George Alagiah

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Date of Birth November 22, 1955
Place of Birth Colombo, Sri Lanka
Age 64 years old
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George Alagiah

George Maxwell Alagiah is a British newsreader, journalist and television news presenter. Since 3 December 2007, he has been the presenter of the BBC News at Six and has also been the main presenter of GMT on BBC World News since its launch on 1 February 2010. He is also the main relief presenter for the BBC Ten O'Clock News and has held this role since its launch in 2000, making him the longest serving presenter of the flagship news programme.

Born: George Maxwell Alagiah, November 22, 1955, Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)
Alma mater: Van Mildert College, University of Durham
Occupation: Journalist, News presenter, newsreader, author
Employer: BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
Notable credit(s): BBC News at Six, GMT (TV series), World News Today, BBC News (TV channel), BBC World News
Children: Adam, Matthew
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About George Alagiah

British television journalist known for presenting on BBC News at Six, BBC World News, and BBC News at Ten. Since 2010 he has been the host and presenter on GMT.

Before Fame

He spent his childhood in Ghana and moved to England to complete his secondary education at Durham University. He worked at South Magazine and then became the Developing World correspondent at the BBC.


As a foreign correspondent, he covered events like the Rwandan Genocide and the civil wars in Somalia and Sierra Leone.

Family Life

He married Frances Robathan in 1984 and they had two children.


Among his many interviews was one with President Nelson Mandela of South Africa.

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Latest information about George Alagiah updated on October 30, 2020.

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