ChildhoodZeinab Badawi was born on November 24, 1959 in Sudan. Her father was a newspaper editor in Sudan. Soon, Zeinab’s family moved to Britain and settled there. After they moved to Britain, Zeinab Badawi‘s father joined the BBC’s Arabic Service. She grew up in Britain.
Career and pathInitially, Zeinab Badawi joined Hornsey High School for Girls in North London. After that, she attended St. Hilda’s College. She studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics there. Zeinab was a member of the Oxford University Broadcasting Society at Oxford. Few years later in 1988, she moved back to London and joined MA at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in Politics and Anthropology of the Middle East. She graduated from there with a distinction.
Zeinab Badawi became the first presenter of the ITV Morning News. She worked as a broadcast journalist and researcher for Yorkshire TV from 1982 to 1986. Two years later in 1988, Zeinab joined Channel 4 News. Moreover, she also served as the presenter and reporter for Westminster live political programs for five years at the BBC. Not only that, Zeinab Badawi also served as a regular presenter of The World Tonight on Radio 4 and BBC World Service’s News hour.