Lukwesa Burak Biography

Lukwesa Burak is a former weather presenter for BBC News and a news journalist for BBC News. She presents Newsday on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel in London, as well as Focus on Africa on BBC World News and World News Today on BBC Four, BBC World News, and the BBC News Channel on Saturdays and Sundays in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings, alongside Sharanjit Leyl in Singapore. 

How old is Lukwesa Burak ? – Age

She was born in the year 1974 in Zambia. She is 47 years old as of 2021.

Where did Lukwesa Burak go to school? – Education

Burak graduated from the University of Sussex with a bachelor’s degree in geography and European studies and then spent a year in Switzerland studying French. She was awarded a European Union scholarship at Leicester University to pursue a Master of Science degree.

Lukwesa Burak – Family

After three years of working in information technology and training as a broadcast meteorologist, Burak began her career as a broadcast assistant for BBC weather. Her royal tribal family was given the name Burak. When she was eight years old, Burak’s family relocated to England.

Lukwesa Burak husband

Neil Barnes is Burak’s spouse. They had two children throughout their marriage. Lukwesa Burak’s baby is called Gigi, which is a nickname for Zayn Malik’s girlfriend, supermodel Gigi Hadid. Burak’s family lives in the United Kingdom’s Leicester City.

Lukwesa Burak The BBC journalist
Lukwesa Burak The BBC journalist

What is Burak Salary?

Her yearly earnings as a BBC television presenter are estimated to range from $531,620 to $796,091. Along with Tina Daheley and Kirsty Wark, she is one of the highest-paid female TV presenters in the United Kingdom.

Burak Net Worth

Burak’s net worth is one million dollars.

Lukwesa Burak Career

She began her media career as a broadcast assistant for BBC Weather after three years in information technology, where she also studied as a broadcast meteorologist. She began her career as a relief forecaster for BBC regions and nations, ultimately joining BBC East Midlands as a member of one of their regular forecast teams before becoming the midday news presenter.
Burak joined Sky News in 2006. Her primary responsibility was to provide Sky News overnight, with her normal shift beginning at midnight and finishing at 6:00 a.m.

During this period, she hosted Sky News on the Hour from 01:00 to 03:00, followed by Sky World News from 03:00 to 06:00, which served viewers in Europe, Asia, and Africa. She stepped down from Sky News in 2012 but returned in 2013.

Burak joined eNCA (eNews Channel Africa), located in South Africa, in August 2012. She said that she had to transfer to South Africa since her husband had been offered a new position there, but she was looking forward to joining the channel’s Africa Edition team and conducting live interviews rather than dealing with mostly pre-recorded content. However, when asked about her old job, Sky News, she stated: “Sky is a fantastic experience that I would recommend to everyone. You couldn’t ask for much more while working at that level in the industry.” Burak returned to Sky News in 2013, only to leave again in June 2015. She joined the Al Jazeera English staff in Doha. Burak returned to BBC News in May 2016, joining BBC East Midlands and BBC World News. On August 13, 2016, she began appearing on the BBC News Channel. Burak took over as the primary presenter of Inside Out East Midlands and the relaunched England edition, which is a weekly round-up of the three finest reports from around the country, in September. As of 2020, Burak has been anchoring on the BBC World News channel in London.

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