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Mishal Husain

Named by The Times as one of the five most influential Muslim women in the UK, Mishal Husain is a familiar face on BBC1's prime time Sunday evening news and to viewers around the globe as a news presenter on BBC World. One of the main hosts of the daily coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games, as well as many critically acclaimed documentaries, Mishal is as comfortable on stage as a conference facilitator as she is on screen.

An accomplished conference facilitator and awards host, Mishal Husain is one of the presenters of BBC Radio 4’s influential Today programme and presents the television news on BBC1.

In January 2016, she was named by the Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential people in Britain. She has won several awards for her work over the years, including Broadcaster of the Year at the 2015 London Press Club Awards and Presenter of the Year at the 2015 Women in Film and TV Awards.

A great many people left the conference hall at the end of the day on a high thanks to Mishal. Kept proceedings lively and on track!

Mishal joined the BBC in 1998 as a producer, and built her career at the international channel BBC World News, where she had her own programme ‘Impact with Mishal Husain.’ As well as foreign postings presenting programmes based in Singapore and in Washington, she has become known for live presenting on location, including from Pakistan after the death of Osama bin Laden in 2011 and the Peshawar school massacre in 2014.

She has presented three critically acclaimed BBC documentaries: ‘Malala – Shot for Going to School’, ‘How Facebook Changed the World' on social media and the Arab uprisings, and on the life of Mahatma Gandhi. 2016 saw her working on a documentary about EU immigration for BBC2.

Mishal was born in the UK in 1973 but grew up in the Middle East. She was educated at Cambridge University, where she read law, and went on to complete a Masters in Law at the European University Institute in Florence. She was named by the Financial Times as one of its Women of the Year in 2013 and is an ambassador for the charity Mosaic, which supports mentoring in schools and disadvantaged communities in the UK.

Her wide-ranging talents have been seen and heard on programmes as diverse as BBC1's Breakfast, BBC2’s The Culture Show, the BBC interview programme HardTalk Extra, and Radio 4's You and Yours.

Her corporate work spans the board - from interviewing corporate clients, chairing conferences and facilitating seminars, to presenting in-house videos and hosting many large-scale awards. Previous clients include Allen & Overy LLP, The British Library, The Law Society, Saïd Business School, Royal Bank of Scotland, Boat International Media, Caspian Publishing (Asian Women of Achievement Awards), the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and the IEBE (Institute for Education Business Excellence).

A familiar face to TV news viewers all over the world, her rare ability to connect with and appeal to both UK and international audiences makes her perfect for an extensive range of corporate events both within the UK and internationally.

For further information or to book Mishal Husain, call us on +44 (0)20 7607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk


What people said about Mishal Husain

Mishal was able to skilfully chair our debate on affirmative action, and engaged well with the issues, the panel and the audience.
Leadership Foundation for Higher Education

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