Natasha Tynes (born in 1977) is a Jordanian-American Author, Social Media Strategist, Writer, Journalist, Media Personality, and Communication Officer from Amman, Jordan. She recently became the topic of serious controversy on social media after her tweet went viral on the internet.
Furthermore, the 42-year-old author reported an Afro-American transit worker for eating on a train in Washington D.C. on Twitter. But her criticism backfired on her as Natasha received a lot of hate for being racist.
Moreover, some people on Twitter also labeling the journalist as a snitch. According to a source, Tynes’ debut book “They Called Me Wyatt” deal also got canceled due to her actions.
In fact, the book was supposed to come out on June 11, 2019. It is about a Jordanian student Siwar Salaiha who was killed on her birthday in College Park, Maryland. The book’s distributor was Rare Bird Books.
However, they released a statement and announced that they were working on canceling her novel within its distribution network. Currently, Natasha is working as a Communications Officer for the World Bank Group.
She started her career as a journalist and has two decades of media experience working as a journalist, editor, and managing editor. Tynes was a reporter for the Jordan Times and managing editor of Arabia Online.
Later, Natasha started her media company “Tynes Media Group” where she provided various digital media solutions.
Shaming Tweet Controversy & Book Deal Lose
The incident took place on May 10, 2019. Tynes posted a tweet around 9 a.m. and stated that wmata employee in UNIFORM eating on the train. In fact, the author attached the picture of black woman employee along with tagging Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority account.
As a result, the authorities asked her about the time, the direction, and what line she was on. However, things went wrong when people started bashing her for her tweet. Someone wrote that this incident is the best example of why we all require to have an intersectional approach to racism.
Moreover, a user also tweeted that Natasha should pen a novel about what occurred when she didn’t mind her business and also called her snitch. Many other tweets flooded on social media by tagging her.
Later, the author deleted her tweet and also issued an apology. But nothing went right and she deactivated all of her accounts. In fact, Tynes also put down her official website. The woman whose picture went viral on the internet stated that she left embarrassed and hurt.
The employee also claimed that because of this incident she was not able to celebrate Mother’s Day with her children. Her union representative claimed that she would have usually eaten her breakfast at the next stop.
But then it was rush hour and the train was also late. She did not want to keep clients at her next assignment waiting. Therefore, she decided to have breakfast on the train. Also, the Metro employee will not be facing disciplinary action for eating on the train.
Trivia & Quick Info
|Real Full Birth Name||Natasha Tynes.|
|Profession||Author, Social Media Strategist, Journalist, and Communication Officer.|
|In the news for||lost her debut book "They Called Me Wyatt" deal due to her controversial tweet.|
|Age (As of 2019)||42 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||1977.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Cancer.|
|House In||Washington, D.C., USA.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: NA.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 3".
Centimeters: 162 cm.
Meters: 1.62 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 64 Kg.
Pounds: 141 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||36-32-38.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||6.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Name not Known.
|Siblings||Brother: Not Known.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Husband/Spouse Name||Name not available.|
|Highest Qualification||Master's Degree in International Journalism.|
|Alma Mater.||1. The University of London.
2. The University of Jordan.
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Angelina Jolie.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Reading.|
|Favorite Food||Pizza, Fries & Ice Cream.|
|Net worth (approx.)||Under Revision (As of 2018).|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||--|
|Mobile or Phone Number||--|
|Home Details||Will Update.|
|Email Address||Not found.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Natasha Tynes
- The author was born in 1977 in Amman, Jordan. Therefore, Natasha Tynes’ age is 42 years old, as of 2019.
- She graduated from the University of London from the University of Jordan. Natasha received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences City.
- Later, she earned her Master’s Degree in International Journalism from the University of London.
- The author moved to America in order to pursue her career in journalism about 15 years ago in her 20s.
- Furthermore, Tynes is a married woman and tied the knot with her husband (name not available) many years ago.
- The couple also shares three kids together.
- According to Wikipedia source, Natasha said that no one spoke about the color of the person when she grew up in Jordan.
- However, when she came to the USA and suddenly people see her as brown.
- Then, the journalist came to know that she is a minority.
- Moreover, Tynes appeared on numerous national and international TV programs as an expert on the Middle East.
- She also featured in shows like This Morning, Larry King Live, Foreign Exchange with Daljit Dhaliwal, Scarborough Country, Up All Night, etc.
- Her byline also appeared in the Huffington Post, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, the Jordan Times, and many other outlets.
Have a look: The Story of Marcia Harvey, Lifestyle, Biography & Affairs
- In fact, she is a veteran communications expert and has over twenty years of experience as a social media strategist.
- She also worked as the director of global training programs for journalists worldwide.
- The 42-year-old Natasha is also a public speaker and spoke about citizen journalism, global media development, the Middle East, and digital media.
- Recently, the author also named as one of the Twitter personalities to follow on the Middle East by UAE-based magazine.
- She won the F.Scott Fitzgerald award for her short story “Ustaz Ali”.
- Currently, the journalist also works as President of Tynes Media Group.
- She also served as program director for the International Center for Journalists.