George Alagiah Cancer, Health, Wife, Family, Salary, Wiki

By Anmol Basnyat | Published On: 06 Sep, 2018
George Alagiah Cancer, Health, Wife, Family, Salary, Wiki

Following his second ongoing ailment with Cancer, George Alagaih is still fighting to recuperate his health, although he has slim of surviving. He is still giving his best to come out victorious.

Srilankan born-British Reporter, George Alagiah is known for his association with BBC Network. He is the recipient of the 1993 ‘Royal Television Society Award' for high-quality international reporting.

Slim Chances Of Surviving Cancer

The BBC News Correspondent’s health is deteriorating, and the sign of recovery does not seem amicable after his ongoing struggle with cancer for the second time continues.

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George was first diagnosed with the Bowlen cancer in 2014 after discovering blood in his stool. The illness later spread all over his liver and lymph nodes. He had even urged his supporters to respect him and his family while he is in the recovery stage.

The doctors were determined to get him back to normal after completing the first round of treatment in September 2015. He was discharged from the hospital two months after the surgery and was able to return to work his work consignment in November 2015.

George talks about his cancer on 15 January 2018 (Photo: Twitter)

But few years apart, Cancer again emerged in early 2018 and George took a break from his work for the second time. His agent, Mary Greenham also said in a statement that the father of two is still in discussion of the treatment.

The illness has severely affected his health condition, and he reportedly has only a 10 percent chance of surviving.

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His agent, Mary on 19 June 2018 talked about his latest round of chemotherapy to Dailymail. She spoke, George’s health condition is returning well after the treatment according to his medical staffs. The reporter health is recuperating from three months of chemotherapy sessions, and he will soon meet his doctor next few weeks to discuss his further ongoing treatments.

Wife Of Different Ancestry; All About His Married Life

George relishes more than three decades blissful matrimony with his wife, Frances Robathan. The pair met at Durham University and exchanged wedding vows in the year 1984.

Both the husband and wife come from two different ancestries. George is a Srilankan while his wife possesses British descent. Geroge had briefly talked about the meeting of the mixed marriage cultures in his 2011 interview for BBC. He remembered his wedding day where his late mother, Therese Alagiah was in her red and gold sarees while his mother-in-law fitted her floral patterned suit.

The couple was determined to face challenges that their cultures would test them. George's wife also had wise words with her father before they took a mutual decision to tied the nuptials. She was also politely suggested that her marriage with George with not be as comfortable as it looks.

Nevertheless, the couple is still together for over three decades and shares two sons, Adam and Matthew.

Stereotypical Family: Father Loved His Mother

His Tamil parents, Donald and late Therese Alagiah raised him along with his four sisters, Mari, Rachel, Christine, and Jennifer Alagaih. His parents shifted to Ghana, West Africa to avoid persecution when he was six years old.

George, in his July 2010 interview for The Guardian, talked that his parents wedded to give their children love, education, and freedom. However, he also spoke about the set back of the traditionalism in the family. His parents set various benchmarks including that they wanted their children to marry Asians and the taboo existed until his elder sister’s marriage. His second sister tied the nuptials in a registry office.

George still respects his father after he was all by his mother’s side until her last breath in 1996.

How Much Is George Alagiah’s Salary?

The 62-year-old reporter garners the most significant part of his salary from his association with the BBC Broadcasting since 1989. He adds a lucrative paycheck hosting the BBC’s evening show, BBC News at Six.

George is also one of the highest salary earning BBC reporter, who reportedly makes between £290,000-£299,999, a year. According to the July 2018 reports of BBC, his salary for the 2016-17 season has leaped from his previous wage package.

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Short Bio

George Alagiah was born on 22 November 1955 in Sri Lanka.

He attended a primary school named ‘Christ the King International’ and later went to secondary school in Portsmouth, England at ‘St. John’s College’ in 1966. George has majored in Political Science from attending the ‘Van Mildert College’ at ‘Durham Univer