Sonali Shah Aemen Sukkar Jiksaw

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The ex-Newsround presenter covers almost everything from the Derby to the London Marathon, Wimbledon and the World Triathlon series.


Sonali Shah is a presenter, producer and broadcaster. She regularly presented the sports news on Radio 4’s Today programme as well as the news bulletins on BBC World News. A seasoned presenter, Sonali has hosted everything from sports to politics to entertainment, including BBC’s Newsround, Escape to the Country, Crimewatch and Watchdog.

After starting in hospital radio, Sonali joined the BBC where she became a producer and presenter for the World Business Report and The World Today. She then moved to Radio 5 Live, first producing and then reporting for programmes including Wake Up to Money. She later hosted Newsround, and filmed two documentaries in Afghanistan for the programme – Growing up in a Warzone and The Children of Kabul.

She has interviewed some of the biggest names in sport including Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic, David Beckham and Maria Sharapova. Sonali was on the BBC’s presenting team for the London Olympics as well as the documentary series Olympics Dreams, following the lives of British athletes as they prepared for 2012. Other credits include the Commonwealth Games, the Cricket World Cup, the Boat Race, Wimbledon, the Epsom Derby, the London Marathon and the Royal Wedding. A popular CBBC personality, Sonali is an Ambassador to the Prince’s Trust and has campaigned for Comic Relief, Sport Relief and Children in Need.



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