Babita Sharma Bio, Wiki
Babita Sharma is a British journalist working as a BBC News presenter, documentarian and award-winning author. She is also a television newsreader on BBC World News, presenting the Newsday strand each Monday to Wednesday from London with Rico Hizon in Singapore.
Babita Sharma Age
She was born on April 23, 1977 in the United Kingdom. She is 44 years old as of 2021.
Babita Sharma Height
She boasts of a height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Babita Sharma Family
Sharma was raised up in Reading, Berkshire by her parents, where they lived above a number of corner shops around Reading and Caversham owned by her mother and father.
Her father was born in Sialkot, now located in Pakistan and was forced to move to Delhi along with his parents at the age of four when the India-Pakistan partition took place in 1947. Although they thought the violence would end once they reached Delhi, more conflicts soon followed in Delhi as the war between the Hindu and Muslim continued even in India’s capital.
Currently her parents live in England where they run a retail shop. On July 29, 2021 her father turned 80 years old.
Babita Sharma Husband and Daughter
She is married to Adam, an Irish man. The couple live in the London Borough of Richmond. In 2019, they welcomed a baby girl.
Babita Sharma BBC
Sharma is a BBC News presenter, documentarian and award-winning author.
During her tenure she has covered stories including the Covid-19 pandemic, Hong Kong protests, Brexit, Trump-Kim Summit, EU referendum, Royal Wedding Harry & Meghan, Rio 2016 and London 2012 Olympics and the award-winning BBC 100 Women series.
Sharma began her career at BBC Radio Wales and Thames Valley Television. Later on she moved to Dubai, working for Channel 4 FM and Ajman TV. At Ajman TV she presented a weekly music programme. She returned to the UK in 2003 and began her BBC career at BBC Radio Berkshire as a travel presenter and producer.
Babita then moved to the newsroom in Southampton, reporting and producing for BBC South Today. In 2007 she moved on to BBC Spotlight Channel Islands working as a video journalist and regular presenter of the evening bulletin.
Sharma transferred to the BBC News Channel in 2008, initially as presenter of the Your Money programme. In early 2009, she assumed the main business role and then moved to the BBC News Channel and BBC World News in her current full-time presenting role. For the BBC World News programme Newsday, which began airing from its new studios on 31 July 2015, Sharma has served as live anchor from the main Broadcasting Centre in London, while Rico Hizon was assigned the main broadcasting role from Singapore.
Babita Sharma Documentaries
She has presented several television documentaries including;
- Supermarket Secrets- BBC One.
- Booze, Beans & Bhajis: The Story of the Corner shop- BBC Four, BBC News Channel and BBC World News.
- Dangerous Borders: The Story of India and Pakistan – BBC Two
- Her landmark series ‘Dangerous Borders: The Story of India & Pakistan’, took her to the India/Pakistan border 70 years after partition. Here she followed in the footsteps of her family who were directly affected at the time of partition.
Babita Sharma Book
Babita is the author of The Corner Shop published by Two Roads (2019/2020). The book charts the social history of this unsung hero of British life. The Corner Shop received a Business Book Award in 2020 for being ‘An Exceptional Book That Promotes Diversity’.
Currently, she is writing another book. She shared the news on her Twitter account.
Babita Sharma Education
In 1998, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Film and Broadcasting from the University of Wales.
Babita Sharma Salary
Her annual salary is estimated to range between $ 100,000 – $ 500,000.
Babita Sharma Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.