Mona Abou Hamze : The period preceding MTV

The period preceding MTV:

The Civil War unfortunately forced me to change 5 primary schools. My first school days were at the Italian School for girls, located  next to Concorde, Verdun.

Mona Abou Hamze as a Child

Mona Abou Hamze as a Child

When I reached elementary, I moved to “Ecole Saint Joseph de l’Apparition” where I later on graduated.

Mona Abou Hamze as a Child

Mona Abou Hamze as a Child

The American University of Beirut was my choice to major in “Political Studies”. As soon as I graduated , I met my husband Bahij and got engaged shortly after . Bahij is a businessman, holder of a BA in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

AUB Beirut

AUB Beirut

God blessed me with the most amazing gifts ever, my 3 lovely kids:

1-    Ayman, 19 years old, currently majoring in Architecture

2-    Iyad, 17 years old, currently studying for his BAC I

3-    Yassmine, 14 years old, currently studying for Brevet.

My 3 Angels

My 3 Angels

I have always loved writing. Among the major things I have achieved prior to establishing my career as a TV presenter is the writing  of my poetry book Bila Haka’eb بلا حقائب.

Mona Abou Hamze signing her book: Bila Haka2eb بلا حقائب

Mona Abou Hamze signing her book: Bila Haka2eb بلا حقائب

Furthermore, I enjoy reading all kinds of books whether historical, political, philosophical and even literature.

Mona Abou Hamze and her family

Mona Abou Hamze and her family

MTV Lebanon re-established its existence 3 years ago, and that was when I was given the opportunity to present the now much liked talk show “Talk of the Town”.

Talk Of The Town Lebanon With Mona Abou Hamze

Talk Of The Town Lebanon With Mona Abou Hamze

My life has changed  ever since, but I am still a dedicated housewife and a full-time mother. Everyone knows it’s very hard to establish a perfectly balanced lifestyle where one can give 100% attention to both raising kids and juggling a full-time job, yet I try to do my best for my family, my parents and my demanding career.

Mona Abou Hamze and her Kids

Mona Abou Hamze and her Kids

Mona Abou Hamze

Mona Abou Hamze

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145 thoughts on “Mona Abou Hamze : The period preceding MTV

  1. Nadine Sujud says:

    You’re a role model , I wish one day I’ll meet you in a special show of mine inshala 😀

  2. rasha says:

    loved the photos especially the one that shows ur childhood 🙂 wish u more and more success!!

  3. valerie says:

    u r the best mona i love u

  4. Abeer says:

    finally knowing the women we wait for every Thursday 🙂 u are seriously loved by all ages and all type of ppl… am a 21 years old college student that enjoy to watch ur show with my parents, grandfather, and ppl younger… so i think no 1 on earth dsnt love u 😉 its nice to get to know u more by this blog 🙂

  5. Ryan Hamze says:

    It’s so nice to see a TV presenter have a life that they’re not afraid to talk about! She’s a mother, a poet, a news anchor, AND a presenter… No wonder Talk of the Town is so mesmerizing:)
    I love this woman<3

  6. najwa maksad jaber says:

    you are a special lady….

  7. Amal says:

    Really u r so lovely and cute lady, and my fiance’ loves u so much and I love u, God bless u…

  8. Kifah says:

    Hi. Ur photos r so beautiful!!!
    I love u so much!
    We r so proud of u madam Mona so much!
    Wish u the best…

  9. aboood says:

    مذيعة جميلة ورائعة .. شكرا لكي على البرنامج الرائع وانشاء الله نشوفك في حلقة عنا في غزة ^_^ .

  10. abdelrazak says:

    I love you mimo

  11. Maysaa Najjar says:

    Good luck Mona in all your future plans, you are such a brilliant women,and make us all proud…may God be with you

  12. salma says:

    ur the best mona, love u so much god bless ur family, kisses!!!

  13. maya says:

    Hi mona i like u yoy are a very talented person and i wish u all the best courage 🙂

  14. Ahmed Kotmawi says:

    منى وانت صغير كتير حلوة ورائع وجملية وقمر انا شو ماقالت عنك رح يضل قليل وانا بحبك بجنون مع تحياتي مجنون منى ابو حمزة

  15. Rima Bou Ajram says:

    Mona, you are a shining star that visits the whole world on Thursdays. Here in the United States we all talk about you and your oustanding performance. We are so proud of you!
    You made us drop all our plans for Thursday nights to watch the “Talk of the Town”

  16. Michelle says:

    Wonderful as a child!!! Mona, please, please come to Brazil, we love you ❤

  17. Noha Tom says:

    A phenomenon :)..Glad to see photos from ur childhood.. lots of love Mona..

  18. rehab najjar says:

    we are proud of you,god bless you and your family,great woman!

  19. mervat says:

    god bless you and your family…..

