29 Oct 2006 – Al Jazeera English, the 24-hour English-language news and current affairs channel, announced that award winning news anchor Teymoor Nabili will present its flagship Asia-Pacific current affairs show, 101 East. Earlier this year Teymoor was announced as also being the channel’s principal male news anchor in Kuala Lumpur alongside Veronica Pedrosa formerly of CNN International.
Broadcast from Kuala Lumpur, one of four regional broadcast centres strategically placed around the world in Doha, London and Washington DC, 101 East will be the region’s definitive discussion show for a local and global audience. Topical and authoritative, 101 East will often beat local broadcasters to local stories. From Mongolia to Australia, China to Indonesia, 101 East will report and reflect on major issues from health and wealth, politics and religion.
Teymoor Nabili is winner of “Best News Presenter/Anchor” at the Asian TV Awards in 2005, Teymoor has also received awards from the UK Royal Television Society, for coverage of the Utah Olympic bribery scandal, and from the New York Awards, for reporting on economic development in Malaysia.
Director of News & Programmes at Al Jazeera English, Steve Clark said, “101 East will complement our broad range of programmes to bring viewers around the world the latest on the Asia Pacific region from within, reversing the flow of information with Asia calling the shots. Local viewers will be surprised at the uncensored coverage.”
Speaking on the new programme, Teymoor Nabili said, “I am delighted at being given this additional opportunity. Peering out across the region from Kuala Lumpur’s magnificent Petronas Towers, there’s so much to say, so much to cover. The whole region is underreported, and now we’ll offer a local and global platform in English.’
Teymoor brings 17 years of experience to Al Jazeera English: writing, producing, reporting and anchoring in television, radio and print. He joined Al Jazeera English from CNBC Asia in Singapore, where he has been anchor since 2001. Previous roles include news anchor for BBC Television in London, and anchor for European Business News.
Reporting highlights include covering the September 11th terrorist attack on New York City for Channel 4 News and the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka for CNBC. Interview highlights include the Malaysia Prime Ministers Mahathir Mohammed and Ahmad Abdullah Badawi, Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, Singapore Prime Ministers Goh Chok Tong and Lee Hsien Loong.
As a commissioning house Al Jazeera English’s programmes will include material gathered from freelancers and independent companies all across the globe through a unique commissioning site: www.ajicommissioning.net
About Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English is the world’s first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East.
Broadcasting from within the Middle East, looking outwards, Al Jazeera English will set the news agenda and act as a bridge between cultures.
With unique access as the channel of reference for Middle East events, and broadcast centres strategically placed around the world in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London and Washington DC, Al Jazeera English will balance the information flow from South to North, providing accurate, impartial and objective news for a global audience from a grass roots level, giving voice to different perspectives from under-reported regions around the world.
Al Jazeera English is building on the ground-breaking heritage of its sister Arab-language channel – Al Jazeera, which was responsible for changing the face of news within the Middle East, now extending that fresh perspective from regional to global.
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