George Alagiah BBC News, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Illness, Salary, and Net Worth

George Alagiah Bio | Wiki

George Alagiah is a well-known British newsreader, journalist, and television news presenter. He serves as the presenter of BBC News at Six since December 2007. Before, he was the main presenter of GMT on BBC World News since its launch on 1 February 2010. In addition, he served as the deputy anchor of BBC One O’Clock News and BBC Nine O’Clock News in 1999.

George Alagiah Age

He was born on November 22, 1955, in Colombo, Ceylon. George is 66 years old.

George Alagiah Height

He is a man of average stature. George is 5 ft 7 in tall (Approx 1.7 m).

George Alagiah Family

He was born to his hardworking parents in Colombo, Ceylon. George is the son of Donald Alagiah, an engineer, and Therese. His parents moved to Ghana in West Africa in 1961. In 2004, he turned to his grandfather’s original home in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami to survey the damage. He grew up with his four siblings and holds a British nationality.

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George Alagiah Wife

He married his beautiful wife Frances Robathan in 1984. Goerge met Frances at Durham University. The two are parents of two children, Adam and Matthew ad his family resides in Stoke Newington, North London.

George Alagiah Cancer | Illness

It was announced that Alagiah was being treated for colorectal cancer on April 17, 2014. Further, he noted that his cancer was terminal and could have been caught earlier if the screening program in England, was offered from the age of 60, and in Scotland, at the age of 50 during an interview with Sunday Times in 2018. George reported that cancer had spread to his lungs, liver, and lymph nodes in June 2020.

George Alagiah Education

He attended primary education at Christ the King International School. George later enrolled at St John’s College for his secondary education. He later studied politics at Van Mildert College, Durham University. During his time at Durham, he wrote for and became editor of the student newspaper Palatinate and was a sabbatical officer of the Durham Students’ Union.

George Alagiah BBC News

He spent seven years in print journalism with South Magazine before joining BBC in 1989. He first worked as a Developing World correspondent, based in London, and then a Southern Africa correspondent in Johannesburg before becoming a presenter. George reported on events ranging from the genocide in Rwanda to the plight of the Marsh Arabs in southern Iraq to the civil wars in Afghanistan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Somalia as one of the BBC’s leading foreign correspondents.

Moreover, he worked as the presenter of BBC Four News from its launch in 2002. Later the program was relaunched as The World and then another edition of World News Today. Goerge joined the BBC Six O’Clock News, which he co-presented with Sophie Raworth from January 2003 to October 2005. George has been the sole presenter of the Six O’Clock News since December 3, 2007. Further, he served as the deputy anchor of BBC One O’Clock News and BBC Nine O’Clock News in 1999.

He was a presenter of World News Today on BBC World News and BBC Two. Also, George was formerly a relief presenter on BBC News at Ten, presenting mainly Monday to Thursday when main presenters Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce were unavailable. In addition, he has interviewed Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, and President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

Some of George’s colleagues at BBC News include:

Lucy Hockings – News Presenter and Anchor

Nikki Fox – Disability Correspondent

Karin Giannone – Presenter

Laura Bicker – Seoul Correspondent

Laura Trevelyan – Anchor and Correspondent

Gary O’Donoghue – Political Correspondent

George Alagiah Salary

He receives decent pay working as the presenter of BBC News at Six. George’s net worth is $96,570 annually.

George Alagiah Net Worth

His successful journalism career has been his main source of attaining his fortune. George’s net worth is $2 Million.

Who Is George Alagiah

George is a well-known British newsreader, journalist, and television news presenter. He serves as the presenter of BBC News at Six since December 2007. Before, he was the main presenter of GMT on BBC World News since its launch on 1 February 2010. In addition, he served as the deputy anchor of BBC One O’Clock News and BBC Nine O’Clock News in 1999.

Is George Alagiah Married

George is married his beautiful wife in 1984. Goerge met Frances at Durham University. The two are parents of two children, Adam and Matthew ad his family resides in Stoke Newington, North London.

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