Rajesh Mirchandani

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Rajesh Mirchandani
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Mirchandani moderating an event in 2013.
Nationality British (of Indian Sindhi descent)
Alma mater University of Bristol University of Southern California
Occupation Communications Executive
Employer Center for Global Development
Known for Award-winning correspondent & host, BBC World News

Rajesh Mirchandani is a global communications leader and former British television journalist. He spent more than two decades reporting from around the world as a BBC correspondent and news anchor, covering international events from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to the Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif. His award-winning reporting has been broadcast on the BBC World Service and BBC World News.


Mirchandani was educated at the University of Bristol, where he received a BSc in Economics before attending the University of Wales College of Cardiff where he received a diploma in broadcast journalism. In 2012, he received his Master's degree in public diplomacy from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.


Mirchandani garnered more than two decades’ experience as a journalist and broadcaster, reporting and anchoring from around the world for the BBC’s global television and radio networks, including BBC World News and the World Service. He has covered a wide range of stories and issues, from two US presidential elections to the Haiti earthquake, AIDS in India to oil exploration in the Arctic, education for displaced children in Colombia to green energy investments in California.


He previously won two awards from the Los Angeles Press Club for his work during six years as a BBC North America correspondent.

Center for Global Development[edit]

Mirchandani left the BBC in October 2014 to become the Senior Director of Communications for the Center for Global Development.[2] He is regularly invited to participate in high-level events around issues such as the post-2015 development agenda, girls’ empowerment, and the changing media landscape. In 2015, he was a speaker at EA Global, an annual conference held by the effective altruism movement.[3]


  1. ^ "Rajesh Mirchandani". From Our Own Correspondent. 16 June 2011. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "CGD Welcomes Rajesh Mirchandani as Senior Director of Communications and Policy Outreach". Center For Global Development. 
  3. ^ Rajesh Mirchandani, "Doing Good Is No Place for Emotion - Podcast With William MacAskill", Center for Global Development, August 3rd 2015.