Samira Ahmed Biography
Samira Ahmed is a BBC broadcaster, freelance journalist, and author who has hosted Night Waves on Radio 3 and PM, The World Tonight on Sunday, and Front Row on Radio 4. She also presented two BBC Four Proms in 2011. Samira Ahmed’s writing has been published in The Guardian, The Independent, and The Spectator’s Arts Blog. She worked for Channel 4 News as a reporter and broadcaster from 2000 to 2011. She presented Sunday Morning Live, a topical conversation show on BBC One, from 2012 to 2013.
How old is Samira Ahmed? – Age
On June 15, 1968, Samira was born. She is 53 years old as of 2021.
Where did Samira Ahmed go to school? – Education
Ahmed attended Wimbledon High School, a ladies’ elite school in Wimbledon, south London, from 1986 to 1989 before studying English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. During this period, she edited Isis and the Union magazines, both Oxford University student publications, and earned the Philip Geddes Journalism Prize for her work on student newspapers. After graduation, she moved on to City University in London to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism.
Samira Ahmed – Family
She is the daughter of Indian cuisine TV presenter, chef, and writer Athar Ahmed and Lalita, who formerly worked for the BBC World Section’s Hindi program at Bush House.
Ahmed’s husband is Brian Millar. The couple lives in London with their son and daughter.
What is Ahmed’s Salary?
Her earnings are yet to be published.
Ahmed’s Net Worth
Samira’s net worth is unknown at this time.
Samira Ahmed Career
She started working for the BBC as a trainee reporter in 1990. Until December 1997, Ahmed worked for the BBC as a news journalist, a reporter on Newsnight and Today, and a presenter on BBC World and BBC News 24. She moved to Berlin to work as an anchor and political journalist for Deutsche Welle TV shortly after her marriage, where she covered the O. J. Simpson trial for the BBC.
She began working for Channel 4 News in April 2000, shortly after the birth of her first child, and was promoted to a presenter in July 2002, shortly after the birth of her second child. In June 2011, Ahmed left Channel 4 to work as a freelance journalist. She won Broadcast of the Year at the annual Stonewall Awards in 2009 for her special broadcast on the “corrective” rape of lesbian women in South Africa.
She produced the report after being contacted by ActionAid about their campaign against homophobic crime.
She received the BBC’s Celebrity Mastermind in December 2010, with a special round on Laura Ingalls Wilder. Since October 2011, she has been a frequent newspaper critic on Lorraine. From June 2012 to November 2013, she presented the third and fourth series of BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live. In January 2013, she took over as host of Newswatch on the BBC News Channel from Ray Snoddy. She is a Visiting Professor of Journalism at Kingston University and a regular writer for The Big Issue.