an all-volunteer digital newspaper dedicated to current events surrounding Asian Americans while attending graduate school. In one of his first breakout pieces, he covered Sabika Sheikh's funeral, the Pakistani exchange student, who tragically passed away in the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in 2018.
In San Antonio, Ahmed also got the opportunity to earn graduate credits by interning at the NBC and Fox affiliate in September 2018. A year later, he was hired as the Assignments Editor and Digital Content Producer, where Ahmed worked for more than 2 years covering anything from general assignment stories, breaking news to featured stories spotlighting various community liaisons for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.
In addition, Ahmed's work on African American Muslims and their contributions to Houston has been featured in the Journal of South Texas and the Houston Press, respectively.
He is an avid writer, who enjoys telling stories that help highlight efforts that make a positive impact on various communities and interviewing people, who are making a difference and breaking barriers.
After living away for four years, Ahmed is thrilled to be back home and is eager to learn more about Houston and help more Houstonians tell their stories. When he's not covering news, he's either playing with his cats, watching a movie to cross of his lengthy list of "must-watch films," or at a coffee shop writing and thinking about his next big project.
Got a story idea? You can reach him by email.
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