28 September 1968 |
|Employer||Al Jazeera English|
- Early Career
Ghosh began her career as a Programme Assistant at Radio Cleveland.
In 1990 she was accepted as BBC News Trainee and worked in various posts at the BBC for the next eight years.
- Al Jazeera English
In July 2006, it was announced that she was to leave ITV News in the run-up to the launch of al-Jazeera's much-delayed English-language service, Al Jazeera English. Ghosh was the opening anchor on the station's launch in Doha on 15 November 2006 and has been with the channel ever since. In addition, she hosted Every Woman, a show focusing on women's issues from around the world, for which she won the Editor's Choice Media Excellence Award from the Association of International Broadcasting.
Ghosh was featured in Qatar's winning 2022 FIFA World cup bid presentation video.
- Early Life
Ghosh was born 1968 in Leeds, though the family moved to the North-East soon afterwards.
Ghosh is married to Simon Torkington, a former BBC News editor, and is the mother of a daughter, Maya.
In 2006, a spoof film was made by Torkington's colleagues, as a tribute to him on the occasion of his leaving the BBC for a new life with Shiulie in Qatar; the video was peppered with references to Shiulie. The BBC film greatly angered the Daily Mail newspaper, a paper which rarely misses an opportunity to be greatly angered by the BBC. The paper felt the film was an abuse of BBC licence payers' money.
Ghosh is a Patron of the charity Build Africa.
- Al-Jazeera says its English-language news channel will launch Nov. 15
- A new channel arrives
- BBC World dropped by Israeli satellite TV
- Dowell, Ben (21 July 2006). "Ghosh to join Al Jazeera". London: Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
- "BBC staff in bad-taste Middle East spoof". Mail Online. 11 September 2006. Retrieved 2008-12-21.