Jamal Rayyan

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Jamal Rayyan
Born (1953-08-23) August 23, 1953 (age 64)
Toulkarem, Palestine
Occupation Commentator, Anchor, Journalist, syndicated columnist, and Presenter
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Spouse(s) Sook Nahm Yang
Children Morad & Reem

Jamal Rayyan is a Palestinian news television anchorman with Al Jazeera Television Network.[1]

Professional Experience[edit]

Jordan Radio & Television News[edit]

From 1974 to 1989 Jammal Rayan worked as news reporter and presenter for Jordan Radio and Television Corporation, Amman (Jordan).[2]

Korean Broadcasting System[edit]

From 1974-1979 then 1979-1985 he worked as news reporter and Middle Eastern political analyst for Korean Broadcasting System, Seoul (South Korea).[citation needed] He also worked as a news reporter for the Arabic radio station that belongs to KBS Network.

BBC News[edit]

From 1994 to 1996 he worked as anchor for the BBC Arabic World Service, London (England).[citation needed]

Abu Dhabi[edit]

From 1989-1994 then 1997-1999 he worked as news anchor and political program moderator for Abu Dhabi Al Oula Television Network, Abu Dhabi (UAE).[citation needed] He is noted for the programs “The World of News Tonight” and "The Fourth Dimension".

Al Jazeera[edit]

From 1996 to 1997 he worked as program moderator and anchorman with Al Jazeera Television Network, Doha (Qatar).[citation needed] He assisted in the channel's creation and in training and mentoring news presenters.

He participated in news coverage of Iraq, the War on terrorism, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He conducted interviews with presidents, prime ministers, and political key players.

He is back with Al-Jazeera since 1999.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fandy, Mamoun (2007). (Un)civil war of words: media and politics in the Arab world. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 98–. ISBN 978-0-275-99393-1. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ aljazeera