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George Alagiah

George Alagiah Biography

George Maxwell Alagiah is a British media personality serving as presenter of BBC News at Six. He previously presented BBC Four News and has also worked as one of the BBC’s leading foreign correspondents.

George Alagiah Age

Alagiah was born on 22nd November, 1955 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

George Alagiah Height

George stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.

George Alagiah Ethnicity

Alagiah belongs to Tamil ancestry.

George Alagiah Nationality

Alagiah is a British national who was born in Sri Lanka, an island nation located off the southeastern coast of India.

George Alagiah Education

Alagiah attended Christ the King International in Ghana, this was after his parents immigrated to Ghana to avoid persecution. He later joined St. John’s College in Portsmouth, England. He graduated from Van Mildert College at Durham University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

George Alagiah Parents

George is the son of Donald Alagiah, a civil engineer and Therese, a cook. His parents were Sri Lankan Tamil who moved to Ghana in November 1967.  His mother taught George’s wife, Fran some of the family recipes including the secret roasted curry powder, the key to their delicious meat curries.

His mother died in 1996. His father was diagnosed with low-grade leukemia which became more acute in 2003 but was managed through chemotherapy and blood transfusion.

George Alagiah Siblings

Alagiah has four sisters; Mari, Rachel, Christine, and Jennifer.

George Alagiah Wife

Alagiah married his wife Frances Robathan in 1984. The couple met at Durham University, where they both studied. She is a volunteer at Stokey Energy. She previously worked at the Fairtrade Foundation in London where she held various positions, Senior partnership adviser, head of programme partnership and head of institutional fundraising.

George Alagiah Children

George and his wife have two sons together; Adan Alagiah and Matthew Alagiah.

George Alagiah BBC

George is a presenter for BBC News at Six. He joined the network in 1989 as a Developing World correspondent, based in London, and then Southern Africa correspondent in Johannesburg. During his tenure as a foreign correspondent, he reported on events ranging from the genocide in Rwanda to the plight of the Marsh Arabs in southern Iraq to the civil wars in Afghanistan, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Somalia.

In 1999 he became a deputy anchor for ‘BBC News at One’ and ‘BBC News at Nine’. In 2002 he pioneered ‘BBC Four’ in order to raise public awareness about the plight of the oppressed. In 2003 he became a co-anchor of ‘BBC News at Six’ alongside Natasha Kaplinsky. In 2007 he became the sole anchor of ‘BBC News at Six’ after Natasha Kaplinsky left. He also headed ‘GMT with George Alagiah’ for ‘BBC World’ until 2010.

He began his career in journalism while at Durham Universit where he worked as a writer and editor of the student newspaper ‘Palatinate’. He later joined South Magazine in 1982 as an African correspondent in Zimbabwe and was later promoted to the position of editor, a position he held until 1989.

George Alagiah Cancer

Alagiah was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2014. In 2015 he announced that he was in remission and returned to BBC on November 10.

In 2017 he announced that the cancer had returned and spread to his lungs, liver and lymph nodes. He however added that his condition is not at a “chronic” or “terminal” stage.

During an interview with The Times, he said, “My doctors have never used the word ‘chronic’ or ‘cure’ about my cancer. They’ve never used the word ‘terminal’ either. I’ve always said to my oncologist, ‘Tell me when I need to sort my affairs out’, and he’s not told me that, but what he did tell me is that the cancer is now in a third organ. It is in my lungs. I said to my doctor, ‘You’re going to have to do the worrying for me.’ I don’t want to fill my mind with worry. I just know that he’s a clever guy, doing everything he can.”

George Alagiah Book

George is the aauthor of A Passage to Africa, Home from Home and The Burning Land. The Burning Land, seeks to unveil the corruption and homicide in South Africa. The Books success led to it being shortlisted for a Society Authors Award

George Alagiah Salary

Alagiah earns an estimated salary of around £325,000-£329,999 annually.

George Alagiah Instagram

George does not have an Instagram account.

George Alagiah Net worth

George has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

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