Kamal Ahmed Biography
Best known for his expert contributions to the Today programme, the Six and Ten O’clock news, Newsnight and documentary programmes on both TV and radio.
Kamal Ahmed is Editorial Director of BBC News, working across news strategy, daily news and planning, analysis, visual journalism and new forms of digital content. He is a member of the Newsgroup Board and the Sounds board.
Between 2016 and 2018, Kamal was Economics Editor for the BBC, leading economics coverage for the corporation.
He joined the BBC in April 2014 as Business Editor from the Telegraph Media Group where he was Executive Business Editor with responsibility for The Sunday Telegraph’s business and economics coverage.
Between 2007 and 2009, Kamal was Group Director, Communications, at the Equality and Human Rights Commission; the regulator charged with upholding and enforcing equality and human rights legislation in Britain. Before joining the Commission in 2007, Kamal was Executive Editor, News, at The Observer. He was a member of the team that developed and re-launched The Observer as a mid-size full colour Sunday, a development that won Newspaper of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2005, the highest award for any newspaper. Between 2000 and 2004, Kamal was Political Editor of The Observer, covering Tony Blair’s premiership.
He has also worked at The Guardian and Scotland on Sunday.
He graduated from Leeds University and lives in Hackney, east London.
His first book, The Life and Times of a Very British Man, was published by Bloomsbury in 2018.
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