  20. ZiZi Akl says:

    Very nice pictures..w ma mbayin 3laike 3endik children in this age smalla alla y5alilik yehon 🙂

  21. Laith Tamimi says:

    استطاعت منى أبو حمزة في بضع حلقات من برنامجها ” حديث البلد ” أن تثير في قلوبنا حباَ وارتباطاً بشخصها , وهذه معادلة في منتهى الصعوبة لم أقابل من استطاع النجاح بها في يوم واحد

  22. rola merhi says:

    Mona you are role model for every woman coz u didn’t put limit to your ambition in life & your

    dreams ,eventhough you are a dedicated mother & housewife.As an audience i like your simplicity

    in ur look,outfits & smart dialogue which make u loved & respected among all who watch ur

    episodes.best of luck in ur life.:)

  23. Roy :) says:

    منى… انت الملكتي قلبنا وعقلبنا ملكة…فعلاً! الله يوفقك ويزيدك تألق ونجاح لأنك بتستهالي يا منى…النساء كثر أما الستات فقليلون…وأنت ست بكل ما للكلمة من معنى…الله يحميك يا منى 🙂

  24. Chadi says:

    It seems i found somebody who is perfect and complete in this world. God be with you, bless you, and protect you

  25. Mohamad Dankar says:

    Seriously you are amazing 😀
    Your story , the pictures and everything related to you
    alla y7miki 😀

  26. Miriam Ghanem says:

    All I can say is God Bless you

  27. God Bless you and your family..
    You are adorable in all ages!!

  28. farah el zoghbi says:

    Proud to have you as a very classy and beautiful and educated lebanese woman :):) chapeau bas pour une adorable personne .god bless you mona abou hamzeh and bless your lovely family

  29. heba says:

    so cute …yo2bosh 😉

  30. Mohamad Nasar says:

    I think u r unique lady especially nowadays, everyone can learn themes from ur experience.., God bless u and ur family , i wish i can meet u oneday .

  31. obada says:

    you look awesome and it’s really making me wonder why didn’t this come up till now
    i wish you all the bless in your life

  32. roulati says:

    you are amazing and lovely…

  33. Nadia says:

    l’idée du blog est remarquable, cela permet de mieux vous connaitre et d’être proche de vos idées.
    on est fier de votre parcours.
    bonne continuation Mona;)

  34. Sam says:

    You r a “Dream”…God bless u & ur sweet family

  35. Bonsoir Madame Mona, je regarde votre émission avec beaucoup d’intérêt, il faut dire que vous l’illuminez avec votre sourire et votre présentation objective et surtout très proche du cœur, bonne continuation et pleins d’autres succès dans votre vie et ce, sur tout les plans.

  36. najwa says:

    We as Lebanese are lucky to have an influential figure like you Mona! God bless you and all your works!

  37. Great Pictures of you and the family, we are lucky to have you in our family, you are doing a great job and we are all very proud of you, we watch in USA every week. My best regards to you and my Causin Bahij and the Kids. Love Merwan

  38. zeina abdel malek says:

    Lady w amar ! Allah yi7meeki:) wish we have more famouse people mitlik byirfa3o el ras !
    Zeina Abdel Malek

  39. souriana ward says:

    We are related, but I haven’t met you yet (ma sei2abit) 😉
    I’m a big fan of yours. I love your show, I love the way you manage it,
    Please keep impressing us

  40. Joe says:

    wayn kenteh iyyem miss lebanon…u deserve it really

  41. Hisham Hmeidan says:

    All the best princess, we are proud of you 🙂

  42. jana says:

    i think in this life the most important is familly, love, happines

  43. Nadine says:

    I think you are the best TV Presenter in the Middel East & kteeer Zakia (a Jordanian word which means beautiful )<3

  44. Inas kerbage says:

    Mona , u are beautiful we very proud of u
    Allah ma3ek . U deserve the best . Nchala
    I well meet u this summer because I am going to Lebanon to ( barouk )

  45. moudi says:

    You are amzing wishing you all the best and success this is from the bottom of my heart Mona really because you deserve it.

  46. sara says:

    You’re really cute mona!!

  47. Majdal says:

    I’m Proud To Know You, I Hope Meet You In Future, I Hope From God To Protect You And Your Family ,,
    From Success To Greater Successes
    I Love You Mona ^_^

  48. tariq says:

    very nice pic I love you mona and wish you all the best

  49. Leila says:

    We are all proud of you specially myself because I know how hard to be a mom and hard worker god bless you .
    Leila .

  50. ouassila wawa says:

    Mouna …you mooved me by your words ,by your life , i am proud to have you in my life…ya rab que l’amour que le bonheur and alot of success ..pls tell me at what age you married ?with all my respect …mwahhhh

  51. Michelle says:

    please come to Brazil, we love you ❤

  52. Mona,I am proud of you; you are my insperation, God bless you and bless your lovely family,I wish you to be the best you can be in your life; again God bless you!!!

