Saima Mohsin

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Saima Mohsin is a British journalist.

Mohsin attended the University of Birmingham and in 1998 gained a BA (Hons) degree in political science with English literature, followed by a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism in 1999. After graduating from university, she freelanced for a year at BBC World Service, Greater Manchester Radio, GLR and Five Live.

In 2000 Mohsin gained her first job in television joining ITV Meridian as a producer, and later on became a presenter/reporter for the station. In 2002, Mohsin joined BBC Points West as a reporter and presenter. In 2004 she moved to BBC One's Watchdog - the UK's most watched current affairs show as an investigative reporter on consumer issues.

Mohsin went on to freelance as a newsreader and reporter for BBC News 24, Sky News and ITN. She presented a debate show for Channel 4 on suicide bombings and the future of British Muslims following the 7/7 bombings in London.

In 2006 Mohsin joined GMTV[1] on which she covered stories around the UK and the world including the plea to free Mirza Tahir Hussain from death row in Pakistan and Glaswegian runaway 12 year old Molly Campbell/Misba Rana. She moved to Pakistan in 2007 to be the face of Dawn News, Pakistan's first English news channel. She presented News Eye, the channel's flagship nightly news programme. She contributes as special correspondent for PBS NewsHour in the United States as well as ITN and Daybreak in the United Kingdom.

Mohsin has interviewed world famous celebrities and leaders from Tom Cruise to Tony Blair, Amitabh Bachchan to Benazir Bhutto. She has hosted special programmes with Hillary Clinton, special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, former British foreign secretary David Miliband and Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.She had been with Channel 4 English for one year.

She is currently one of the International Correspondents for Pakistan on CNN.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile: Saima Mohsin, GMTV reporter and presenter". AIM. 5 November 2006. Retrieved 28 September 2010.