Ritula Shah

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Ritula Shah
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Ritula Shah at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2011
Education Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, Elstree
University of Warwick
Occupation Journalist, broadcaster
Notable credit(s) The World Tonight

Ritula Shah /rɪtəˈlɑː ˈʃɑː/ is a journalist and news presenter on BBC Radio. She is a regular presenter of The World Tonight and the Saturday edition of PM on BBC Radio 4.

Previously Shah presented Woman's Hour on Radio 4 and was a launch presenter for The World Today on the World Service.[1]

Ritula was educated at Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, Elstree before studying History at the University of Warwick and graduating in 1988. She joined the Radio 4 production team, moved from there to regional television news,[1] and then to Today in 1991 as a producer.[2] When The World Today launched on the World Service in 1999, Shah became one of its presenters.[1]

In May 2013, she started a series of eight episodes in the BBC Radio 4 One to One series of interviews. As she belongs to a Jain family (the Jain religion is concerned with renunciation), the subjects of her interviews are people whose life has involved renunciation.[3]


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Preceded by
Robin Lustig
Main presenter: The World Tonight
2013 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Claire Bolderson
Deputy presenter: The World Tonight
2009 – 2012
Succeeded by
David Eades
Carolyn Quinn