Ghida Fakhry Biography
Ghida Fakhry is a broadcast journalist, and current affairs program presenter with TRT World as well as a moderator for Doha Debates based in Washington, DC. She is also a contributor to the Huffington Post.
Ghida was a lead anchor for the global news channel Al Jazeera English at its launch in Washington DC. She later was one of the primary anchors at the network’s headquarters in Doha.
Ghida was also the host of Witness, an award-winning documentary program.
Ghida Fakhry Age
Ghida is about 49 years old as of 2019. She was born in 1970.
Ghida Fakhry Education
Ghida pursued a bilingual education, French and English leading up to a French baccalaureate degree.
Later, she completed her undergraduate studies in London and received a Master’s degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
In 1996, she graduated with distinction from the University of London and also received a Master of Arts degree in International Relations.
Ghida is fluent in English, Arabic, and French and is conversational in Spanish.
Ghida Fakhry Career
Ghida started her career as a political correspondent for the London-based daily Asharq Al-Awsat. She later worked as New York Bureau Chief and Columnist covering the annual General Assembly meetings of the UN.
In the year 2000, as New York Correspondent and Bureau Chief for Al Jazeera, Ghida covered the 9/11 attacks. She conducted interviews in Washington D.C. with U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, and the Secretary of State, Colin Powell, as well as several other senior State Department and Pentagon officials.
Ghida also reported on location from Baghdad and Kabul in the summer of 2003 while traveling with Rumsfeld during his first trip to Iraq after the US-led invasion and covered his visit to the Abu Ghraib prison.
Ghida Fakhry Awards
- 2007: Voted as one of four US-based news anchors in Esquire Magazine’s annual ‘Women We Love’
- 2012: George Foster Peabody Award for Aljazeera’s coverage of the Arab Awakening
- 2013: Named among the World’s Most Influential Arabs by Arabia Business Power 500