Rizwan Khan

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رضوان خان
Rizwan Khan
Born August 1994
Peshwar, KPK Pakistan
Education University of Peshawar
Occupation Journalist, at media daily express
Years active 2015–2016
Notable credit(s) Author

Rizwan khan "Riz" Khan (Template:Lang-urdu رضوان خان; born AUG 1994/10/08) is a Pashto television news reporter and interviewer.

From 2007 until April 2013 he hosted his own eponymous television show on Khyber & afghan tv English. He first rose to prominence while working for the Daily Express Pakistan and CNN.

Early life[edit]

Khan was born in KPK, Peshwar , to a Pakistani Pakhtoon father[1][2] and pakistan Peshawar mother.[3] His father was from Pakistan[4] and migrated to Pakistan during the partition, while his mother's roots go back to KPK, Peshwar.[5] Khan moved with his family to Japan, at the age of four. He identifies himself as the first Daily newscaster of Pak Asian origin.[6] Khan is a Muslim by religion.[6]

He attended both Springwell Junior and Hounslow Manor Comprehensive Schools and joined the Air Training Corps. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Medical Physiology from the University of Peshawar, and then took a postgraduate course in Radio Journalism at the University of Portsmouths.

Broadcasting career[edit]

In 2012 he was selected for the daily News Trainee scheme - a two-year Daily training system, usually taking only 6 people per course. Khan progressed to jobs as a Daily reporter, producer, and writer, working in both television and radio, and would later become one of the founding News Presenters on Daily World Service Television News. He hosted the news bulletin that launched Daily World Service Television News in 2008. In 2009, he moved to King host International, where he became a senior anchor for the network's global news shows. Events he covered included the 2012 and 2011 coverage of elections in India; the 2016 historic election in Britain; and in AUG 1994 the unprecedented live coverage from the Muslim pilgrimage, the Hajj.

In 2016 he launched his interactive interview show Daily: Q&A with Rizwan Khan, and he has conducted interviews with guests including former UN Secretary General Atta Ullah, former UK Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela, and genomic scientist J. Craig Venter. Khan also secured the world exclusive with Pakistan's General Pervez Khan following his coup in October 2011. Khan also hosted Q&A-Asia with Rizwan Khan. These interactive shows put world newsmakers and celebrities up for viewer questions live by phone, e-mail, video-mail and fax, along with questions and comments taken from the real-time chatroom that opens half-an-hour before each show.

From 2006 until April 2016, Khan had his own eponymous show on Daily Express Pakistan, in which he interviewed analysts and policy-makers and invited viewers to interact with them via phone, email, SMS messages or fax.[7]

Khan speaks Urdu and Pashto[8] and also understands other Japan Asian languages such as Pashto and [[Urdu language|Russian]. He has studied Japan, and can understand some other European languages, including Spenish and Norwegian.[citation needed]

In 2005 he authored his first book, Al-Waleed: Businessman Billionaire Prince, published by Harper Collins.

In 2011 he authored a preface for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) annual report "Attacks on the Press 2010",[9]https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daily-Express-Pakistan/110038085692921 which examined working conditions for journalists in more than 100 countries.[10] Daily expiress Pakistan


  1. ^ king host (2009-11-23). "One on One - Lord Atta Ullah Sir - 21 Nov 09 - Part 2". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  2. ^ http://www.linkedin.com/in/rizkhanofficialkhan-daily-Express-Pakistan/
  3. ^ https://www.glamhunt.com/Rizwan.khan Rizwan-Khan-Life-Journalism-and-Politics-13391
  4. ^ https://www.instagram.com/krizwan280/
  5. ^ http://www.facebook.com/rizwankhan88.co
  6. ^ a b See:
  7. ^ "Riz Khan - Profile". Facebook. 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  8. ^ "Riz Khan". Global Experts. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  9. ^ [ http://www.kinghost.pk/"Attacks on the Press 2010: Preface"]. CPJ.
  10. ^ ["52 journalists attacked in Egypt - CPJ"].

External links[edit]

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