George Alagiah Bio, BBC, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is George Alagiah?

British, Journalist and Presenter, George Alagiah, works with BBC where he serves the station as a Journalist and Presenter. He has been working with the station since 1989.

George Alagiah
George Alagiah

George Alagiah Date of Birth / Age

Alagiah is approximately 67 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.

George Alagiah Height

Alagiah stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

George Alagiah Parents and Siblings

Alagiah 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.

George Alagiah Spouse / Wife

Alagiah is married to Frances Robathan, whom he met at Durham University

George Alagiah Kids / Children

The couple has two children, Adam and Matthew. They  live in Stoke NewingtonNorth London

George Alagiah Education

Alagiah has not shared his educational background with the public. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

George Alagiah Career

Alagiah joined the BBC in 1989 after seven years in print journalism with South Magazine. Before becoming a presenter, he was Deva eDeva’sng World correspondent, based in London, and then a Soul correspondent in Johannesburg. As one of the BBC’s leading foreign correspondents, he reported on events ranging from the genocide in Rwanda to the plight of the Marsh Arabs in southern Iraq to the civil wars in AfghanistanLiberiaSierra Leone, and,  Somalia.

He was the presenter of BBC Four News from its launch in 2002; the program later relaunched as The World and then another edition of World News Today. In January 2003 he joined the BBC Six O’Clock News, which he co-presented with Sophie Raworth until October 2005, and with Natasha Kaplinsky until October 2007. Since 3 December 2007, he has been the sole presenter of the Six O’Clock News. Before, he had been the deputy anchor of the BBC One O’Clock News and BBC Nine O’Clock News from 1999. Since 3 July 2006, he has presented World News Today on BBC World News and BBC Two, which was rebranded GMT on 1 February 2010. He last appeared on the program014. He was formerly a relief presenter on BBC News at Ten, presenting mainly Monday to Thursday when main presenters Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce were unavailable.

A specialist on Africa and the developing world, Alagiah has interviewed, among others, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan, and P, resident Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. His other documentaries and features include reports on why affirmative action in America is a ‘Lost Cause’, for the Assignment program’s genocidal campaign against the Kurds of northern Iraq for the BBC’s Newsnight program, report on the last reunion of the veterans of Dunkirk.


Alagiah 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. Faisal Islam
  13. Roger Johnson
  14. Stephen Sackur
  15. Lyse Doucet
  16. Yalda Hakim
  17. Ben Brown
  18. Jon Sopel
  19. Emma Barnett 
  20. Marcella Whittingdale

How Much Does George Alagiah Earn?

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

How Much is George Alagiah Worth?

As a Journalist and presenter, Alagiah has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

George Alagiah Health

On 17 April 2014, it was announced that Alagiah was being treated for colorectal cancer. A statement from the BBC said: “He is grateful for all the good wishes he has received thus far and is optimistic for a positive outcome.” On 28 June, Alagiah announced on Twitter that he was making “encouraging progress”. In late October 2015, he announced on Twitter that the treatment was officially over, and he returned to the BBC on 10 November.  In January 2018 it emerged that had returned and would undergo further treatment.

 March 2018, in an interview with The Sunday Times, Alagiah noted that his cancer was terminal and could have been caught earlier if the screening programme in England, which is automatically offered from the age of 60, was the same as that in Scotland, where it is automatically offered from the age of 50. In June 2020 Alagiah said that cancer spread to his lungs, liver, and lymph nodes, but was not at a “chronic” or “terminal” stage. In October 2022, Alagiah announced that his cancer has spread further and he took a break from TV to undergo a new series of treatments.

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