George Alagiah Biography
George Alagiah who was born George Maxwell Alagiah on 22nd November 1955 in Colombo, Ceylon, is a British newsreader, journalist, and TV presenter working for BBC News.
His folks, Donald Alagiah, an engineer, and Therese, were Sri Lankan Tamil. In 1961, his folks moved to Ghana in West Africa, where he had his essential instruction at Christ the King International School.
His optional training occurred at St John’s College, an autonomous Roman Catholic school in Portsmouth, England, after which he read legislative issues at Van Mildert College, Durham University.
While at Durham, he composed for and became editorial manager of the understudy paper Palatinate and was a holiday official of Durham Students’ Union.
In 2004, he got back to his granddad’s unique home in Sri Lanka in the consequence of the Asian wave to review the harm.
The family’s previous home had been annihilated, yet he had the option to perceive an old well where he had played with his sisters, albeit the very much was unsalvageable.
George Alagiah BBC News at Six
Alagiah joined the BBC in 1989 following seven years on paper reporting with South Magazine. Prior to going behind the studio work area, he was a Developing World journalist, situated in London, and afterward Southern Africa reporter in Johannesburg.
As one of the BBC’s driving unfamiliar journalists, he gave an account of occasions going from the destruction in Rwanda to the situation of the Marsh Arabs in southern Iraq to the common battles in Afghanistan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Somalia.
He was the moderator of BBC Four News from its dispatch in 2002; the program was later relaunched as The World and afterward another version of World News Today.
In January 2003 he joined the BBC Six O’Clock News, which he co-gave Sophie Raworth until October 2005, and with Natasha Kaplinsky until October 2007.
Since 3 December 2007, he has been the sole moderator of the Six O’Clock News. Preceding that, he had been the appointee anchor of the BBC One O’Clock News and BBC Nine O’Clock News from 1999.
Since 3 July 2006, he has introduced World News Today on BBC World News and BBC Two, which was rebranded GMT on 1 February 2010. He keeps going showed up on the program in 2014.
He was previously an alleviation moderator on BBC News at Ten, introducing principally Monday to Thursday when fundamental moderators Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce were inaccessible.
An expert on Africa and the creating scene, Alagiah has met, among others, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, previous Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, and President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.
His different narratives and highlights remember reports for why governmental policy regarding minorities in society in America is an ‘Act of futility’, for the Assignment program, Saddam Hussein’s destructive mission against the Kurds of northern Iraq for the BBC’s Newsnight program, and a report on the last get-together of the veterans of Dunkirk. In 2018-2019 he acquired £315,000 – £319,999 as a BBC moderator.
George Alagiah Awards
In 2000, Alagiah was important for the BBC group which gathered a BAFTA grant for its inclusion in the Kosovo strife. He has won various honors including Best International Report at the Royal Television Society in 1993 and in 1994 was the general victor of the Amnesty International UK Media Awards.
He was designated Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honors. His appearances at artistic celebrations incorporate Cheltenham, Keswick, Hay-on-Wye, and London, and he has spoken at the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal Society of Arts, and at the Royal Overseas League.
He is on the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company. From 2002 to 2009, Alagiah was a supporter of the Fairtrade Foundation from which in July 2009, he was obliged to leave by BBC Management who guaranteed proficient irreconcilable circumstance.
Objections were gotten at the BBC from individuals from the public who were despondent that Alagiah had been approached to venture down.
The BBC reacted that with regards to its standards of unprejudiced nature, it would be wrong for one of its driving columnists to be seen supporting a development that plainly addresses a questionable perspective on worldwide exchange.
He has additionally been effectively associated with supporting microfinance as an instrument for advancement, remembering late appearances for the help of Opportunity International.
He has been a supporter of Parenting UK since 2000. In 2010, he got the Outstanding Achievement in Television grant at the Asian Awards.
In 2020, his presentation novel The Burning Land was shortlisted for a Society of Authors’ honor. The book is depicted as a “holding, pacy thrill ride about debasement and manslaughter in South Africa”.
George Alagiah Cancer
On 17 April 2014, it was declared that Alagiah was being treated for Cancer. An assertion from the BBC said: “He is appreciative for all the great wishes he has gotten so far and is hopeful for a positive result.”
On 28 June, Alagiah reported on Twitter that he was making “empowering progress”. In late October 2015, he declared on Twitter that the treatment was formally finished, and he got back to the BBC on 10 November.
In January 2018 it arose that malignancy had returned and he would go through additional treatment.
In March 2018, in a meeting with The Sunday Times, Alagiah noticed that his malignant growth was terminal and might have been found before if the screening program in England, which is consequently offered from the age of 60, was equivalent to that in Scotland, where it is naturally offered from the age of 50.
In mid-March 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alagiah was tried to have COVID-19 and experienced mellow side effects.
In June 2020 Alagiah said that malignancy had spread to his lungs, liver, and lymph hubs, yet was not at a “persistent” or “terminal” stage.
George Alagiah Age
Alagiah was born in Colombo, Ceylon on 22nd November 1955. He is 65 years old as of 2020.
George Alagiah Wife
He met his wife, Frances Robathan, at Durham University. They have two children together, Adam and Matthew.
George Alagiah Height
He is 5 feet 10 inch tall.
George Alagiah Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
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