Desi Anwar Net Worth, Bio, Age, Husband, Career

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Desi Anwar Bio, Wiki

Desi Anwar is an Indonesian news anchor with a career spanning several prominent media outlets. She began her career at RCTI in Jakarta, where she worked from 1990 to 1999.

Subsequently, she transitioned to the digital realm, contributing to the news web portal However, her passion for television news led her back to the screen when she joined Indonesia’s inaugural 24-hour television news network, Metro TV, in 2001.

In 2015, Desi Anwar embarked on a new chapter in her career by becoming a part of CNN Indonesia. Presently, she serves as the host of the popular show “Insight with Desi Anwar.”

Desi Anwar Age

Anwar was born in Bandung, West Java, on December 11, 1962. She is currently 60 years old.

Desi Anwar Height

Her actual height has yet to be revealed, but it will be updated as soon as her body measurements are released.

Desi Anwar  Family

Anwar was raised in Bandung, West Java alongside Dewi Fortuna Anwar (sister) and Sri Desti Anwar (sister).

Desi Anwar Husband

Anwar is a very private person when it comes to her personal details. Thus details of her relationship status are not known to the public. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.

Desi Anwar Education

Anwar possesses a Bachelor of Arts in French and European Studies from the University of Sussex in England, along with a Master of Arts in Indonesian and Malay Studies from the University of London’s SOAS.

In 1999, Anwar held the prestigious Jefferson Fellowship at the East-West Center in Honolulu, USA.

She is proficient in Indonesian, English, and French.

Anwar received recognition for her significant societal contributions and was honored for her accomplishments during the 2013 graduation ceremonies at SOAS, University of London, where she became an Honorary Fellow.

Desi Anwar Career

Anwar holds the position of Director, Senior Anchor, and Correspondent at CNN Indonesia TV, headquartered in Jakarta. She serves as the host of the renowned program “Insight with Desi Anwar,” where she conducts in-depth interviews with prominent public figures, influential newsmakers, celebrities, and decision-makers from both Indonesia and around the world.

She is not only a distinguished television personality but also an accomplished writer. Before her tenure at CNN Indonesia, she served as a Senior Journalist and Talk Show Host at Metro TV in Jakarta. At Metro TV, she hosted the widely acclaimed show “Face2Face with Desi Anwar,” which featured esteemed international figures such as The Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Richard Gere, George Soros, Christine Lagarde, Karen Armstrong, Muhammad Yunus, various heads of governments, and heads of states. In addition to this, Desi also helmed programs like “Tea Time with Desi Anwar,” highlighting Indonesian personalities, as well as “Today’s Dialogue,” “Economic Challenges,” and “Perempuan.”

Anwar embarked on her illustrious career in journalism and the broadcast industry in 1990, commencing with RCTI, Indonesia’s inaugural independent television station. There, she pioneered her role as a TV Reporter, Anchor, and Executive Producer, presenting Indonesia’s prime time news bulletins such as “Seputar Indonesia,” breakfast news program “Nuansa Pagi,” the lunchtime show “Bulletin Siang,” and producing the prime-time current affairs magazine “Liputan Khusus.”

In addition to her television endeavors, Desi Anwar played a pivotal role in co-founding, Indonesia’s very first web portal. Subsequently, she contributed her expertise as a Consultant and Trainer at Metro TV when the station first went on air in 2000.

Furthermore, Anwar showcased her writing talents as a columnist for various prestigious publications, including The Jakarta Globe, Mainichi Shimbun, Tempo English magazine, The Jakarta Post, and the Indonesian Observer. Her multifaceted career has left an indelible mark on Indonesia’s media landscape.


Anwar has served as a columnist for publications such as The Indonesian Observer, Tempo magazine, and The Jakarta Globe. Additionally, she has authored numerous non-fiction books and a collection of short stories.


  • A Simple Life (2014). A collection of musings and anecdotes.
  • Faces & Places (2016). A collection of travel writing.
  • 148 Tips for Life: Everyday Wisdom for a Happy, Healthy and Balanced Life (2016) A self-help book.
  • Being Indonesian (2017). A collection of columns from 1997 to 2007
  • Growing Pain: Five Stories, Five Lives (2018). Five short stories about young people facing struggles in life.
  • Going Offline: Finding yourself in a life full of distractions (2019)

Desi Anwar Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.

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