"He first started on the programme in January 2003.
"George also presents World News Today on BBC World News, the BBC's international news channel....
"Alagiah has won several awards including: the Critics Award and the Golden Nymph Award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival (1992); award for Best International Report at the Royal Television Society (1993); commendation from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (1993); Amnesty International's Best TV Journalist award (1994); the One World Broadcasting Trust Award (1994); the James Cameron Memorial Trust Award (1995); and the Bayeux Award for War Reporting (1996)...
"George is on the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
"His first book, A Passage To Africa, was published in September 2001. It won the Madoc Award at the 2002 Hay Literary Festival. A Home From Home, George's second book, was published in 2006. His essay Shaking The Foundations was published by the BBC in its book on the aftermath of September 11.
"George Alagiah was awarded an OBE in The Queen's New Year Honours List in January 2008.
"George was born in Sri Lanka in November 1955.
"His primary education was in Ghana where his parents moved in 1961. He attended secondary school at St John's College in Portsmouth, England, and is a graduate of Durham University." 
Resources and articles
- George Alagiah, BBC, accessed July 20, 2010.