Shiulie defects ITV News to join Al Jazeera

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Shiulie Ghosh has quit ITV News to join Al Jazeera International as anchor at their Doha headquarters.

Shiulie joins a large team of diverse on-screen talent based around the world at the channel�۪s broadcast centres: from Ghida Fakhry and Dave Marash at their Washington DC centre, to Veronica Pedrosa and Teymoor Nabili in Kuala Lumpur through to Felicity Barr and Stephen Cole and at the channel�۪s London broadcast centre.

Speaking on Shiulie�۪s appointment from the channel�۪s headquarters, Director of News, Steve Clark said, ���I am pleased to have Shiulie on board. She brings a wealth of experience in news reporting to the channel and is a great addition to the team.�۝

“I�۪m thrilled to be joining Al Jazeera International and to be part of this exciting television project which will balance the information flow from South to North, bridging cultures for English speakers around the world,�۝ said Shiulie Ghosh.

Shiulie first joined ITV News as a general reporter in January 1998 and later spent three years as Home Affairs Editor of ITV News. Shiulie has covered a wide range of prominent domestic stories for ITV News including the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, the May Day disturbances and the death of the Queen Mother.

Shiulie was born in the UK and spent the early part of her childhood in India with her family. When she was five the family returned to the north-east of England where she was raised and educated. She has a BA (Hons) Law degree from the University of Kent.

Al Jazeera International is looking at launching in September on Sky Digital.

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