Samira Ahmed Biography
Samira Ahmed is a British journalist, writer and broadcaster at the BBC, where she has presented Radio 3’s Night Waves and Radio 4’s PM, The World Tonight, Sunday and Front Row and has presented the Proms for BBC Four.
Ahmed won Celebrity Mastermind with the specialist subject of author Laura Ingalls Wilder. As a seasoned print journalist, Samira has written for the likes of The Guardian, The New Statesman, and The New Humanist including features, interviews and analysis. She is a trustee of several charities, including Action for Stammering Children, UK Feminista and the Centre for Women’s Justice.
Samira Ahmed Age
Samira Ahmed was born on 15th June, 1968, Wandsworth, London, England.
Samira Ahmed Height
Samira stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Samira Ahmed Education
Ahmed attended Wimbledon High School, Ahmed read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, After graduation she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism at City University, London.
Samira Ahmed Nationality
Samira is a British Egyptian Nationality.
Samira Ahmed Parents
Samira Ahmed keeps her private life away from the media, as a result, the parents names are unknown.
Samira Ahmed Siblings
Samira Ahmed is quite secretive when it comes to her personal life because of that there’s not a whole of information regarding her siblings
Samira Ahmed Husband
Ahmed is married to her husband Brian Millar.
Samira Ahmed Children
Ahmed and her husband Brian Millar have two children.
Samira Ahmed BBC News
Ahmed also presents the weekly programme Newswatch on BBC One. She presented the three part series, The Art of Persia, filmed in Iran, for BBC Four and broadcast in June 2020. The Daily Telegraph said, “Ahmed has a gift for description.” The Times said “Ahmed was delighted to be there. Her enthusiasm was infectious.”
Samira’s radio documentaries include Laura Ingalls’ America, John Ruskin’s Eurythmic Girls, I Dressed Ziggy Stardust, HG Wells and the H Bomb, Riding Into Town (about her love of Westerns) and The Fundamentalist Queen (about the life of Oliver Cromwell’s wife).
Ahmed writes regularly on culture and politics in newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, Financial Times, Radio Times, The New Statesman, The Mail on Sunday and The New Humanist. She has presented television coverage of the Proms on BBC4 and previously presented two series of the BBC1 ethics discussion programme, Sunday Morning Live. Her other BBC Radio credits include Radio 3’s Free Thinking, Radio 4’s Something Understood, PM, The World Tonight, Profile and Sunday. She was runner up for interview of the year at the Sandford St Martin awards 2016 for her Heart and Soul interview with Terry Wait.
Samira was previously a presenter and correspondent at Channel 4 News, where she won the Stonewall Broadcast of the Year award for her investigation into rape in South Africa and she made the Channel 4 documentary series “Islam Unveiled” about the status of Muslim women around the world.
Ahmed has been a reporter on and also presented Radio 4’s Today Programme. On Newsnight, where she uncovered a major charity scandal, and was one of the first journalists to investigate the emergence of radical Islam at British universities. She also covered the OJ Simpson case as BBC’s Los Angeles Correspondent.
Samira is a highly sought after conference chair, interviewer and professional moderator for cultural discussions at many major institutions including the British Film Institute, The British Museum, The Science Museum group and Royal Shakespeare Company. She’s also hosted events for the United Nations, and several UK government departments, including The Home Office, the Department for International Development and the Cabinet Office. She presented the Civil Service awards for 5 years.
Samira Ahmed MasterMind
Ahmed will be in the runners-and-riders list to replace the veteran broadcaster, quizmaster John Humphrys .The presenter of Front Row on Radio 4 won Celebrity Mastermind in 2010, and again in 2019, when she was crowned champion of champions, with Space:1999, the 1970s sci-fi show, as her specialist subject.
Samira Ahmed Salary
Samira earns an estimated annual salary of USD 150,000.
Samira Ahmed Net Worth
Samira’s net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.
Samira Ahmed Instagram
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