Zeinab Badawi Biography

Zeinab Badawi is a Sudanese-British radio and television broadcaster who co-hosted Channel 4 News with Jon Snow from 1989 until 1998. Badawi was the host of Reporters and World News Today, which aired on both BBC Four and BBC World News.

How old is Zeinab Badawi? – Age

She was born in the South Sudanese capital of Juba on November 24, 1959.

Where did Zeinab Badawi go to school? – Education

He attended Hornsey High School for Girls in North London and later studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at St. Hilda’s College in Oxford (PPE). While at Oxford, Badawi belonged to the Oxford University Broadcasting Society. In 1988, she went to London to undertake a full-time, one-year MA degree in Middle Eastern Politics and Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, which she completed with honors in 1989.

Zeinab Badawi – Family

Badawi was born in Sudan and has resided in the UK since the age of two. Badawi is bilingual, speaking both Arabic and English fluently. Badawi’s great-grandfather fought against Kitchener’s British army at the Battle of Omdurman in 1898 and was a pioneer in Sudanese women’s education. After the family moved to the United Kingdom, Badawi’s father, a Sudanese newspaper publisher motivated to social reform, joined the BBC’s Arabic Service. He was raised alongside his five siblings.

Badawi Husband

She’s married with two sons and two daughters.

Zeinab Badawi The BBC journalist
Zeinab Badawi The BBC journalist

What is Badawi Salary?

Her earnings have been predicted to be ranging between $42,000 to $46,000 based on BBC journalists’ salaries.

Badawi Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $1.9 million.

Zeinab Badawi Career

After graduating from Oxford University in 1986, Badawi worked for Yorkshire Television as a researcher and broadcast journalist. In 1988, she joined Channel 4 News after serving the BBC in Manchester. Before joining the BBC, Badawi worked for Channel 4 News from 1989 to 1998 as a co-host. Badawi operated at the BBC as a broadcaster and correspondent for live political shows from Westminster for five years. She as well served the BBC, where she was a frequent broadcaster on Radio 4’s The World Tonight and the BBC World Service’s Newshour. In 2005, Badawi took over as the new host of BBC Four’s The World, the UK’s first daily news bulletin devoted solely to international news.
In May 2007, the show was renamed “World News Today,” and it is now carried on the BBC World News channel. She hosts the BBC interview show HARDtalk on a regular basis. Badawi had an exclusive interview with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir in May 2009, making him the first serving head of state to be charged with war crimes. The Association for International Broadcasting’s Annual Media Awards, which reward international media excellence, selected Badawi International TV Personality of the Year in November 2009.

In addition to her job on BBC World News, Badawi has been a broadcaster on BBC News News Channel and BBC News at Five since 2010.

Badawi was awarded an honorary doctorate by the School of Oriental and African Studies in July 2011. In May of 2014, she was in Johannesburg for BBC World News and BBC News Channel, covering the South African elections. For many years, Badawi has organized an annual Nobel laureate conversation in Stockholm, Sweden, in conjunction with the Nobel festivities. On Swedish television, the program is broadcast. In 2017, Badawi featured a nine-part series based on UNESCO’s General History of Africa. In July and August of 2017, the documentary series was shown on BBC World News. She earned the President’s Medal from the British Academy in August 2018.

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