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Profile: Zeinab Badawi


Zeinab Badawi World News Today and her favourite interviews

Zeinab Badawi is the presenter of World News Today, one of BBC World News' flagship news and analysis programmes.

Also broadcast on BBC Four in the UK, World News Today with Zeinab Badawi is aimed at an audience in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The programme features an emphasis on analysis and debate plus a summary of the day's news stories, bringing context and understanding to the most complex events.

Previously a presenter of BBC World News' The World, Zeinab has worked in UK broadcasting for two decades.

BBC World News channel
1900, 1930 and 2000 GMT

She has worked on a range of programmes, reporting from Europe, Asia and Africa, where she covered the famine in the mid-1980s.

After reporting and presenting programmes on UK politics from the BBC's Westminster studios, Zeinab joined BBC World News where she has become a regular face, presenting debates on major issues as well as being a presenter of HARDtalk, interviewing such personalities as the Dalai Lama, President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir and US General Tommy Franks.

Zeinab has also worked in radio, regularly presenting The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 and Newshour on BBC World Service radio.

Zeinab Badawi: Highlights

She is an Oxford graduate in politics and economics, with a post-graduate degree in Middle Eastern affairs from London University.

Zeinab has great authority in front of the camera, enabling her to draw on her dedication and understanding of international affairs to explain the issues behind the headlines.

In November 2009, Zeinab won the 'International TV Personality of the Year' title at the Association of International Broadcasting awards (AIB).

World News Today with Zeinab Badawi is broadcast weekdays at 1900, 1930 and 2000 GMT on the BBC World News channel. Find out more information about regional broadcast times here.

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