Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Saima Mohsin

Saima Mohsin is a freelance journalist based in Pakistan. She is special correspondent for PBS Newshour and contributes to ITV News and Daybreak in the UK.

For three years she was the face of DawnNews, Pakistan's first English news channel. She has worked with the BBC, ITN, GMTV, SKY News, Five and Channel Four in the UK.

As Senior Anchor at DawnNews Saima was part of the launch team and hosted "NewsEye", the channel's flagship nightly news & analysis programme. After more than 600 programmes NewsEye came off air and Saima moved on to her new two-hour slot 6-8pm"LIVE WITH SAIMA MOHSIN". At its height NewsEye was the most watched program at 9 o'clock in Pakistan.

Saima attended the University of Birmingham and in 1998 gained a BA Hons degree in Politics with English Literature, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism in 1999.

She started her career in Radio working at BBC World Service, Greater Manchester Radio, GLR and Five Live.

Then in 2000 Saima gained her first job in television joining ITV Meridian as a producer and later on became a presenter/reporter for the station.

In 2002 Saima joined BBC Points West as a reporter and presenter.

In 2004 she moved to BBC One's Watchdog - the UK's most watched current affairs show, as an investigative reporter on consumer issues, tracking down rogue traders and taking on multi-national corporations.

Saima went on to freelance as a newsreader and reporter for BBC News 24, Sky News and ITN.

She presented a groundbreaking debate show for Channel Four on suicide bombings and the future of British Muslims following the 7/7 bombings in London.

In 2006 Saima joined GMTV - Europe's biggest breakfast show where she covered stories around the UK and the world.

Saima has interviewed world famous celebrities and leaders from Tom Cruise to Amitabh Bachchan...and Tony Blair to Benazir Bhutto, Hillary Clinton and David Milliband.

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