Mishal Husain


England, UK


Mishal Husain


Mishal Husain was born in England to Pakistani parents in 1973, and grew up in the Middle East and the U.K. Her interest in journalism was piqued in 1991 while interning at a local English-language Pakistani daily, where she quickly rose to the level of reporter, covering stories in such countries as Pakistan, Russia, Uzbekistan and Georgia. Fluent in Russian, she also taught English in Moscow during her stay in the former Soviet Republic. By 1995, having graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Law and an interest in international law and human rights, Miss Husain entered the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, where she earned her Masters.

Beginning her career in television journalism, Husain went to work for Bloomberg Television. The grace with which she handled her on-air assignments caught the eye of the BBC, and led to her joining the network in 1998 as a producer. Soon after she transfered to the Economics and Business Unit, where she covered various topics relating to the business world. Her first work as a news anchor came in May of 2000, when she hosted the Singapore-based BBC show "Asia Business Report." Moving back to London, she co-anchored "World Business Report" in 2001 with Patrick O'Connell, where her stellar reporting on the September 11th attacks earned her the anchoring gig at "BBC World News" that November, where she remained until the spring of 2004. Miss Husain currently hosts the PBS program "Wide Angle" with James Rubin, and continues her work with the BBC.

Miss Husain lives in London with her husband and young son.

Actor ( 17 credits )

How Facebook Changed the World: The Arab Spring (2011)  Herself (unknown episodes)
The Escape (2009) BBC Journalist
The Underdog Show (2007)  Herself
Children of Men (2006) Newsreader
HARDtalk Extra (2004)  Herself - Host (11 episodes, 2004-2006)
Hard Spell (2004)  Herself - Pronouncer (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Deadline Iraq: Uncensored Stories of the War (2003) Herself - Anchor, BBC
Wide Angle (2002)  Herself - Host (5 episodes, 2003)
BBC News at Ten O'Clock (2000)  Herself - Newsreader (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Breakfast (2000)  Herself - Presenter (3 episodes, 2006)
BBC News 24 (1997)  Markets Reporter / ... (unknown episodes)
BBC World News (1997)  Newsreader (1997-2004; 2005-) (unknown episodes)
BBC Weekend News (1992)  Herself - Newsreader (63 episodes, 2009-2011)
Six O'Clock News (1984)  Herself - Newsreader (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Newsnight (1980)  Presenter (1 episode, 2012)
Mastermind (1972)  Herself - Contestant (1 episode, 2010)
Commonwealth Games (1954)  Herself - Presenter