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date: 27 November 2022

Alagiah, George Maxwell free

Alagiah, George Maxwell free

OBE 2008

Born 22 Nov. 1955; s of Donald and Therese Alagiah; m 1984, Frances Robathan; two s

presenter, BBC TV News at Six (formerly BBC TV 6 o’clock News), since 2003

Education

St John’s Coll., Southsea; Van Mildert Coll., Durham Univ.

Career

South Magazine, 1982–89; BBC Foreign Affairs Correspondent, 1989–99, Africa Correspondent, 1994–99; News Presenter and journalist, BBC, 1999–2002; presenter, GMT with George Alagiah, 2010. Monte Carlo TV Fest. Award; BAFTA commendation; awards as Journalist of the Year from: Amnesty Internat., 1994; BPG, 1994; James Cameron Meml Trust, 1995; Bayeux Award for War Reporting, 1996

Publications

A Passage to Africa, 2001; (jtly) The Day That Shook the World, 2001; A Home from Home, 2006; The Burning Land (novel), 2019

Recreations

sport, tennis, music, hiking

Address

BBC News Centre, Broadcasting House, Portland Place W1A 1AA