George Alagiah Bio, Age, Parents, Wife, Education, BBC News, Salary and Net Worth

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George Alagiah Biography

George Alagiah is a British newsreader, television news producer and journalist. He has been the BBC News presenter at Six since 3 December 2007, and has previously been GMT ‘s main presenter on BBC World News since its launch on 1 February 2010.

George Alagiah Age

Alagiah was born as George Maxwell Alagiah on November 22, 1955 in Colombo, Ceylon. He is 67 years old in 2023.

George Alagiah Height and Weight

Alagiah stands at average weight and medium height. Details about its actual height and weight are not currently open to the public. We keep track and will update the details as soon as it is released.

George Alagiah Education

In 1961, at Christ the King International School, George’s parents moved to Ghana, West Africa where he had his primary education. He then finished secondary schooling at St John’s College in Portsmouth, England. He studied politics at Van Mildert College , University of Durham, after secondary education.

Whilst at Durham, George wrote for and became editor of the student newspaper Palatinate and was a sabbatical officer of Durham Students’ Union.

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George Alagiah Parents

He is the son of the engineer Donald Alagiah (Father), and Theresa (Mother). Details about his siblings is publicly undisclosed but under investigation and will be updated as soon as possible.

In 2004, in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami, he returned to his grandfather’s original home in Sri Lanka to assess the damage. The former home of the family had been lost, but he could remember an old well where he had been playing with his friends, even though the well was unsalvageable.

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George Alagiah Wife and Children

Alagiah is married to Frances Robatham. The couple met at Durham University while studying. They got married in the year 1984 and they are blessed with two sons; Adam Alagiah and Matthew Alagiah.

George Alagiah BBC News

Alagiah joined the BBC with South Magazine in 1989, after spending seven years in print journalism. He was one of the leading foreign correspondents of the BBC before going behind the studio desk, reporting on events ranging from the genocide in Rwanda to the plight of the Marsh Arabs in southern Iraq to the civil wars in Afghanistan, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Somalia.

Since its launch in 2002, he has been the host of BBC Four News; the show was later relaunched as The Nation, and then another version of Nation News Today. He joined the BBC Six O’Clock News in January 2003 which he co-presented until October 2005 with Sophie Raworth, and until October 2007 with Natasha Kaplinsky. He has been the sole host of the Six O’Clock News since 3 December 2007.

George had previously been the BBC One O’Clock News deputy anchor, and BBC Nine O’Clock News from 1999. He has covered World News Today on BBC World News and BBC Two since 3 July 2006, which on 1 February 2010 was rebranded as GMT. He last appeared in 2014 on the show. Formerly a BBC News relief presenter at Ten, he presented mostly from Monday to Thursday while main presenters Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce were unavailable.

A expert on Africa and the developing world, Alagiah has interviewed, among others, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. His other documentaries and stories include reports on why affirmative action in America is a ‘Lost Cause’ for the Assignment Programme, Saddam Hussein’s genocidal campaign against the Kurds of northern Iraq for the Newsnight program of the BBC and a documentary on Dunkirk’s last meeting of veterans.

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George Alagiah Salary

George is among the above average paid presenters at BBC News. His annual salary is estimated to be between £ 315,ooo- £ 319,000.

George Alagiah Net Worth

Alagiah has not revealed his net worth. He does not like to disclose this information to the public, however this section is under review, we will updated once information is disclosed.

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