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Ms Babita Sharma

Presenter at BBC World News

Profile

Babita Sharma is a presenter for BBC World News and is the main presenter of Newsday, a daily news programme presented live from Singapore and London. Babita got her first break in television in the UK, working as a student for Thames Valley Television and for BBC Radio Wales. She then moved to Dubai to work in TV and radio presentation for the network broadcaster Channel 4. Babita re-joined the BBC in 2002 working at Radio Berkshire and BBC South Today - two regional news services in the UK. In 2004, she joined the team at BBC Spotlight Channel Islands as a video journalist and anchor of their daily evening news programme.

Following a stint presenting for ITV early morning news, Babita returned to BBC News in 2005 as a TV producer for the BBC News Channel. She was chosen to front and launch Your Money, before becoming a regular presenter for the channel's business bulletins.

Babita joined BBC World News as a freelance presenter in 2008 before becoming a permanent part of the presentation team in February 2011.

She has been at the forefront of major global breaking news stories including the Paris attacks, Hong Kong protests, Indian election 2014, the death of Osama bin Laden, the Arab uprisings and the death of Kim Jong Il. She was also part of the BBC team reporting on major events including the Royal Wedding and London 2012 Olympics.

Babita is also a regular presenter on BBC World Service for Outlook, The Conversation and The Fifth Floor.

Babita grew up in Caversham, Berkshire and studied Journalism, Film & Broadcasting at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

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