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Maryam Nemazee is a broadcaster and journalist. She has worked in Europe, the US, the Middle East, and Asia.
She covers global news and international politics with a particular focus on the Middle East. This involves in depth coverage of the conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. But also casting a broad editorial scope on future and present-day trends around climate change and technology.
She has been on air for many of the big breaking news stories of the past few years as they unfolded. She anchored open ended coverage of the Paris attacks in 2015, the Notre-Dame Cathedral fire last year, and more recently, the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Maryam Nemazee is currently based in London, news anchoring for Al Jazeera English. Some of her other projects have been in programmes and podcasts; a documentary on the crisis in Venezuela, and an in depth interview on US foreign policy with General David Petraeus.
Previously, Nemazee was a London-based anchor and correspondent with Bloomberg Television. She was at Bloomberg during the peak of the financial crisis hosting the prime time global morning programme. She also worked in New York, Hong Kong, and the Middle East.
Nemazee covered political and economic developments from the field, reporting and anchoring on elections in France and the US, and EU crisis meetings in Brussels. She also attended global events like the G20 summit and the annual World Economic Forum in Davos.
Prior to this, Maryam Nemazee was one of the main anchors with Al Jazeera English based in Doha. She was on air on the very first day of broadcasting by the channel.
She covered news from across the Middle East and Africa, and also spent some time working on location in Lebanon, Malaysia, and field reporting from Washington DC during the election of President Barack Obama.
Maryam Nemazee is a graduate of the University of Durham, and City University in the UK. Her diverse family background encompasses India, Iran, Iraq and Singapore.
I first saw Maryam Nemazee at work during the Davos summit of 2012, where she interviewed three senior leaders with very different backgrounds. What struck me was how she brought in all three into one coherent conversation. Having worked with her on the Shell Powering Progress Together programme for the past two years, I find Maryam comes in well-prepared and knows how to stand up to dominant personalities on stage, while remaining friendly and respectful, thus winning the sympathy of the audience.
VP Communications, Shell