British freelance writer and producer at the BBC, Samira Ahmed has already spent more than twenty years of her life working for the organization. She is acknowledged as one of the most influencing women journalists of BBC who not just succeeded to establish her career but also helped the network grow with her hard works and writings.
Samira’s Journalism Career At BBC
The award-winning journalist and writer, Samira started her career as a graduate news trainee at the BBC in 1990 and worked as a news correspondent and a reporter on Today program and News night. She was also a presenter on BBC World and BBC News 24 till 1997.
Samira Ahmed presenting her thoughts at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) on 28 March 2018 ( Photo:lgmu.ac.uk)
Samira joined Channel 4 News in April 2000 as a news presenter. She served there for eleven years, and in 2011 she left the channel and went freelance.
In 2009, she won Broadcast of the Year at the annual Stonewall Awards for her film on so-called "corrective" rape of lesbians in South Africa. Samira also won the BBC's Celebrity Mastermind, with a specialist round on Laura Ingalls Wilder, in December 2010.
Since October 2011, Samira has been the regular newspaper reviewer on Lorraine. In January 2013, Ahmed took over Ray Snoddy as presenter of Newswatch on the BBC News Channel.
She has presented many news and programs for BBC TV and radio, including The World Tonight, PM, Night Waves on Radio 3, Sunday Morning Live on BBC One and The Proms on BBC Four.
How Much Is Samira's Net Worth?
It is reported that Women’s Hour presenters are paid 40 percent less salary than other BBC shows, and Samira Ahmed is also included in the list of such presenters. However, after presenting many news and arts programs for BBC TV and radio for more than twenty years and working on Channel 4 News for eleven years, Samira has undoubtedly accumulated sufficient amount of net worth which is yet to be publicized into the media.
Samira’s Shadowy Family Life
Samira is quite a secretive person when it comes to her personal life. Details about her married life and husband have not been publicized to the media yet, but it is known that she lives in London with her husband and two beautiful children. The marriage details are also unknown which make it hard to guess if she was married to her long-time boyfriend or not.
Samira often tweets mentioning her husband; however, she never specifies the name of him. Back in 2010, she tweeted a post talking about her husband. Similarly, she again posted a tweet stating that her northern husband had been explaining how in the 70’s Cheshire school girls rigidly insisted on serving a ‘beef burger Bap’ back in January 2017.
As of her parents, her mother is Lalita Ahmed, who was a freelance broadcaster for Hindi service of BBC World Service. There are no details available about her father.
Samira Ahmed was born on 15th June 1968 to mother Lalita Ahmed in London. Her nationality is British but has a mixed ethnicity as her mother belongs to Hindu religion. As per her wiki, she was educated at Wimbledon High School and read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, between 1986 and 1989 where she was awarded Philip Geddes Journalism Prize. After graduation, she received her Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism from City University, London. Samira, having an average height and short hair, is now popular as a British freelance journalist and writer at the BBC.