(born 1968) is a British television
newsreader and reporter on Channel 4 News
. She was born in London
, United Kingdom
Ahmed was educated at Wimbledon High School
, a girls' independent school
, and studied English
at St Edmund Hall
, Oxford University
between 1986 and 1989, before doing a Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism at City University, London
She joined the BBC as a Trainee in 1990. Ahmed was a BBC journalist 1994 to 1997 and also worked as a presenter on BBC World
and BBC News 24
As the BBC's Los Angeles
correspondent she covered the OJ Simpson trial
, before working as an anchor and political correspondent in Berlin
for Deutsche Welle
Ahmed joined Channel 4 News in April 2000 shortly after having her first child after several years as a correspondent and presenter at the BBC. She became a presenter after having her second child in July 2002.
Back as presenter at the BBC in july 2011..anchor for "The World Tonight" on Radio Four
Ahmed won the Philip Geddes Journalism Prize during her time at Oxford University.
In 2009 she won "Broadcaster of the Year" at the annual Stonewall Awards
She won Celebrity Mastermind on the BBC in December 2010.
Samira is married with two children.
She combines reporting and presenting, working in her passion for old movies, whenever she can.
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