George married his wife Frances Robathan in 1984 and together they have two children- Adam and Matthew. He is never rumored to be engaged in an extra marital affair and is having a stable married life. He is of Sri Lankan nationality and Tamil ethnicity. Currently, he is a fit and fine person but in 2014, he was being treated for colorectal cancer and his cancer treatment was officially over on 28 October 2015.
After spending seven years in print journalism with South Magazine, Alagiah actually started his career on BBC in 1989. He was the co-presenter of BBC Six O’clock news and later he solely presented the program since December 3, 2007. The enthusiastic news presenter has interviewed great personalities including- Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan and President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.
His tremendous works include the documentaries- Why the positive action in America is a 'Lost Cause', Saddam Hussein's genocidal campaign against the Kurds of northern Iraq and a report on the last reunion of the veterans of Dunkirk. He has been honored with different awards like Amnesty International UK Media Awards, Best International report, the Asian Awards, etc for his efforts and contribution. His net worth has not been officially disclosed yet but it is estimated to be at millions of dollars.