Who is Razia Iqbal?
Are you media enthusiasts? Then you might have heard the name, Razia Iqbal. She is a Ugandan journalist and special correspondent who is reporting for outlets across the BBC News.
Razia Iqbal was born in 1962 in the Kampala, Uganda to the Punjabi family. As of 2019, Iqbal's age is around 56-57 years. Regarding her education, she studied at Garrett Green Comprehensive School in Tooting, South London. Later on, she completed her graduation from the University of East Anglia with a BA in American Studies in 1985. Likewise, Razia spent a year abroad at Trinity College, Connecticut.,during her time in the USA.
Image: Razia Iqbal with Jennifer Bernhardt
Since 2016, Iqbal provided Talking Books on the channel on the BBC News Channel. She has also been a frequent Newshour presenter on the BBC World Service since 2011. However, she is a former arts correspondent for BBC News where she regularly appeared in news bulletins to report on arts-related stories.
Moreover, Razia Iqbal also hosted the BBC's HARDtalk Extra program, interviewing famous figures from the arts including Sting and Jacqueline Wilson. In 2009, she applied for the Arts Editor position with BBC News but the role went to Will Gompertz.
Iqbal has reported on mainstream news items for BBC News since losing to Gompertz for the position of Arts Editor. One of the first of these was a charity scam inquiry following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Awards and nominations
Iqbal was nominated for the British Muslim Awards for the Services to Media award in January 2013.
Married Life & Husband
The TV presenter and beautiful woman, Razia Iqbal is now living a single life. But she previously tied the wedding her longterm boyfriend turned husband George Arney. Her partner is an also journalist for BBC and was one of the hosts of The World Today and Outlook on the BBC World Service until 2009.
Are Razia and George divorce?
Iqbal and Arney used to live a happy life together. They even cherished their marital relationship for several years. Well, everything was going smoothly but the couple was able to lead their relationship into a forever. As they divorced later from eachother.
Image: Razia Iqbal was married to her former husband, George Arney
But there is no exact reason behind their unsuccessful marriage. Besides, there is no news about their children to date. Seems the former lovebirds from their married life have no kids.
Net Worth & Salary
As of 2019, Razia Iqbal's net worth is estimated at somewhere between $70,000 to $1 Million. The significant way of earning is her journalism career.
Image: Razia Iqbal working at BBC
Likewise, Iqbal currently works on several Famous BBC News including BBCnewshour, BBCworldservice, BBC world tonight & Witness History on BBC world & BBC news as a TV Presenter.
How much is Razia Iqbal's wage?
Well, she has worked for long decades in the broadcasting career. Hence there is no doubt she has amassed a hefty sum of income. Now, talking about her salary, Razia earns an annual earning of around $80,000. Another British journalist, Nancy Kacungira and Lyse Doucet is also a strong supporter of equal pay.