Reya El-Salahi is an award-winning British news and current affairs presenter, reporter and journalist working in TV, radio, digital media and live events.
As a professionally trained broadcast journalist Reya’s diverse career has ranged from travelling internationally to conflict zones as a documentary filmmaker for the BBC, to contributing to one of the world’s most listened to current affairs radio shows and podcasts This American Life.
Her credits are testament to her wide-ranging skills and experience – from presenting live programmes for Times Radio, to hosting BBC Three’s first current affairs podcast, to launching Channel 4’s first in-house digital first series.
A seasoned live events host and debate panel chair, Reya has fronted and contributed to shows for the Royal Television Society, Southbank Centre’s WOW Women of the World Festival, and one of the capital’s largest events Pride in London, alongside being regularly invited as a guest speaker to universities and colleges across the country.
Reya was awarded the BBC’s annual diversity award in recognition of journalism focusing on under-represented groups in news and current affairs. She was the recipient of a full Bloomberg scholarship for postgraduate studies in Broadcast Journalism. Prior to this she was named one of Britain’s most outstanding graduates (Powerful Media’s Future Leaders list).
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