Faisal Islam Bio, BBC, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Faisal Islam?

British, Journalist and Editor, Faisal Islam, works with BBC where he serves the station as a political and economics journalist. He has been working with the station since 2004.

Faisal Islam
Faisal Islam

Faisal Islam Date of Birth / Age

Islam is approximately 45 years as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available.

Faisal Islam Height

Islam stands at a height of approximately 5  feet and 6 inches tall.

Faisal Islam Parents and Siblings

Islam was born and raised in Didsbury, Manchester. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Faisal Islam Spouse / Wife

Islam has for a long time been keeping details regarding whether or not he is dating private. It is therefore not known whether Islam is married or not but the information will be updated once available.

Faisal Islam Kids / Children

Details regarding whether or not Islam has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Faisal Islam Education

Islam was educated at The Manchester Grammar School, an independent school in Manchester, followed by Trinity College, Cambridge. In 2000, he gained a post-graduate diploma in newspaper journalism from City University in London.

Faisal Islam Career

Islam was formerly an economics correspondent for The Observer newspaper. He became a business correspondent for Channel 4 News in May 2004, later becoming its economics editor, a position he held until 1 June 2014, when he was replaced by Paul Mason, the program’s former culture and media editor.

Islam has reported on the ups and downs of the corporate world from government-subsidized arms dealers and failing PFI contracts to how bankers are trading weather Islam was named as successor to the long-serving political editor Adam Boulton of Sky News; he took up his new post before the Scottish independence referendum took place in September 2014. Boulton then presented a mid-morning news program, All Out Politics, on the same channel.

In November 2018 it was announced that he would replace Kamal Ahmed as BBC News’s economics editor, effective in the summer of 2019. He was replaced at Sky News in his role as political editor by Beth Rigby, previously the deputy political editor.


Islam works with WICZ where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Martine Croxall
  2. Reeta Chakrabarti
  3. Fiona Bruce
  4. Tina Daheley
  5. Victoria Derbyshire
  6. Huw Edwards
  7. Christian Fraser
  8. Joanna Gosling
  9. Jane Hill
  10. Geeta Guru-Murthy
  11. Mishal Husain
  12. Roger Johnson
  13. Stephen Sackur
  14. Lyse Doucet
  15. Yalda Hakim
  16. Ben Brown
  17. Jon Sopel
  18. George Alagiah
  19. Emma Barnett 
  20. Marcella Whittingdale

How Much Does Faisal Islam Earn?

Islam earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Faisal Islam Worth?

As a political and economics journalist., Islam has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

Faisal Islam Award and Nominations

In 2000, Islam was awarded the Wincott Award for Young Financial Journalist of the Year, and shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards for 2001. In February 2006, Islam was named Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Society of Television awards. January 2007, Islam was the winner of the year’s Broadcast News Journalism Award at the Work World Media Awards.

In May 2009, Islam received the Wincott Foundation’s award for Best Television Coverage of a Topical Issue, won particularly for his work on the growing financial problems of the Icelandic banks. The judges said of the report “…here was something really new, completely convincing, with a stellar interview and free of many of the visual clichés which characterized too many financial programs.”  He was awarded the Business Journalist of the Year, as well as the BJOYA award for Best Broadcast Story – again for his report on the Icelandic banks in 2009.

In January 2010, Islam was named Broadcast News Reporter of the Year by the Work World Foundation for 2009, with the judges saying “his excellent writing converts abstract economics to something accessible to all, informing viewers in a compelling and original way.” Islam was nominated for the Services to Media award at the British Muslim Awards in January 2015. In addition, In March 2017, he won the Royal Television Society award for the Interview of the Year for his interview with Prime Minister David Cameron. In September 2019, he won the Asian Achiever’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Media, Arts & Culture.

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