Adnan Nawaz

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Adnan Nawaz
WTTC Americas Summit - Opening Ceremony & Session 1, Adnan Nawaz, BBC World News (15199652531).jpg
Nawaz in 2014
Occupation Journalist, presenter
Notable credit(s) World News Today
BBC World News

Adnan Nawaz (Urdu: عدنان نواز‎) is a British news anchor of Pakistani descent, currently working for the BBC presenting bulletins on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, the BBC News Channel and BBC World News.

Born in Pakistan in 1968, he graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc (Econ) International Relations, and then completed an MA in Latin American Politics at the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London.

He began work at the BBC in the early 90s, as a broadcast assistant in the Latin American section of the BBC World Service. A Sony Award winning producer with BBC Radio 5 Live, where he spent five years producing live programmes and making documentaries for Radio 5 and Radio 4, he moved in 2000 to TV Sportsnews, presenting the sport on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. He has reported and presented from the world's biggest sporting events, including the Olympic Games, the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship, ICC Cricket World Cup, Wimbledon and more.

Since 2009, he has been reading the news on the BBC News channel and BBC World News. On BBC World News he has co-presented the network's main Asian-facing programme, Newsday, and most recently has been the anchor of the main European-facing breakfast time programme.

Nawaz is well travelled, having lived in the Philippines, Italy, the United States, France, Chile and the UK. He speaks five languages.

He is also an experienced professional conference MC and host. He is the Director of TopCom Media Limited through which he has worked around the world, delivering keynote speeches and moderating panel debates across a wide range of industries, including social, economic and political development, travel, medicine, IoT, telecommunications, sport and leisure, food and healthcare.


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