A British newsreader, journalist as well as a TV news presenter George Alagiah had been sole presenter of BBC News at Six since 3rd December of 2007 and he had also been main presenter of the GMT on BBC World News since it got launched on 1st February of 2010. In addition to that, he was also main relief presenter for BBC Ten O’Clock News and he held the role since 2000 when it got launched which made George longest serving presenter of flagship news program.
George is the native of Colombo, Ceylon. He came into this world on 22nd November of the year 1955 which has now made him reach at the age of 60. Although he is known by the name George Alagiah, as a child, he was named as George Maxwell Alagiah. He is the son of Donald Alagiah and Therese. Both of his parents were Sri Lankan Tamil. His parents moved to Ghana in West Africa in 1961 where he went to get his primary education at the Christ the King International School. he then started his secondary school level at St. John’s College which is an independent Roman Catholic School located in Portsmouth, England.
After that, he got enrolled at Van Mildert College, Durham University where he studied politics. While his tenure there, he wrote for and also became editor of student newspaper palatinate and he was also a sabbatical officer of the Durham Students’ Union. From 1982, George had worked on South Magazine until he joined BBC where he was Developing World Correspondent based in London and then the Southern Africa Correspondent in Johannesburg. He then later returned to the original home of his grand-father in Sri-Lanka in 2004.
After seven years in the print journalism with South Magazine, he then joined BBC in 1989. Before going behind studio desk, George was one of leading foreign correspondents of the BBC reporting on events that ranged from genocide in Rwanda, plight of Marsh Arabs in Southern Iraq and Civil Wars in Liberia, Somalia, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. A specialist on Africa and developing world, George has interviewed the popular faces such as Nelson Mandela, former Secretary-General of United Nations Kofi Annan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. Prior to that, he was a patron of Fairtrade Foundation from 2002 till 2009. In 2010, he was given Outstanding Achievement in TV Award at Asian Awards.
Talented Presenter George has already got married. He is married to his wife named Frances Robathan. The pair also has two children together with each other. They have named their kids as Adam and Matthew. Prior to that, it was announced on 17th April of 2014 that George was being treated for the colorectal cancer. Later, on 28th June, he made an announced via his Twitter page that he was making encouraging progress. Finally, on 28th October of next year, he again made an announcement that his treatment was officially over and he would subsequently returned to BBC on 10th November. Besides that, to get more updates and latest news about his biography, he can be followed in his social sites.