Samira Ahmed

Samira Ahmed

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News & Arts Presenter

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Synopsis

The former Channel 4 News anchor and winner of Celebrity Mastermind also presents arts output and hosts the podcast How I Found My Voice. Combining wit, intelligence and a breadth of interests Samira is as comfortable with Hollywood as she is with Westminster or the RSC.

Biography

Samira Ahmed is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and writer who specialises in the intersection of popular culture, history, politics, and social change. She is the presenter of Front Row on Radio 4 and Newswatch on BBC1, and was previously an anchor and correspondent on BBC News and Channel 4 News, where she won the Stonewall Broadcast of the Year award. She was also named British Broadcasting Press Guild Audio Presenter of the Year.

During her time as the BBC's Los Angeles Correspondent, Samira covered the OJ Simpson civil trial. Her three-part BBC 4 documentary series Art of Persia was the first major Western documentary series to be filmed in Iran for forty years. Her other documentaries include I Dressed Ziggy Stardust, HG Wells and the H Bomb, and Disgusted, Mary Whitehouse, for which she spent months studying the diaries of the morality activist.

Away from more serious issues Samira has shown her quick wit on The News Quiz and Have I Got News for You, her extensive knowledge on Celebrity Mastermind (which she won) and as host of the podcast: How I Found My Voice.

 

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