UN Forum Speaker: Zeinab Badawi
BBC World News Today
Zeinab Badawi is the presenter of World News Today (BBC Four and BBC World News channel) the UK's first daily news bulletin devoted principally to international news.
Badawi has been in broadcasting for over two decades. She co-presented Channel 4 News with Jon Snow for nearly ten years (1989 to 1998). She joined the BBC and worked at Westminster on live political programmes for five years, presenting in the studio and reporting live from the party conferences. She has also worked in radio - regularly presenting the World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service's Newshour.
Badawi is a regular presenter of the BBC interview programme HARDtalk. In an exclusive interview in May 2009, Badawi interviewed Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir, the first serving head of state to be charged with war crimes. In November 2009, Badawi was named International TV Personality of the Year in the Annual Media Awards, the international media excellence awards organised by the Association for International Broadcasting.