  53. Shab says:

    your photos are awesome, I liked that smile on your face from the childhood
    you didn’t miss that , you are very successful person, I like watching your program , you have present of mind and this is very important for presenter , you have beauty and you are smart and a lovely person on the screen I like your way of laughing , it’s classy as you,,,
    you know!!! 😉
    God please Bless Mona, she deserve the Best

    I would like to say you a very important thing cause you are a successful person and for sure you may have enemies” be careful where ever you go watch out from who follows you on the roads by his car , do not drink and eat outside ” restaurants ,pubs, nightclubs, on tv ,during events ,,do not cheers any body who oblige you to do so,, take your order as the others but do not put any thing inside your mouth ,,, eat at home only what you choose
    this is very very important be carefull from your friends and trust your family only , even if you don’t have enemies there is always an enemy against the successful person that you don’t know
    be smart as i know you and good luck Mona

  54. sarmad says:

    هاي لاحلى وأجمل منى بالكون ربي يحفظك ويحفظ عيالك عنجد أنا بحبك كتير وبموت في حبك صار عندي يوم الخميس أحلى يوم في الاسبوع لانوا بشوفك في برنامجك الاول بالعالم كلوا وبتمنى التقي فيك بالحقيقة هذا حلمي الوحيد ما بعرف كيف عبر وأحكي لما شوفك يا رب من نجاح لنجاح

  55. ammar says:

    ست الستات منى أبو حمزة انشالله على طول بصحة وسعادة دائمة أنت وأسرتك الكريمة وسلام لكل واحد منهن فردا فردا … عنجد صار للحياة طعم العسل بعد ما صرنا نشوفك وانشالله كل عام وأنت بخير بمناسبة الأعياد …مع كل المحبة (عمار

  56. soukaina0627 says:

    merciii pour ce site. j ai cherché partout pour savoir ta vrai vie personnelle. hamdlh et enfin. bon j ai voulu te dire que t ai vraiment magnifique et trééééééééééééééés belle. que dieu te protége, toi et ta famille. je t adoooooooooooore. ❤

  57. Thank YOU all! love you so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  58. ammar says:

    ست الستات منى أبو حمزة الغالية …انشالله على طول بكل صحة وسعادة أنت وكل أفراد أسرتك …وسلام خاص لكل واحد منهم فردا فردا …وكل عام وانتم بخير بمناسبة الأعياد …منى عنجد صار للحياة طعم العسل بعد ماصرنا نشوفك …انشالله على طول ناجحة ومتألقة …بالمناسبة صورتك وأنت طفلة عنجد روعة روعة …معك كل الحب (عمار

  59. KIFAH says:

    I want to meet u personally because i adore u!!!!

  60. sara atallah says:

    We r proud of u.

  61. Michelle says:

    Please tell us more about your life, your day to day! We love you and want to know everything about you 😀

  62. sara says:

    We r proud to have such TV presenter like u.We admire & respect u.

  63. s3ada says:

    mona are u muslim ?

  64. Mazen says:

    La simplicite fait la beaute …ca s’ applique sur toi…
    All the best Mona!

  65. Randy-Luke Baz says:

    I really enjoyed reading your blog. Since you majored in political studies, is it possible that you switch to political talk shows instead of the current one? Saying that you always have a political individual on Talk of the Town…. Cheers ….RLB

  66. soukaina0627 says:

    je t adooooooooore . je t aiiiiiiiiiiiime………
    ❤ ❤ ❤

  67. houda saleh says:

    ان شاء الله تبقى نجمة ساطعة في مجال الاعلام ومن نجاح لنجاح اكبر يارب
    ولا تنسي في عالم كتيييييييييرة ما شاء الله بتحبك ومعجبة فيكي كشخصية ناجحة ومثقفة
    ويارب يخليكي لاهلك وللناس اللي بيحبوكي و يخليلك اولادك
    وتشوفيهم من احسن ناس في العالم ياااااااااااااارب
    بدي اسالك كيف ممكن اشتري كتابك لانو مو موجود هون بالمغرب
    بحبك كتيييييييييير

  68. nazih jawhar says:

    follow your dreams ”’how is your dream big

  69. Rasha al rifaii says:

    God bless you and your family!

  70. JANO says:

    wlik ya noussik..zghire akbar kbire.. laaaano betjanene smallah (ENSANIAN W E3LEMIYAN) w amar smallaj

  71. dimarym says:

    Vous donnez le vrai visage de la femme libanaise. Belle, intelligente, ambitieuse qui concilie bien son travail avec sa vie de famille. Je vous admire. Que dieu vous protège. Continuer à être le soleil de votre programme. Bonne chance pour l’avenir.

