Mishal Husain Named Broadcaster of the Year
Yet another Pakistan based women has conquered the foreign soil through her massive performance in the field of broadcast. Mishal Husain is a British Pakistani broadcaster and the latest recipient of award for Broadcaster of the Year at the London Press Club. She was competing with other big names of the broadcasting world like Matt Frei from, Alison Holt, the social affairs correspondent of BBC, Tulip Mazumda BBC’s global health reporter.
Husain was born in Northampton, England. Mishal has started her journalistic career in Pakistan where she worked with The News, a leading English newspaper in Pakistan. Her first job was at Bloomberg Television in London from 1996, where she was a producer and sometime presenter. Two years later she joined the BBC in 1998 as a junior producer in the newsroom and for the News 24 channel, and then in the Economics and Business Unit.
Mishal has covered some high profile events in her career where she has proved herself as a fearless and resilient women. She was BBC Washington’s correspondent during the invasion of Iraq, and also reported from Cairo during the Egyptian revolution and China during the Beijing Olympics. She has also reported the death of Benazir Bhutto from Pakistan.
As fearless as she can, she is globally recognized as an influential Muslim women as she was named as the Britain’s Top 50 most powerful Muslim women in 2009.
Wining this award and gaining this much of recognition is an astounding example for Pakistani women particularly those in the field of media and broadcasting where women are getting ample opportunities to show their talent and excel professionally.
She has also reported the death of Benazir Bhutto from Pakistan.