Mishal Husain


Mishal Husain presents the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC News at Ten on Sunday nights on BBC1. In two decades in journalism her work has taken her from refugee camps to international summits and from interviewing prime ministers to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Before joining Radio 4 in 2013 she was one of the main presenters on the international channel BBC World News and her work on location included the London & Beijing Olympics and broadcasting from Pakistan after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007 and the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011.

She has made four critically acclaimed BBC documentaries: on the life of Mahatma Gandhi; on social media and the Arab uprisings; on Malala Yousafzai and on EU immigration to the UK. In 2017 she also hosted a pre-election live debate with seven parties for BBC1.

She has won awards including the London Press Club’s Broadcaster of the Year and Women in Film and TV’s Presenter of the Year. Her book ’The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job, What Every Woman Needs to Know’ was published in the UK in September 2018 and was published in the US in Spring 2019.