Mishal Husain Biography

Mishal Husain is a British journalist who works for the BBC on both television and radio. She is one of the main presenters on BBC Radio 4’s Today, as well as the principal presenter of BBC News at Ten and BBC Weekend News on Sundays. She’s been on The Andrew Marr Show, HARDtalk, Impact, and BBC Breakfast as a guest. Husain also contributes to BBC News at Six as a fill-in presenter.

How old is Mishal Husain? – Age

She is 48 years old as of 11 February 2021. She was born in 1973 in Northampton, United Kingdom.

Where did Mishal Husain go to school? – Education

Mishal went to ‘The British School Al Khubairat’ in Abu Dhabi.

Mishal Husain – Family

Husain grew up in Pakistan, where he was raised by Pakistani parents. Her father worked as a urologist, and her mother worked as a teacher and a producer for the Pakistan Television Corporation. Syed Shahid Hamid, the first Director-General of Inter-Services Intelligence in the Pakistan Army, is her grandfather.

Husain’s husband

He married Meekal Hashmi in July 2003. The couple and their three sons live in Camden, north London.

Mishal Husain The BBC journalist
Mishal Husain The BBC journalist

What is Husain’s Salary?

She receives an annual estimated salary ranging between £265,000-£265,999.

Husain Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $1Million.

Mishal Husain Career

Husain began her journalism career at the age of 18 when she worked as a city reporter for the English-language newspaper The News in Islamabad, Pakistan, for three months. She then performed multiple stints at the BBC as part of her university work experience. Her first employment was at Bloomberg Television in London, where she worked as a producer and presenter from 1996 to 2000. She began her career at the BBC as a junior producer in the newsroom, then moved to the Economics and Business Unit two years later, in 1998. Within a few months, she was in front of the camera and has since worked in a variety of jobs, including the daily Breakfast show, Asia Business Report, and as a business news presenter on BBC World News and BBC News Channel. From September 2002 until September 2004, she worked as the corporation’s Washington correspondent, acting as the main news anchor throughout the build-up to the invasion of Iraq and throughout the conflict. Among the high-profile persons she has spoken with are Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Armitage, Richard Perle, Paul Kagame, and Emmerson Mnangagwa. On May 8, 2010, she published an autobiographical piece in The Independent, based on a journey to the United Arab Emirat for nostalgia.

Husain aired Impact on BBC World News in 2011, but she was also working on a documentary about the Arab Spring during the spring and summer of that year, which she planned to air in the fall. On Sunday afternoons, she hosts BBC One’s Weekend News. On December 2, 2011, Husain was named to the BBC Olympic Presenting team.

On March 17, 2013, she hosted the BBC Television Centre’s final News at Ten programs. On July 16, 2013, BBC Director-General Lord Hall confirmed Husain as a presenter for the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 in the autumn. In 2013, Husain spoke with Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese leader.

During the rigorous cross-examination, Kyi lost her cool after a stressful interview. Suu Kyi was quoted as saying, “No one told me I was going to be questioned by a Muslim.” On November 27, 2017, she recorded an interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

On Sunday afternoons, she continues to host BBC News at Ten on BBC One, as well as BBC World News and BBC News Channel on occasion. Husain first appeared on Today on October 7, 2013, as a co-host with John Humphrys. On November 7, 2013, Husain was named to the BBC’s Commonwealth Games Presenting Team. Husain is also the main Sunday presenter of BBC News at Ten and a relief presenter for BBC News at Six. She has made several appearances on BBC Two’s Newsnight. At the London Press Club Awards in 2015, Husain was crowned Broadcaster of the Year.

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