Wadah started his career with Al Jazeera in 1997 covering some of the world's key political zones. He became Managing Director of the Al Jazeera Channel in 2003 and General Director of the Al Jazeera Network in 2006. During his tenure Al Jazeera went from a single channel to a media network with multiple properties including the Internet and specialty TV channels as well as Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center, the Al Jazeera Center for Studies and Al Jazeera Mobile. He has addressed leading political and media think tanks including the Middle East Institute, New America Foundation, Council on Foreign Relations, and George Washington University. He resigned from his position as General Director of Al Jazeera in September 2011, shortly before joining the AL Sharq Forum.