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Overview (2)

Born in England, UK
Birth NameMishal Husain

Mini Bio (1)

Mishal Husain was born in England to Pakistani parents in 1973, and grew up in the Middle East and the U.K. Her interest in journalism was piqued in 1991 while interning at a local English-language Pakistani daily, where she quickly rose to the level of reporter, covering stories in such countries as Pakistan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Georgia. Fluent in Russian, she also taught English in Moscow during her stay in the former Soviet Republic. By 1995, having graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Law and an interest in international law and human rights, Miss Husain entered the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, where she earned her Masters.

Beginning her career in television journalism, Husain went to work for Bloomberg Television. The grace with which she handled her on-air assignments caught the eye of the BBC, and led to her joining the network in 1998 as a producer. Soon after she transfered to the Economics and Business Unit, where she covered various topics relating to the business world. Her first work as a news anchor came in May of 2000, when she hosted the Singapore-based BBC show "Asia Business Report." Moving back to London, she co-anchored "World Business Report" in 2001 with Patrick O'Connell, where her stellar reporting on the September 11th attacks earned her the anchoring gig at "BBC World News" that November, where she remained until the spring of 2004. Miss Husain currently hosts the PBS program "Wide Angle" with James Rubin, and continues her work with the BBC.

Miss Husain lives in London with her husband and young son.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: el_cryptico

Spouse (1)

Meekal Hashmi (2003 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (5)

Parents came to Britain from Pakistan.
Has often been compared to Daljit Dhaliwal, the former presenter at ITN News, and replaced Miss Dhaliwal as hostess of the show "Wide Angle" in 2004.
She and fellow colleague Adrian Finighan were a double act for a year, presenting the international news for BBC World from Washington and London, a US tailored newscast that aired also on PBS and BBC America.
[March 2006] Is pregnant for a second time and expecting twins in June 2006.
Is pregnant for a second time and expecting twins in March 2006. [March 2006]

Personal Quotes (2)

On her success in America: "Obviously, I hope what I've achieved is due to me. I honestly believe that there's space in the BBC for every accent and every look. But different looks do come in and out of fashion."
People say they love the BBC because it's different. I don't think the BBC is perceived as the British point of view. It's obviously a British brand, but it's a global view.

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