Talat Hussain (news executive)

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This article is about the journalist and television presenter Syed Talat Hussain.
Syed Talat Hussain Naqvi
Born Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Occupation Television Personality
Years active 1990–present
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Tehmina Hussain
Children Shamil, Afza

Syed Talat Hussain Naqvi (Urdu: سید طلعت حسین نقوی) is a Pakistani journalist, foreign policy commentator and television personality. He is the primary anchor, as well as executive producer, of the current affairs show Live with Talat which is primary on air by the Saach TV. Before, he has been an executive director of AAJ Television[1] and had also worked for PTV and Dawn News. He has written for Newsline, Daily Dawn, Time Magazine, Daily Times (Pakistan), Daily Express and occasionally contributed to India Today.

He is the last in his eight siblings.

Early career[edit]

In the late 1990s, Hussain ran the morning news show Sawaray Sawaray on PTV. Later, after the opening of PTV World, he started another program called News Night.[citation needed].

He has held key positions of Director, News & Current Affairs with Pakistan Television Corporation, Prime Television (UK) and Telebiz. he was Director News at Aaj TV and also write occasionally for Daily Express, an Urdu newspapers since July 2008.[citation needed]

Currently, he works as a part-time host for Saach TV, and has also joined the prestigious Bahria University in Islamabad as Project Director and Assistant Professor. He has been tasked to reinvigorate the Media Studies program at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University.

Personal Life[edit]

Talat Hussain is married to Tehmina Hussain. They have 2 children together.

Current affairs shows by Hussain =[edit]

  • Sawaray Sawaray - PTV
  • News Night - PTV
  • Live with Talat - AAJ TV (First Show: 23rd March, 2005, Last Show: 29 Oct, 2010)
  • News Night With Talat– Dawn News (First Show: 8th November 2010)
  • Live with Talat - Express News (June, 2012 to August 2013)
  • Live with Talat - AAJ TV ( January 2014 to May 2014)

Gaza flotilla raid[edit]

On the 30th of May 2010, Hussain was aboard the convoy amid conflict during the Gaza flotilla raid. Due to loss of communications, Hussain's status and whereabouts were unknown for a while, and a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated "the Government of Pakistan is seriously concerned over the well-being and whereabouts of the Pakistani citizens and media personnel including Syed Talat Hussain and Raza Mahmood Agha (both of them from AAJ Television) who were on board the Flotilla bound for Gaza. The Foreign Ministry is in constant touch with its missions in the region to ascertain the well-being of our nationals."[2] On June 1, 2010 Hussain was finally released through King Abdullah II of Jordan and returned to Karachi via Dubai.[citation needed]

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