Ben Fajzullin

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Ben Fajzullin at Deutsche Welle's TV studios in Berlin in October 2010

Benjamin Dayton Fajzullin (born 16 February 1976 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian news presenter, journalist and voice-over artist. He previously presented the late edition of World News Australia on SBS television from Sydney.[1] He is now based again in Berlin, where he is one of the main presenters on DW-TV.

Fajzullin’s family background (he has Tartar, Polish, British, Irish and American heritage) sparked his interest in languages. He started in theatre and public speaking at the age of eight and developed an early interest in journalism as an editor of his school’s magazine. Fajzullin graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a degree in journalism in 1996 and completed an associate diploma in Speech and Drama with the Trinity College of Music, London in 1994.

Fajzullin launched his career in radio. He was a newsreader and reporter at 4BC in Brisbane, 4HI in Emerald and 4CC in Gladstone. Fajzullin first moved to Germany in 2000. He reported around Europe for Deutsche Welle Radio in Bonn, where he also hosted some of the global broadcaster’s English-language shows. He filed business news for Reuters TV in Frankfurt and was a correspondent on the BBC's flagship financial programme, World Business Report. Fajzullin later moved to Berlin to become a sports presenter on Deutsche Welle-TV.[2] He covered the 2006 FIFA World Cup, reporting live from matches across the country. Fajzullin still voices reports and produces for the German Football League’s worldwide TV show, GOAL! The Bundesliga Magazine. He voices documentaries, commercials and characters in feature films and animations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Media release
  2. ^ "Team: Ben Fajzullin" at Deutsche Welle