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Ahmad Mukhtar

Ahmad Mukhtar is a producer for CBS News based in Toronto, Canada. He covers politics, conflict and terrorism, with a focus on news from Canada and his home nation of Afghanistan, which he left following the Taliban's return to power in 2021. He reports for all CBS News platforms.

Ahmad has a bachelor's degree in political science and public administration from the American University of Afghanistan and a master's degree in disaster and emergency management from York University in Toronto. He started his career in journalism with CBS News in Kabul in 2009.

He became CBS News' Kabul bureau chief in 2013, helping to lead coverage of America's longest ever war before leaving the country in 2021.

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