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George Alagiah currently presents the Six O’clock News

Before going into the studio, George was one of the BBC’s leading foreign correspondents, reporting on events ranging from the genocide in Rwanda, the plight of the marsh Arabs in southern Iraq and civil wars in Afghanistan, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

He is a specialist on Africa and has interviewed many famous names around the region including Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

George has won numerous awards including Best International Report at the Royal Television Society in 1993 and Amnesty International’s Best TV Journalist award in 1994. In 2000 he was part of the BBC team which collected a Bafta award for its coverage of the Kosovo conflict.

George Alagiah was born in Sri Lanka in November 1955.

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BBC News presenter George Alagiah has revealed his cancer has returned – just two years after he finished treatment for bowel cancer. “Always knew cancer could come back but still tough dealing with disappointment. Harder for my family,” said George…. Read more

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BBC News presenter George Alagiah has been diagnosed with bowel cancer. In a statement released today, the BBC said “George will be off air for a while as he undergoes treatment. “He is grateful for all the good wishes he… Read more