It is said that Zeinab Badawi was once married to someone but the actual name of her husband is unknown. It is also known that she is the mother of four children. These days it is rumored that she has been divorced with her husband and is living a single life.
Zeinab began living in England since she was 2. She received her formal education from Hornsey High School for Girls. After completing her secondary education, she joined St Hilda's College where she majored in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She completed her Masters of Arts degree from University of London in 1989.
Zeinab began her broadcasting career from Yorkshire TV. She joined them in 1982 as a researcher and broadcast journalist. For about a year, she also worked at BBC. In 1988, she joined Channel 4 News as a co presenter of the show, Channel 4 News. She worked there till 1998 and then she joined BBC News. There she worked at live political programs as their presenter and reporter. She is also popular for being the founder of Africa Medical Partnership Fund.