Biography

Ghida Fakhry is an international broadcast journalist with over 20 years experience as a reporter, news anchor, columnist/opinion writer and moderator. At the launch of Aljazeera English in 2006, she served as a Lead Anchor for the Washington D.C. broadcast center.* She anchored the daily prime time 'Newshour' and was a regular contributor to the interview program 'Talk to Aljazeera'. In November 2008, she co-anchored for 12 hours the channel's live coverage of the US presidential election from Washington D.C. She moved to the channel's Doha headquarters in 2010 as senior News and Programs Presenter. She hosted the award-winning program 'Witness' and was a regular presenter of the current affairs program 'Inside Story'.

A passionate journalist, Ghida started her career as a Political Correspondent for a leading UK-based Middle East newspaper before moving into television news. As New York Bureau Chief for Aljazeera, she covered the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and its aftermath. She reported on-location from Iraq and Afghanistan following the US-led invasion in 2003, and conducted in-depth interviews with senior US officials, including Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Ghida Fakhry has also reported extensively from the United Nations in New York, covering the Security Council and annual sessions of the General Assembly. She travelled with Secretary-General Kofi Annan throughout the Middle East and Africa, and conducted several in-depth interviews with him throughout his 10-year tenure. She also interviewed several Heads of State/Government including Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Shimon Perez of Israel, Muammar Qaddafi of Libya and Evo Morales of Bolivia among others.

Since 2015, Ghida Fakhry has been based in NYC. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post and a regular moderator at UN conferences and global forums. For more information click here.

*Link to the Daily Show's behind-the-scenes look at the launch of AJE