|Education||University of East Anglia|
|Spouse(s)||George Arney (divorced)|
Razia Iqbal (born 1962) is a journalist employed by BBC News. She is a special correspondent, reporting for outlets across the BBC. From 2011 Iqbal has also presented Newshour on the BBC World Service. She has also presented Talking Books on the BBC News Channel. She was previously the corporation's arts correspondent.
Iqbal was educated at Garrett Green Comprehensive School in the town of Tooting in South London, followed by the University of East Anglia, from which she graduated with a BA in American Studies in 1985. During her time at UEA she spent a year abroad at Trinity College, Connecticut.
Life and career
Iqbal is a former arts correspondent for BBC News, regularly appearing in news bulletins to report on arts related stories.
Since losing out to Gompertz for the Arts Editor role, Iqbal has reported on mainstream news items for BBC News. One of the first of these was an investigation into a charity scam following the earthquake in Haiti in January 2010.
In mid-2010, Iqbal presented relief shifts on the BBC News Channel, as well as presenting Talking Books on the channel. From 2011 Iqbal has also been a regular presenter of Newshour on the BBC World Service.
Awards and nominations
- Glitterati among Writers
- Identity and Belonging in East London
- I've been arrested three times, tweets BBC correspondent Razia Iqbal's husband
- Razia Iqbal - Journalist (Media) bigsister.com Access date: 19 November 2011.
- Meet BBC News's £150,000 'star' arts editor. He's never reported or presented TV and he needs three months' training Mail Online, 27 September 2009
- E-mail scams exploiting Haiti earthquake generosity BBC News, 16 February 2010
- "BBC - BBC News Programmes - Talking Books" - BBC Programmes
- "Winners honoured at British Muslim Awards". Asian Image. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
- , Daily Mail. Access date: 17 May 2012