Zeinab Badawi

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TV/Radio Journalist (1959)
Fri Apr 22 2022
By   Sarthak


When all you do is hard work then neither race nor gender affect your success. And, today we are going to talk about one of britain's top 100 most influential members of the black community and one of the Top 50 Most Influential Members of the African Diaspora. Well, the 59-year-old, Zeinab Badawi is a Sudanese-British television and radio journalist. American journalist, Vernon Odom is also one of the names in the media world.

She is one of the highly respected television and radio journalist who is the regular presenter of BBC interview programme, HARDtalk. She was the first presenter of the ITV Morning News and co-presented Channel 4 News with Jon Snow before joining BBC News. Also, Badawi was the presenter of World news Today broadcast on both BBC Four and BBC News. Without any ado, let's know all the detail information about Zeinab Badawi.

BBC radio and Tv journalist, Zeinab Badawi
Image: BBC radio and Tv journalist, Zeinab Badawi

Zeinab Badawi was born on November 24, 1959, in Sudan under the birth sign of Sagittarius. Zeinab's nationality is Sudanese as she was born in Sudan. However, since the age of two, she has been living in Britain. Her father was a newspaper editor in Sudan.

Talking about her education, Zeinab studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at St. Hilda's College, Oxford. At oxford, she was a member of the Oxford University Broadcasting Society. In 1998, she moved back to London to pursue a one year MA degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, in Politics and Anthropology. Further, she graduated with distinction in 1989.

Zeinab Badawi with late Kofi Annan; Know her personal life, married, husband, kids, net worth
Image: Zeinab Badawi with late Kofi Annan

After graduating, she worked for Yorkshire TV from 1982 to 1986 as a researcher and broadcast journalist. She co-presented Channel 4 news from 1989 until 1998 when she joined the BBC Network.

In 2005, Badawi became the news presenter of World News Today (former The World) which is also shown on the BBc World News channel. Also, she is a regular presenter of the BBC interview program called HARDtalk. Additionally, Zeinab also presents the BBC News channel and the BBC News at Five.

Personal life

Having such a prolific career it is evident that people want to know Zeinab Badawi's personal life. So, is she married, or is she single? The 59-year-old, Badawi is currently single and at the moment she doesn't have a husband.

Husband and Children of Zeinab Badawi

As mentioned, Badawi is single at the moment, but she was once a married woman. The details about her past relationship is not available. Also, she hasn't revealed about her marriage and husband. However, Zeinab once said that she and her husband have been divorced for a longtime.

Zeinab Badawi with her daughter; Know her relationship, husband, boyfriend
Image: Zeinab Badawi with her daughter

Talking about Zeinab's children, she is a proud mother of four kids; two sons and two daughters. Well, she single handedly raised her all children. As of now, her children are all grown up.

Net worth and Income

One of the most respected journalist, Zeinab Badawi has made a stupendous fortune out of her professional career. What is her exact net worth? As of 2019, Badawi has a net worth of $6 million as of 2019. Do you know her net worth in 2017 was $4 million? Zeinab is still active in her career when most people retire at her age. Like Badawi, Christie Ileto is also an award winning journalist who has a fruitful career.

Zeinab Badawi Public Positions

Talking about Zeinab Badawi's public positions, she has been an adviser at the Foreign Policy Centre and a Council Member of the Overseas Development Institute. Also, she has been Chair of the Royal African Society (RAS) since 2014. Zeinab is a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery and the British Council.

Zeinab Badawi at Ted Talks; Know her net worth and income
Image: Zeinab Badawi at Ted Talks

Additionally, BAsawi is the founder and chair of the Africa Medical Partnership Fund, a charity that helps local medical professionals in Africa.

How much Zeinab Badawi earns?

Zeinab is well known BBC journalist and has already secured a huge success with fame and financial security. So, what is her annual salary? As per sources, she earns an annual salary of over $120,000 from her journalism career.

Zeinab Badawi Awards

The famous British journalist, Zeinab Badawi has won several prestigious awards throughout her career. In 2009, she was named the International TV Personality of the Year in the Annual Media Awards.

Likewise, she also received the International Media Excellence awards. In 2011, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the SOAS for her contributions in journalism. In August 2018, Zeinab was awarded the President's Medal of the British Academy.

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