Speaker / Host
Samira Ahmed is a familiar face to viewers as an experienced presenter and correspondent for 'Channel 4 News', the 'BBC Proms' and Radio 4. Furthermore, Samira is an experienced conference host, a highly skilled facilitator and impressive speaker. She has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad.
About Samira Ahmed
Samira Ahmed is a news correspondent and presenter for ‘BBC News’, ‘BBC World’, ‘BBC One’, ‘Newswatch’ and ‘Newsnight’. She is also a presenter at Deutsche Welle TV in Berlin. Samira has reported extensively on crime, terrorism and the arts and was BBC Los Angeles correspondent. From covering the trial of OJ Simpson to the rise of Islamic radicalism in Britain, or interviewing World War One veterans, her reporting draws on a passion for exploring the human motivations and stories behind the headlines.
Samira Ahmed travelled across the world for her Channel 4 documentary series, ‘Islam Unveiled’ to explore the status of Muslim women. Her arts coverage has focused on her extensive knowledge of cinema, but ranges to the quirky. Samira’s made features on the “real” Godzilla, 60’s graphic designers Robert Brownjohn and Alan Fletcher, and British design icons — the hovercraft and Concorde.
In addition, Samira has lectured on crime reporting, terrorism, Islamic radicalism and feminism at the London School of Economics, Sheffield Hallam University and the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. She read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and has chaired discussions for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Chairing conferences for the Home Office, the Department for International Development, and Transport for London, Samira presented the first ever Civil Service awards. She speaks fluent Hindi/Urdu and German.