Shiulie Ghosh

Shiulie Ghosh
Born (1968-09-28) 28 September 1968
Leeds, UK
Residence Doha
Occupation Television journalist
Employer Al Jazeera English
Spouse(s) Simon Torkington

Shiulie Ghosh (Bengali: শিউলি ঘোষ, /ʃjuli ghɔːʃ/, born 28 September 1968) is a television journalist, currently working for Al Jazeera English.[1][2][3]

Shiulie is based at the Al Jazeera English main bureau in Doha in Qatar. She is an anchor on the flagship programme Newshour and also hosts the programme Inside Story.


Early Career

Ghosh began her career as a Programme Assistant at Radio Cleveland.

In 1990 she was accepted as BBC News Trainee and worked in various posts at the BBC for the next eight years.

In 1998 she joined ITV News and in 2001 she was named Best Television News Journalist at the British Telecom Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards (EMMA).

Al Jazeera English

In July 2006, it was announced that she was to leave ITV News in the run-up to the launch of al-Jazeera's much-delayed English-language service, Al Jazeera English.[4] Ghosh was the opening anchor on the station's launch in Doha on 15 November 2006 and has been with the channel ever since. In addition, she hosted Every Woman, a show focusing on women's issues from around the world, for which she won the Editor's Choice Media Excellence Award from the Association of International Broadcasting.

Ghosh was featured in Qatar's winning 2022 FIFA World cup bid presentation video.

Personal life

Early Life

Ghosh was born 1968 in Leeds, though the family moved to the North-East soon afterwards.


She was educated at the Avenue Primary School, in Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, and then at Teesside High School. She graduated from the University of Kent with a degree in law.


Ghosh is married to Simon Torkington, a former BBC News editor, and is the mother of a daughter, Maya.

In 2006, a spoof film was made by Torkington's colleagues, as a tribute to him on the occasion of his leaving the BBC for a new life with Shiulie in Qatar; the video was peppered with references to Shiulie. The BBC film greatly angered the Daily Mail newspaper, a paper which rarely misses an opportunity to be greatly angered by the BBC. The paper felt the film was an abuse of BBC licence payers' money.[5]


Ghosh is a Patron of the charity Build Africa.


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