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

George Alagiah Biography

George Alagiah is a well-known British journalist, newsreader, and television news presenter. He serves at BBC News at Six as the presenter since December 2007.

Before, Alagiah was the main presenter of GMT on BBC World News since its launch on 1 February 2010. In addition, He served for  BBC One O’Clock News and BBC Nine O’Clock News as the deputy anchor in 1999.

George Alagiah Age

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

George Alagiah Height

Alaigiah is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 7 inches tall (Approx 1.7 m).

George Alagiah Education

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

George Alagiah Family

George was born in Colombo, Ceylon to his hardworking parents namely Donald Alagiah, an engineer, and Therese. In 1961, His parents moved to Ghana in West Africa. In 2004, Alagiah 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 amazing siblings and holds a British nationality.

George Alagiah Wife

He married his beautiful wife called Frances Robathan in 1984. Goerge met his wife at the University of Durham. The duo is parents of two children namely Adam and Matthew and his family lives in Stoke Newington, North London.

George Alagiah Salary

George’s annual salary is $96,570 per year. This is according to BBC News anchors’ and reporters’ salaries.

George Alagiah Net Worth

Alagiah has an approximate net worth of $5 Million.

George Alagiah Career

George spent seven years with South Magazine in print journalism before joining BBC in 1989. He first served in London as a Developing World correspondent, and then a Southern Africa correspondent in Johannesburg before becoming a presenter.

Alaigiah 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 served for BBC Four News from its launch as the presenter in 2002. Later the program was relaunched as The World and then another edition of World News Today.

Alaigiah 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.

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