Ahmed Samira Biography

Published On Aug 16, 2016
Facts of Ahmed Samira
Date of Birth: 1968 , June-15
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
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Information about her married life and husband has not been shared in the media yet but it is known that she is the mother of two lovely children. Her nationality is British and she has Indian ethnicity.

As a child, Ahmed was enrolled at Wimbledon High School, a girls' independent school. In 1986, she joined St Edmund Hall, Oxford. There she majored in English and she graduated from there in 1989. She also studied at City University, London where she earned her Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism. During the late 1980s, she worked as an editor at Isis and the Union magazines. Both of these magazines are Oxford University student publications and she won the Philip Geddes Journalism Prize for her service on these magazines. In 1990, she joined BBC as a news trainee. Later on she was named the reporter on Newsnight and the Today programme. She also served them as a news correspondent and a presenter on BBC World and BBC News 24. She worked there till the end of 1997. After her marriage, she was named the BBC's Los Angeles correspondent and covered the O. J. Simpson trial. In the early 2000, she joined Channel 4 News. In 2002, she was named the presenter. At the end of 2012, she was named the presenter of Newswatch on the BBC News channel. She is also working at Kingston University as a Visiting Professor of Journalism. She is now aged 48 years old and her net worth is in millions.

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Born in London, England

June 15 , 1968

Multi talented lady, Ahmed Samira was born at the end of 1960s in London, England, United Kingdom to Lalita Ahmed. Her mother has Indian origin. Her mother worked for Hindi service of the BBC World Service. Her nationality is British and she has Indian ethnicity.

Studied at St Edmund Hall, Oxford

1986

As a child, Ahmed was enrolled at Wimbledon High School, a girls' independent school. In 1986, she joined St Edmund Hall, Oxford. There she majored in English and she graduated from there in 1989. She also studied at City University, London where she earned her Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism.

Worked at Isis and the Union magazines

1989

During the late 1980s, she worked as an editor at Isis and the Union magazines. Both of these magazines are Oxford University student publications and she won the Philip Geddes Journalism Prize for her service on these magazines.

Joined BBC

1990

In 1990, she joined BBC as a news trainee. Later on she was named the reporter on Newsnight and the Today programme. She also served them as a news correspondent and a presenter on BBC World and BBC News 24. She worked there till the end of 1997. 

Joined Channel 4 News

2000

After her marriage, she was named the BBC's Los Angeles correspondent and covered the O. J. Simpson trial. In the early 2000, she joined Channel 4 News. In 2002, she was named the presenter. She worked there till June 2011. 

Presented Sunday Morning Live on BBC One

2012

After she left Channel 4 in June 2011, she became the freelance journalist. At the end of 2011, she began working for Lorraine as a regular newspaper reviewer.  In June 2012, she joined Sunday Morning Live on BBC One as a presenter. 

Won Broadcast of the Year

2009

In 2009, she was honored at the annual Stonewall Awards. There she was awarded with the Broadcast of the Year award. She won this award for her report on corrective rape of lesbian women in South Africa.

Won BBC's Celebrity Mastermind

2010

Ahmed Samira is a journalist from United Kingdom. She is also known for her work at BBC. At the end of 2010, she was honored with the BBC's Celebrity Mastermind. She won this award with a specialist round on Laura Ingalls.

Gave birth to her first child

2000

She is a married woman. It is known that she is the mother of two lovely children. She became mother for the first time in her life in 2000. Two years later, she gave birth to her second child.