Felicia Sonmez - Updated Feb 2024

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Felicia Sonmez

Felicia Sonmez is an American news reporter and Journalist. Felicia Sonmez gained media attention after she Tweeted a controversial link that leads to Kobe Bryant’s rape case. Similarly, she has kept the majority of her life a secret and is very careful not to give out any details.

Early Life

Felicia Sonmez was born in the year 1983 on June 6th. Her birthplace is Washington DC, USA. Similarly, the journalist’s age is 40 years old at the moment. She belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity and American nationality. Moreover, she was born under the star sign Gemini.

Moving on to her family, she has not revealed the names of her parents. Similarly, there is no information on the Journalist’s siblings either. Thus, the names and identities of her family are still in the dark. She grew up in Washington, DC with her parents.


Felicia Sonmez gained notoriety and media attention when she tweeted a controversial link leading to Kobe Bryant’s rape case. The tweet was posted only a few hours after Bryant died in a helicopter crash.

Moreover, Kobe was accused of raping a 19-year-old staff at the Colorado resort back in the year 2003. However, Kobe had stated that the two had consensual sex and admitted to cheating on his wife, Melissa Bryant.

Following her tweet, she had to move to a hotel after her home address was revealed. Moreover, she also received numerous death threats and rape threats too. She was also suspended from her post at the Washington Post.


She attended a local high school. After her high school graduation, she went on to Attend one of the most reputed universities, Harvard University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Government and graduated in the year 2005.

Furthermore, she also attended Tsinghua University located in Beijing, China. While at the University she studied Advanced Chinese and became fluent in the Language.

Felicia Sonmez – Net Worth 2024

Likewise, she has earned a decent sum of wealth through her Journalist career. She has a net worth of  $5 million. However, there is no information about her salary and other asset values.

Career and Professional Life

Felicia Sonmez is currently a multi-lingual reporter and journalist at the Washington Post. While at Tsinghua University she taught English to local children.

Similarly, she also was an Agence France-Presse correspondent too. During her time in China, she became an editor for China Real Time Report.

Felicia Sonmez

Caption: Felicia reporting a news report(source: c-span.org)

After moving back to the states, she worked with numerous media houses and has written hundreds of articles. She has worked with TheL.A. Times, Huff Post, Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and The IndependentUKk.

Likewise, she covered the 2008 US election for a Japan-based newspaper agency. Likewise, she has also worked as the co-editor for the Wake-Up call.

She first joined the Washington Post in the year 2010. Also, she worked as a reporter and reported on national politics till the year 2013. However, she covered the 2012 US elections too.

Furthermore, she faced suspension from the post following her controversial tweet. She was cleared of suspension and now works for the Washington Post.


She has not received any awards to date.

Body Measurements

Felicia Sonmez is in her late 30s. As for her height, she stands tall at 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 56 kg. Likewise, her body measurements(chest-waist-hips) are not available at the moment. She has light brown colored hair with a pair of honey-glazed brown eyes.

Relationship Status

Felicia Sonmez is a married woman. However, she has not revealed any details about her husband and marriage. She has kept a low Internet profile and is mindful of what she posts on the Internet.

Felicia Sonmez – Social Media

Felicia Sonmez is an active Twitter user. Likewise, she often Tweets news reports and has 114.6k followers on her verified Twitter account. She also has a private Instagram account with over 1.6k followers.