George Alagiah Biography
George Alagiah, one of the UK’s best loved news presenters, is a consummate and experienced awards host and facilitator. He joined the BBC Six O'Clock News in 2003, and co-presented with Natasha Kaplinsky.
As well the Six O’Clock News, George also presents World News Today on BBC World, the BBC's international news and information television channel.
Background and career
Born in Sri Lanka, George was brought up in Ghana before moving to Britain and graduating from Durham University.
As a leading foreign correspondent, George was recognised throughout the industry for his reporting on many of the most significant events of the last decade. He covered the trade in human organs in India; the murder of street children in Brazil; the genocide in Rwanda and its aftermath; the plight of the marsh Arabs in southern Iraq; the civil war in Afghanistan; the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa; the effects of Hurricane Mitch on Central America; the Kosovan refugee crisis and the NATO liberation of Pristina.
George has interviewed numerous prominent figures, including Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan and Yasser Arafat.
He has won several awards, including the Critics Award and the Golden Nymph at the Monte Carlo Television Festival, Amnesty International's Best TV Journalist and the James Cameron Memorial Trust award.
George’s first book, A Passage to Africa, received considerable critical acclaim. He has also contributed to The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Independent, and lectured at the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society for Arts.
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26th March 2013
BBC news presenter and awards host, George Alagiah, came to the rescue of a woman who collapsed on the London Underground.
17th May 2013
Olympic Gold medallist, Rebecca Adlington has spoken about her hopes of becoming a TV presenter one day.
15th May 2013
The Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy in order to reduce her chances of breast cancer.
10th May 2013
The acts have been confirmed for this yearâ€™s Radio 1 Big Weekend, the annual festival takes place from the 24th-26th of May, there will be performances from some of the worldâ€™s most famous artists and a host of new artists.
9th May 2013
TV presenter and awards host, David Walliams and his wife Lara Stone have happily announced the birth of their son and first child.
3rd May 2013
The Cheltenham Science Festival is considered to be the countryâ€™s number one science festival and this yearâ€™s line up has now been announced.
30th April 2013
Self-help books are increasingly popular among the British public than ever before and an increased number of us are turning to self help books in the hope that they will solve lives problems.
29th April 2013
MP and Keynote speaker, Jo Johnson has been appointed as the head of David Cameronâ€™s new policy unit.
26th April 2013
Comedian and Awards host, Jonathan Ross has signed up to host the British Comedy Awards for the next two years.
17th April 2013
TV presenter, Ben Collins will be returning to the big screen as Vin Dieselâ€™s stunt double in â€˜Fast & Furious 6â€™.
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