Mishal Husain

Broadcaster, BBC

Mishal Husain

Mishal Husain presents BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and The Today Debate, and the news on BBC One. She was previously an international news anchor for the BBC, based in Singapore and Washington as well as London, and also worked on location on breaking news assignments. She was the first reporter to have access to the school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2014, and her diverse range of work has seen her travel from refugee camps to royal events, including the recent coronation. 

She joined the BBC as a producer in 1998. In 2015 she was named Broadcaster of the Year at the London Press Club Awards and Presenter of the Year at the Women in Film and TV Awards. 

Her first book was The Skills: How to Win at Work. Broken Threads: My Family From Empire to Independence, her family story, set in India, Pakistan, and the UK, will be published in June.

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