Zeinab Badawi Biography
Zeinab Badawi is a Sudanese-British television and radio journalist. She was the first presenter of the ITV Morning News and co-presented Channel 4 News with Jon Snow previously Badawi was the presenter of World News Today broadcast on both BBC Four and BBC World News, and Reporters, a weekly showcase of reports from the BBC.
Zeinab Badawi Age
Zainabi Badawi was born on October 1959, Sudan.
Zeinab Badawi Height
Zeinab stand at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches tall.
Zeinab Badawi Education
Zeinab went to school in London, taking A’levels in Russian, Latin and History before going to St Hilda’s College, Oxford University, to study for a BA Hons in Philosphy, Politics and Economics – 1978-81. She also studied for a post-graduate degree in History and Anthropology of the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University SOAS in 1989, for which she was awarded a distinction.
Zeinab Badawi Nationality
Zeinab is a Sudanese British Nationality.
Zeinab Badawi Parents
Badawi was born to Mohammed-Khair El Badawi, her mother’s name is not known, the father was involved in pre-independence politics in Sudan. Her great-grandfather was Babikir Badri, pioneer of women’s education and founder of the Ahfad women’s university in Sudan.
Zeinab Badawi Siblings
Badawi has not disclosed her siblings’ names.
Zeinab Badawi Husband
Badawi lives a low profile life, due to that, she has not disclosed her Husband information to the public.
Zeinab Badawi Children
Badawi is a mother of four children.
Zeinab Badawi BBC News
Zeinab has extensive experience in television and radio, working on a range of programmes, in production as well as presenting in the studio and reporting in the field. She began her tv career at Yorkshire TV in Leeds in 1982. There she worked on the local news programme Calendar and researched, reported and presented a 20-part series on Economics fo Channel 4 TV, called ‘ A Question of Economics’. She was also involved in a four-part tv documentary series on global food insecurity.
Zeinab moved to the BBC where she worked as a reporter on the domestic social affairs programme in 1986: Brass Tacks on BBC 2 Television, before she left a year later to join ITN – the Independent Television News Network in London, where she worked for several years as co-presenter on Channel 4 News. After that Zeinab moved to programmes on British politics – based at Westminster. She presented live poltical programmes interviewing Members of Parliament as well as reporting live from the poltical party conferences in the UK.
Badawi is currently a patron of the BBC World Service Trust – the charitable arm of the BBC, a board member of the National Portrait Gallery. She has been a board member of the British Council, a former Chair of the London based freedom of speech campaign organisation, a board member of the Overseas Development Institute.
Badawi has been named several times in Powerlist as one of Britain’s top 100 most influential members of the black community and has been named as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Members of the African Diaspora. She is Chair of the Royal African Society, a Queen’s appointment to the Board of Historic Royal Palaces, a Vice-President of the UN Association UK, a trustee of BBC Media Action and Hampstead Theatre and an advisory board member of the Africa Innovation Summit.
Zeinab is the current chair of the Royal African Society and a director of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. She also serves on the advisory boards of the think tanks Afrobarometer and the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS). Zeinab is a member of the steering committee of the Africa Europe Foundation and a trustee of BBC Media Action.
Zeinab Badawi Salary
Badawi earns an estimated annual salary of USD 150,000.
Zeinab Badawi Net Worth
Badawi’s net worth is estimated to be USD 5 million.
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