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Name?
Shiulie Ghosh

Age?
38

Where are you from?
I was born in Leeds, my mum’s English, my dad’s Bengali.

How did you get started in broadcasting?
I always knew journalism was the job for me – I started my first school newspaper at the age of 9! When I was 16 I got some work experience at my local BBC radio station. After I graduated I won a place on a BBC news trainee course and never looked back.

When was that?
1989 – well before mobile phones, broadband, internet news and the like!

Why News broadcasting?
Because you get to see world changing events and then share them with other people. The power of picture is a tremendous thing.

Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
BBC Midlands Today, BBC East Midlands Today, CountryFile with John Craven, and Newsroom South East.

What is your Best on-air moment?
Arriving late in Germany to cover the European flood story, driving like crazy to the satellite feed point, slipping into position and putting in my ear piece with just seconds to go….and flawlessly performing live on the 6.30 news as if I’d been there all day!

What is your Worst on-air moment?
Carrying on newscasting as normal during an East Midlands bulletin, while bomb squad officers searched under the desk for an explosive device following an anonymous threat. It was a hoax – thank goodness!

What would you like to do before your career ends?
Win the lottery.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spend time with my family.

What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Be persistant and get as much work experience as you can. An all-round general knowledge of current affairs is a bonus – as is a thick skin. And don’t assume working in telly is glamorous and showbizzy. It’s tough, the hours are long, and unless you’re very lucky, the pay is crap.

A big thanks to Shiulie for taking part.

Updated: Thursday 21 May 2009

ITN newscaster Shiulie Ghosh has signed on with Al Jazeera International. Ghosh presents ITN’s weekend bulletins and some 6.30pm weekday editions. Al Jazeera recently appointed former BBC World Service Trust and Arabic service executive Ibrahim Helal as deputy managing director of news and programmes for…

Shiulie is currently working with Al Jazeera International. Shiulie joined ITV News as a general reporter in January 1998 and since then has covered major events both at home and abroad, including three years as Home Affairs Editor of ITV News. In 2001 she was…

Al Jazeera has 20 branded London taxis which have been attracting tourists and Londoners. The taxis feature some of Al Jazeera English channel’s well-known faces including Sir David Frost, Rageh Omar, Darren Jordan, Lauren Taylor, Stephen Cole, Veronica Pedrosa, Jasim Azzawi, Riz Khan, Ghida Fakhry,…

Al-Jazeera has today launched its new international news channel. Al-Jazeera English, which is broadcast from four dedicated broadcast centres in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC, launched at 1200 GMT. The channel features established names such as Darren Jordon, Shiulie Ghosh, Felicity Barr and…

Al-Jazeera International has announces the appointment of more presenters to its new channel which launches on Wednesday November 14. Nazanine Moshiri, who previously worked as a presenter of ITV’s Morning News, joins the channel’s London broadcast Centre in Knightsbridge as a presenter and reporter. The…