  72. sara says:

    pour moi je t’aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime et j’aime bcp si j’aurais une belle fille comme toi………. dit inchallah
    moi je suis vraiment heureuse de t’écrit qlq mots là
    tu a 38ans ? çaaaaaaaaa m’étonne !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! J’ai pensé que tu ai 28 ans
    adorable Mouna !
    algerie

  73. @MonaAbouHamze
    awal shi allah ye7miki w ye7mi 3ayltik ya rab w y5alilik yahon ❤
    ana mn elfans tab3oolik ya3ni btabe3 talk of the town kil 5amis 🙂 b7eb this prog w b7eb eltanwee3 yali feeeh
    je voulais vous dire que vous êtes une présentatrice pas comme les autres et c'est se qui fait la différence bonne continuation w happy new year ❤ 🙂

  74. feliz says:

    i love u soo much…i wish for u the best with ur family ❤

  75. mohammed says:

    mohammed
    je suis un grand fan de votre émission madame.bonne continuation

  76. RIDA says:

    your very beatufille mona a love you

  77. Ktir 7elwin el souwar set Mona
    Alla y5aliki w5alli el chey5 Bahij
    faw2 rason ya rab.
    bas ma tez3ali mini inti ktir 7elwi
    w bentik a7la. alla ye7miya.

  78. Heba Denawi says:

    First of all- How adorable u were as a kiddo and still continue to be so with ur natural&spontenous ways Ur successful in each & every way possible and u shine like a star with ur uniqueness and u outshine with ur constant elegance in your amazing show “Talk of the town” – May God bless you and your lovely family! All my love to you, ya ahla Mona:):)<3

  79. vedat says:

    very beautiful….

  80. ahmad yasmine says:

    god bless you & your family mona

  81. god bless you mona & your family

  82. بكل محبه وتقدير …اول شي بحب اهنيكي على اسلوبك الرائع في اداره برنامج حديث البلد
    واكيد انتي بتستحقي كل الجوائز الي حصلتي عليها

    تاني شي : شو المانع انه يكون في برنامجكم ضيف من احد الدول العربيه يعني كفقره صغيره
    لانه في مشاهدين من غير لبنان متلي انا ،، مع انه بحب كتير القضايا الي بتخص لبنان

    تحياتي

  83. lema says:

    dites madame quel est le secret de votre beauté ??

  84. Lis says:

    I am really happy to discover your tv show and you. I am living in paris and never watch your tv show hadith elnass. You run it very weel congratulations. i appraciate it very much, and discover very talented lebanese people specially rima khcheich. I was so excited to let you know how i was happy and ejoying todiscover you
    Best regards
    Good luck
    Zena

    Good luck and best regards

  85. Danielle says:

    At least we finally have a real beauty in Lebanon yet respectable and educated and depending mostly on her lovely cultured personality to reach out to all ages in the whole Arab world. Only people like Mona can me proud being a Lebanese! By the way, I have never waited or even watched a show on TVs except for yours!

  86. Mohamad says:

    Mrs. Abou Hamze, You know I never watched arabic tv, seriously! until I saw your show, and saw you actually. Mashalla, you are certainly the most beautiful lady ive ever seen. I am sure you have a great husband that cherishes this great personality and beauty. I will always be a fan. Good luck with all your future work and projects. I hope to meet you soon.

  87. Moe says:

    Lema was asking you about the secret of your beauty… allow me to answer her in french… c la beaute de la nature Lema, elle est tellement naturelle!!! God bless you Mona 🙂

  88. Rema El-haddad says:

    Hi Mona,

    I feel your pain of going to many schools, ive been to 14 between Lebanon and Australia… Finally graduated in accounting and law… Today im an Auditor…. We love u in Australia, you are a high role model, a perfect mother and a glamour. What we love about you is that you respect your status and you speak your arabic properly without mixing it french and english. The entire family watches ur show and all love you.

    I just wish lebanon could accomodate for all these “mitgarbiin” one day. Id love to meet you in person if u ever come to Australia…

    Regards
    Rema. 🙂

  89. Hi Mona! 🙂
    I live in Italy and I try to follow you as much as I can (but my arabic is very poor, so…it’very difficult for me!!)
    Anyway, I’d like to tell you my admiration for you and wish you all the best from Italy ❤
    Mara

  90. khaledkiller says:

    hey mona i am a 1 of million of your fan and i wish to you the good luck in your career and you are the best and replay plz

  91. wazen says:

    Hello mona je voudrais vous dire que vous êtes merveilleuse et que je ne rate jamais votre émission 7adith albalad. Bom courage pour tout ce que vous faites.

    .

  92. wazen says:

    Vous êtes la meilleure présentatrice. God bless you.
    Mountaha

  93. Sherak says:

    That is very nice of you Mona. i hope all the best for you 2013. and always i love to watch every Thursdays talk of the town.

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