Samira Ahmed

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Samira Ahmed (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 in Wimbledon, London, 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.

Journalism career

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 TV.

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.

Personal life

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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