The name Zeinab Badawi almost needs no introduction. She has been able to live in the hearts of millions of people as an adored and respected journalist. This fifty-eight-year-old veteran is working as a television and radio journalist until today.
Badawi is a Sudanese-British personality who was born in Sudan but moved to Britain with her family at the age of two. Her family’s political inclination is evident from the fact that her grandfather fought against British forces and pioneered women’s education.
Similarly, her father who was a newspaper editor also showed commitment to social reforms. Her family’s influence in her studies is vivid as she majored in politics and anthropology from the University of London.
Then right after completing education, she focused her priority towards building the career. From 1982 to 1986, she became a researcher and broadcast journalist for Yorkshire TV. Then in 1988, she joined Channel 4 News.
She became a part of BBC in 1998. At BBC, she worked as a presenter and reporter for Westminister live political programs for five years. She also worked on BBC radio by being the regular presenter of The World Tonight on Radio 4 and BBC World Service’s Newshour. She has been honored by many awards. One of which is the International TV Personality of the Year in the Annual Media Awards.
In regards to her personal life, she seems to be very private as there is not much information to be found about the details of her life. Some source reveals that she was married once, but the name of her husband is not provided. Sadly, their marriage ended in divorce.
Similarly, it is known from some sources that she gave birth to four children. Among them two were daughters, and the other two were sons. Whether she is single or has married someone is the matter of secrecy too.
Furthermore, her bio reveals that she went to Hornsey High School for Girls in North London for her elementary education. Then she attended Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford.