Mishal Husain

Ruth Crafer

Mishal Husain is one of the presenters of BBC Radio 4’s influential Today programme and the television news on BBC One. In twenty years in journalism she has worked on big international as well as British stories and become known for interviewing, presenting on location and for critically acclaimed documentaries such as ‘Malala – Shot for Going to School’, ‘How Facebook Changed the World’ on social media and the Arab uprisings, Gandhi on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and Britain & Europe: The Immigration Question.  Her work has taken her from Davos to Rohingya refugee camps and from interviewing Prime Ministers to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

She is also the presenter of Radio 4’s monthly From Our Home Correspondent.

Mishal has been named by the Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential people in Britain and won several awards, including Broadcaster of the Year at the 2015 London Press Club Awards and Presenter of the Year at the 2015 Women in Film and TV Awards.

Though born in the UK, she grew up in the Middle East and was later educated at Cambridge University, where she read law. She also has a Master’s in Law from the European University Institute in Florence.

Mishal’s first book THE SKILLS: FROM FIRST JOB TO TOP JOB – WHAT EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO KNOW was published by Fourth Estate in the UK in 2018 and will be published by HarperCollins in the USA in April 2019.

Mishal lives in London with her husband and three sons.