Razia Iqbal is a presenter for BBC News. She is one of the main hosts of “Newshour,” the flagship news and current affairs programme on BBC World Service radio, which is broadcast on more than 300 NPR stations in the US and in many other countries around the globe. She also regularly presents “The World Tonight” on the BBC's national network, Radio 4.
She was the BBC's arts correspondent for a decade, during which time she travelled around the world covering arts and culture for television news.
Iqbal has been a journalist with the BBC for nearly three decades. She has worked as a political reporter and as a foreign correspondent in Pakistan and Sri Lanka
Most recently, she covered the 2016 presidential campaign in the United States and the Turkish elections, and travelled in India and Pakistan making programmes for radio and television.
Iqbal was born in Kampala, Uganda, and moved to London as a child.