BBC journalist and presenter
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Babita Sharma is a Journalist and Presenter for BBC World News. She has been at the forefront of major global news events including Rio Olympics 2016, the Hong Kong protests, Indian election 2014, the death of Osama bin Laden, the Arab uprisings and the Royal Wedding. Most recently Babita presented World News America in Washington and Newsday in Singapore.
Babita is currently presenting BBC One’s Supermarket Secrets and World’s Most Dangerous Border on BBC Two. She is also the presenter and co-author of Booze, Beans & Bhajis: The history of the Cornershop on BBC Four.
Babita began her journalism career 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 and BBC Spotlight Channel Islands as a video journalist.
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 Your Money, before becoming a regular presenter for the channel’s business bulletins. In 2008 Babita joined BBC World News as a Presenter before the launch of her own programme – Newsday.
For the BBC World Service, Babita regular appears on World Have Your Say, Outlook 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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