Yalda Hakim Biography
Yalda Hakim is an Australian broadcast journalist, news presenter, and documentary maker. She currently anchors the flagship program ‘Impact with Yalda Hakim’ on BBC World News. In addition to her presenting duties, Yalda regularly reports in the field for the BBC. Her most recent film, “TK,” profiled Afghanistan on the eve of the Taliban takeover.
Yalda Hakim Age
Hakim was born on 26th June, 1983, Kabul, Afghanistan
Yalda Hakim Height
Yalda stand at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Yalda Hakim Education
Hakim attended Macarthur Girls High School in Parramatta, Sydney, She also attended Parramatta West Public School. Hakim went on to study for a Bachelor of Arts in Media from 2002 to 2004 at Macquarie University. In 2005, Hakim received a Diploma in Journalism at Macleay College, Sydney. She then went on to study a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism via distance education at Monash University from 2007 to 2009, in addition to a cadetship at the Special Broadcasting Service.
Yalda Hakim Nationality
Hakim is an Australian.
Yalda Hakim Parents
She was born to Zabrina and Wali Hakim. Her family fled the country during the Soviet–Afghan War when she was six months old. The family travelled on horseback overland to Pakistan with the help of people smugglers. After two years in Pakistan, the family settled in Australia as migrants in 1986.
Yalda Hakim Siblings
Hakim has three siblings. She lives a low profile life, due to that, Hakim has not revealed her siblings’ details.
Yalda Hakim Husband
Hakim is married to her husband Abed Rashid.
Yalda Hakim Children
Hakim and her husband Abed Rashid have a child together.
Yalda Hakim BBC TV
Hakim conducted the first international interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Her other high profile interviews with global leaders and public figures have included then-National Security Advisor HR McMaster, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Iran’s then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Afghanistan’s Ashraf Ghani, Hollywood actor and director Angelina Jolie.
Hakim has also interviewed Holiness the Dalai Lama, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, and then-UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura, to name a few. Yalda often moderates and chairs high profile events including the Nobel Peace Prize Summit, World Economic Forum, Halifax International Security Forum and the Raisina Dialogue in Delhi.
Yalda has reported extensively from some of the world’s most dangerous and difficult places. She traveled to Iraq and Syria to cover the rise and fall of the so called Islamic State. She has worked in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, documenting the brutal civil war there.
Hakim has also highlighted the plight of people in the secretive state of Eritrea, covered the US presidential elections in 2008, 2012 and 2020, reported from Turkey following the failed coup attempt, covered the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal, kidnappings by drug cartel’s in Mexico and jihadism in Sweden.
Yalda has investigated and reported on people-trafficking and torture of Ethiopian migrants in Yemen and following the Bangladesh garment factory collapse uncovered workers still being put at risk in unsafe premises.
Hakim launched the “Yalda Hakim Foundation in 2018,” which supports the professional advancement of exceptionally talented Afghans and this year successfully organized the evacuation of over 200 at-risk Afghans, including some of the country’s most prominent journalists and American University of Afghanistan students.
Yalda Hakim Queen
Hakim tweeted in 8th September 2022 that Elizabeth II had died 3 hours and 23 minutes (3 minutes before the official time of death at 15:10) in advance of the formal announcement of her death; she later withdrew the tweet.
Yalda Hakim Salary
Yalda earns an estimated annual salary of USD 100,000.
Yalda Hakim Net Worth
Hakim net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.
Yalda Hakim Instagram
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