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|Born||Sharanjit May Leyl
February 15, 1973
|Occupation||Broadcast Journalist, Business News Presenter/Producer|
|Notable credit(s)||Bloomberg Television
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
BBC World News
Sharanjit Leyl[pronunciation?] is a Singaporean Producer/Presenter, with BBC World News. She regularly anchors Asia Business Report and Newsday from the BBC's Singapore studio. She is also a reporter and producer on the shows along with World Business Report. She has filed reports for radio on the BBC World Service business programmes as well as its arts and culture programme The Strand, and written for BBC news online.
Sharanjit began her broadcasting career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1997. While there she reported for the award-winning show, "The Pacific Rim Report". In 1999 Sharanjit moved to Singapore where she had a similar role at the financial news service provider Bridge Information Systems.
She joined Bloomberg Television in March 2000 and moved to its headquarters in Tokyo. There she presented its main three-hour newscast, "On The Money Asia", reporting on breaking financial stories as well as major news events such as the US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Sharanjit played an integral role in editing and influencing the content of Bloomberg's Asian programming.
Her other interviews have included the Chairman of Starbucks, Howard Schultz; Microsoft founder Bill Gates; the Prime Minister of Pakistan; former leaders of Singapore and Malaysia; and heads of the World Bank.
Born in Singapore, to a Sikh family of Indian descent that migrated to Singapore during the 1930s, Sharanjit moved to Washington D.C. in her teens with her family, where her father, Kernail Singh, was a diplomat. There she earned a degree in both Journalism and English Literature from The University of Maryland College Park. She then moved to Vancouver, Canada where she completed a Masters degree in English Literature at the University of British Columbia which focused on post-colonial writers such as Salman Rushdie.
She lives with her English husband, Jason Leyl, in the Holland Grove View neighborhood and enjoys running, politics, art, theatre and bringing up her young son, Jai (born 2004).
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/biographies/biogs/bbc_world/sharanjitleyl.shtml -broken link
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4549943 IMDB.com