Yousef Gamal El-Din
|Yousef Gamal El-Din|
|Born||October 15, 1985|
|Education||American University in Cairo, B.A., 2007
American University in Cairo, M.A., 2009
|Notable credit(s)||CNBC Access: Middle East host (2012-)
CNBC Capital Connection co-host (2010-2011)
CNBC Gateway to the Middle East host (2010-2011)
Yousef Gamal El-Din (Arabic: يوسف جمال الدين) (born October 15, 1985) is an Egyptian-Swiss journalist and news anchor. He is currently the host of CNBC's Access: Middle East. He is also the channel's regional correspondent, based in Dubai and regularly contributes analysis for CNBC.com. Previously, Gamal El-Din was a co-host of CNBC's Capital Connection from the network's Middle East studios in Bahrain.
Gamal El-Din was born on October 15, 1985. He attended the German School and later the American International School - Riyadh giving him the chance to “learn from a multicultural environment” and become fluent in English, German, Arabic and French.
Cited as a devout athlete, Gamal El-Din particularly enjoys swimming, squash and basketball. With a height of six foot six, he is one of the tallest news anchors in the world. He describes himself as a 'car enthusiast' on his Twitter page and used to be seen frequently at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Gamal El-Din graduated from the American University in Cairo, Summa Cum Laude, in 2007, majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication. He went on to receive a master of arts degree in the same field. In addition to outstanding academic achievement, he was awarded the prestigious Ahmed H. Zewail Prize for Excellence in the Sciences and Humanities.
After a short off-screen stint with OTV as a scriptwriter, Yousef Gamal El-Din joined Nile TV as an English presenter and reporter in July 2007. He made his debut on the "Top Stories" on July 17, 2007, and thereafter anchored the news regularly at the top of the hour live from Cairo. He reported on major events across Egypt and interviewed a wide range of prominent ministers, activists and experts. He also covered Wikimania 2008 and interviewed Jimmy Wales for Egyptian Television. In July 2008, he took charge of the bi-weekly political program the 'News Hour'. Later in September, Gamal El-Din began hosting the new 'Business World' show. He also made occasional appearances on ‘Yas3ad Saba7ak’ on Channel 2.
Gamal El-Din joined CNBC in June 2010 as the first anchor based at the channel's newly opened Bahrain bureau, which is operated under the auspices of CNBC Europe. On June 14, 2010 he became the third co-host of Capital Connection, joining Anna Edwards in London and Chloe Cho in Singapore. At the time, he was the network’s youngest anchor, aged 24 years and 8 months, after Nicole Lapin started her new show aged 25 years and 11 months, earlier in February. He remains the youngest on-air talent amid the current line-up.
During the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, CNBC added extensive coverage of the turmoil and violence. Yousef Gamal El-Din, reporting live for the network and MSNBC during the height of the protests in Tahrir Square, was heard "urging protesters to leave him alone so that he could report". Anchors urged him to "stay safe" only minutes after the Battle of the Camel broke out. CNBC has described him as reporting under “the toughest of circumstances”.
Gamal El-Din returned to Cairo several times since the beginning of the revolution to cover protests, and interviewed the Egyptian Interim Prime Minister Essam Sharaf  only hours before July 8 “Friday of Determination” demonstration. He also reported on the Bahraini uprising, the 2011 Jordanian protests and the Turkish general election, 2011
On July 4, 2012, Gamal El-Din debuted Access: Middle East, a primetime series giving key insights on regional economic and business developments. The show has featured several billionaires, including Güler Sabancı 
Awards and Popular Culture
- The Future of Egyptian Television, Enigma Magazine, October 2008
- "Twitter Bio", Retrieved August 11, 2011
- "Ahmed Zewail Prize Winners". American University in Cairo. 2008-07-12. Retrieved 2009-01-18.[dead link]
- "More About Yousef Gamal Eldin", “The American University in Cairo, Retrieved January 16, 2009
- , Retrieved January 17, 2009[dead link]
- "CNBC’s Editorial Hub Starts Broadcasting Live From The Middle East" (Press release). CNBC Europe. 7 June 2010. Retrieved 9 June 2010.
- "Media and Cairo Protests". Mediaite. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
- Gamal El-Din, Yousef (2011-07-06). Egyptian PM: Democracy Key for 'New' Egypt (Interview). Egypt: CNBC.
- Gamal El-Din, Yousef (22 April 2012). "Despite Death Protests Bahrain Grand Prix Goes On". CNBC. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
- Gamal El-Din, Yousef (16 May 2011). "GCC Expansion Could Create Monarchs Club". CNBC. Retrieved 19 May 2012.
- Gamal El-Din, Yousef (2011-06-13). Ruling Turkish PM Wins Election (Report). Turkey: CNBC.
- CNBC (27 Jun 2012). "CNBC Announces New Middle East Programme". CNBC EMEA Press Releases (CNBC). Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- Huq, Yashreeka, "The Men We Love for Spicing Up the Airwaves", “Enigma Magazine, October, 2008