la Meurmishvili Bio, Wiki
Ia Meurmishvili is a Senior Editor/TV Anchor/Journalist at Voice of America also renown for being the wife of Kurt Volker, an American diplomat who served as the U.S. Ambassador to NATO and served as executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership.
He worked in a volunteer capacity as the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine until his resignation on September 27th, 2019.
On Tuesday, November 19th Kurt Volker will publicly testify in the impeachment inquiry about his role as one of Trump’s point people negotiating with Ukraine. Volker was interviewed in a closed session of the House committees leading the Trump impeachment inquiry on October 3rd, 2019, and his prepared statement was made public on October 4th, 2019. The Washington Post reported that he asserted he had warned Giuliani that he (Giulani) was receiving untrustworthy information about the Bidens from Ukrainian political figures.
la Meurmishvili Age
She is currently 49 years old as of 2019.
la Meurmishvili Background
Meurmishvili, who was born in the European country of Georgia and now lives with her husband in Washington D.C., previously worked in Congress as a research assistant and as a lobbyist for the Georgian Association in the USA. Meurmishvili has been a senior editor and anchor at Voice of America since 2009.
la Meurmishvili Education
Meurmishvili attended Tbilisi State Pedagogical University in her native Georgia, graduating with a linguistics and Georgian language degree, according to her Linkedin profile.
She moved to the United States and studied at American University in Washington D.C. from 2004 to 2006, completing her master’s degree in international relations, international relations and affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
la Meurmishvili Career
She is a senior editor and TV host for Voice of America, which is an international broadcasting organization funded by the U.S. government. Volker and Ia Meurmishvili reportedly met in 2015 during an interview, according to the Forum Daily.
According to her social media pages, Meurmishvili began working for the network in 2009. She says on her LinkedIn profile that she hosts a “weekly analytical TV program “Washington Today,” which is broadcast nationwide in Georgia and available online worldwide.”
She also serves as a staff expert on US foreign policy, counterterrorism, and defense and security issues related to Eurasia, including NATO enlargement, OSCE issues, democratic governance, and conflict regions of the former Soviet Union. Publish analytical reports on US international relations, Russian military, counterterrorism, and European energy security.
It was an honor to participate in the NATO-Georgia public diplomacy forum #NGPDForum and speak at the panel in disconnecting perceptions from reality-conspiracy theories, lies& #FakeNews. #NATODays pic.twitter.com/jWrpATiJ3U
— Ia Meurmishvili (@iameurmishvili) October 31, 2019
In her spare time, Meurmishvili, “writes, reads and trains for her next triathlon,” according to the Georgian Center website. She has also written for other news organizations about Georgia and Eurasian issues. She wrote an article in April 2019 titled, “It’s Time to Press Russia to Implement a Ceasefire with Georgia.”
la Meurmishvili & Kurt Volker Engagement & Wedding
Ia Meurmishvili and Kurt Volker met in 2015 when he was a guest for an interview on her TV show, “Washington Today,” according to Obozrevatal, a Ukrainian news site.
Meurmishvili and Volker celebrated their engagement with a party in June of 2019 at the Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, D.C. She shared photos from the event and wrote on Facebook, “Everything was beautiful – the weather, people, atmosphere, music… it was a perfect engagement party!!” The Georgian Journal reported on the event and said it was a wedding rather than an engagement party.
A look at her facebook pictures reveals that she celebrated her wedding Kurt Volker on October 7th, 2019 at Washington National Cathedral. Her profile picture shows her clad in a wedding dress and under the picture, there are congratulatory messages such as, ” Congratulations Ya! I still wish you love, joy and happiness, multipurpose …”
la Meurmishvili Ex-Husband
Meurmishvili was previously married to Michael Maloof, a former Pentagon aide. Maloof lost his security clearance because, in part, of his relationship with Meurmishvili, according to “Sabatoge,” a 2006 book by Rowan Scarborough.