George Alagiah Biography
George Alagiah is a renowned British award-winning journalist and author who is currently the presenter of BBC News at Six. Previously, George was the presenter of GMT on BBC World News. He joined BBC in 1989, first working as a news reporter and correspondent.
After seven years as a print journalist with South Magazine, Alagiah joined the BBC in 1989. He worked as a Developing World correspondent in London and then as a Southern Africa correspondent in Johannesburg before becoming a presenter.
He covered everything from the Rwandan genocide to the hardship of the Marsh Arabs in southern Iraq to the civil wars in Afghanistan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Somalia as one of the BBC’s top international correspondents.
From its inception in 2002, he was the host of BBC Four News. The show was afterward renamed The World, followed by another edition of World News Today. He joined the BBC Six O’Clock News in January 2003, co-presenting it with Sophie Raworth until October 2005, and then with Natasha Kaplinsky until October 2007.
Moreover, Alagiah has been the sole presenter of the Six O’Clock News since December 3, 2007. From 1999 until 2004, he was the deputy anchor of the BBC One O’Clock News and BBC Nine O’Clock News. From 3 July 2006 until 1 February 2010, he hosted World News Today on BBC World News and BBC Two, until it was relaunched as GMT on 1 February 2010.
George appeared on the show for the last time in 2014. He was previously a relief presenter on BBC News at Ten, filling in for regular presenters Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce when they were absent.
Alagiah, an expert on Africa and the developing world, has interviewed Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, among others.
George Alagiah Age
How old is George? George is 66 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 22, 1955, in Colombo, Ceylon. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on November 22nd every year, and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Moreover, George’s nationality is British.
George Alagiah Wife
Is George married? Yes. George is blissfully married to his beautiful wife, Frances Robathan. Frances was born in 1960 in London. The couple first met at Durham University. In addition, the duo has two children, Adam and Matthew.
George Alagiah Family
Alagiah was born and raised by his parents, Donald Alaigah, an engineer, and Therese Alaigah. He grew up alongside his four sisters: Mari, Rachel, Christine, and Jennifer.
George Alagiah’s Education
In 1961, his parents relocated to Ghana in West Africa where he had his primary education at Christ the King International School. He then joined St. John’s College, an independent Roman Catholic school in Portsmouth, England for his secondary education.
Eventually, George studied politics at Van Mildert College and Durham University. At Durham, Alaigah was the editor of the student newspaper Palatinate and was a sabbatical officer of the Durham Student’s Union.
George Alagiah Net Worth
How much is George worth? George has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million as of 2022. His income is mainly from his successful career as a broadcast journalist.
George Alagiah Salary
Alagiah receives an average annual salary of between £325,000 and £329,999.
George Alagiah Awards | Achievements
- ‘Royal Television Society’ for outstanding international reporting in 1993.
- ‘Amnesty International UK Media Award’ for best television journalist in 1994.
- ‘Media Personality of the Year’ by the ‘Ethnic Minority Media.’ in 1998 ‘Bayeux Award’ for war reporting.
- For their coverage of the Kosovo conflict, Alagiah and his team members received a ‘BAFTA in 2000.’
- In 2008, he was appointed an officer in the ‘Order of the British Empire,’ an English order of chivalry.
- In 2010, won the outstanding achievement in television at the ‘Asian Awards,’ which celebrates the achievements of South Asian leaders.
- The Burning Land (2019).
- A Home From Home: From Immigrant Boy to English Man (2006).
- A Passage to Africa (2001).