Journalist and Broadcaster
Sustainable Food Forum Moderator
Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed presents Front Row on Radio 4 and Newswatch on BBC1. She was named British Broadcasting Press Guild audio presenter of the year in 2020. Her acclaimed three-part BBC4 documentary series Art of Persia (2020) was one of the first major Western tv series to be filmed in Iran for 40 years. She was previously a news anchor and correspondent for Channel 4 News, where she won the Stonewall Broadcast of the Year award, and for BBC News, where she covered the OJ Simpson case while LA Correspondent. In April 2023 she uncovered the earliest complete concert recording of the Beatles in Britain, at Stowe School in 1963. Samira is a trustee of the Centre for Women’s Justice and on the advisory board of the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. She is an honorary fellow of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.