Fatima Manji aimed to work in the place ‘where history is made’ from quite an early age. However, the lady herself has created a history now becoming the first ever news presenter in the history of Britain to wear a hijab (a headscarf). Fatima is a British journalist and newsreader who has been working for Channel 4 since 2012.
Career and Progression:
Fatima Manji entered Channel 4 as a reporter in 2012 and was promoted to newsreader four years later. She previously served as a presenter, reporter and video journalist for BBC based in the East of England. The journalist got nominated for the Royal Television Society's Young Journalist of the Year award in 2015. She also received a nomination in the Broadcast category titled ‘Words by Women Awards’ in the UK awards for a female journalist.
Moreover, the former editor of ‘The Sun,' Kelvin MacKenzie questioned about the appropriateness of Fatima to present news wearing a hijab following the brutal 2016 Nice attack. His column led Independent Press Standards Organization (IPSO) to receive more than 1,700 complaints. Later, Fatima responded to his article on the BBC Radio 4 Today program. Apart from that, the endeavors and achievements of Fatima in the journalistic sector make it clear that she enjoys a hefty net worth in thousands of dollars.
Is Fatima enjoying a Family Life in Secret?
Fatima Manji has evidently received global recognition and popularity after becoming a news presenter of Channel 4. However, there is the next facet of her life which not many people know about. Yes, we are talking about her personal life where Fatima is a married woman who has series of responsibilities to fulfill.
Although the journalist hasn’t readily revealed about her personal matters in the media, her twitter posts gave us some insight into that side of her life. Fatima has mentioned about her husband and children in some Twitter post but without disclosing their names and other details. Well, it seems the journalist doesn’t want the limelight to fall upon her personal life and attempting to keep it wrapped up.
Fatima's Short Bio:
According to some wiki sources, Fatima Manji was born in Peterborough, England. She completed her schooling at Jack Hunt School, Peterborough and attended London School of Economics to study politics. She decided to become a journalist from the age of eight. Her parents were from Pakistan which makes her of Asian ethnicity. She has a tall and impressive height which matches her appearance.