Mishal Husain Bio, Age, BBC, Family, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Salary

Mishal Husain
Mishal Husain

Mishal Husain Biography

Mishal Husain is a British anchor and journalist currently working for BBC Television and BBC Radio. Husain is the main Sunday presenter of the BBC News at Ten and BBC Weekend News as well as the main host of BBC Radio 4’s Today. During her tenure in the station, Mishal has hosted The Andrew Marr Show, HARDtalk, Impact, and BBC Breakfast. In addition, she is a relief presenter of the BBC News at Six.

Mishal attended the British School in Abu Dhabi where her family was based for a period. She later returned to England at the age of 12 and continued her education at Cobham Hall School, an independent school in Kent. Husain pursued law at Murray Edwards College in Cambridge, and later did a master’s degree in International and Comparative Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

Mishal Husain Age

How old is Mishal Husain? Mishal is either 49 or 50 years old as of 2022. She was born in Northampton, England. However, Mishal has not disclosed details about her dates of birth hence it is not when she celebrates her birthday.

Mishal Husain Husband

Husain is married to her husband Meekal Hashmi since July 2003. The couple is blessed with three boys and live happily together in Camden, north London. Their sons are Rafael, and twins Musa and Zaki.

Mishal Husain Height

Husain stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 4 inches.

Mishal Husain Family

Husain is the daughter of Imtiaz Husain and Shama Husain. Her mother was a teacher and former producer for Pakistan Television Corporation, while her father was a consultant urologist surgeon at Bedford Hospital. He has a younger brother named Haider Husain.

Mishal Husain Grandfather

Husain’s grandfather is Syed Shahid Hamid, the first Director-General-Services Intelligence of the Pakistan Army and a 2-star general in the Pakistan Army, and a close associate of President Ayub Khan. Hamid was the first Master General of Ordnance of the Pakistan Army. He has authored several books, most notably Autobiography of a General.

Mishal Husain Career

Mishal began her journalism career at the age of 18 when she worked as a city presenter for the English-language newspaper The News in Islamabad, Pakistan. Then, while at university, she did a variety of internships at the BBC as part of her work experience. Her first job was at Bloomberg TV in London, where she worked as a creator and occasional reporter beginning in 1996.

Two years later, in 1998, she joined the BBC as a junior creator in the newsroom and the News 24 channel, and then in the Economics and Business Unit. After a few months, she played a variety of roles on the daily Breakfast show, Asia Business Report, and as a business news reporter on both BBC World and BBC World News.

She was the corporation’s Washington journalist as of September 2002, serving as the main news presenter during the buildup to the invasion of Iraq and during the war. She has spoken with a number of high-profile individuals, including Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Armigate, Richard Perle, Paul Kagame, and Emmerson Mnangagwa.


On May 8, 2010, she published an autobiographical article in The Independent about a nostalgic trip to the United Arab Emirates. In 2011, she hosted Impact on BBC World News, but in the spring and summer of that year, she was working on a documentary about the Arab Spring that would air in the autumn of that year. She hosts the BBC Weekend News on BBC One on Sunday evenings. Mishal was announced as a member of the cast of the BBC Olympics presenting team on December 2nd, 2011.

She hosted the final News at Ten broadcasts from BBC TV Centre on March 17th. On July 16, 2013, BBC Director-General Lord Hall announced that Mishal would join BBC Radio 4’s Today program as a reporter in the autumn. She continues to anchor the BBC Weekend News on BBC One on Sunday evenings, as well as ceremonies on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel. Mishal hosted her first Today show on October 7, 2013, with John Humphrys as her co-reporter. She was announced as a member of the BBC’s Commonwealth Games Presenting team on November 7th, 2013.


Mishal is also a BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten assistant reporter. She has ceremonially anchored BBC Two’s Newsnight. Mishal was named Broadcaster of the Year at the 2015 London Press Club Awards. Mishal delivered a speech to Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi in 2013. “Kyi lost her cool following a tense interview” during the intense cross-examination. Suu Kyi was said to have muttered, “No one told me I was going to be interviewed by a Muslim.”

The Daily Mail slammed her in 2017 after an interview with then-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the Today Programme on Radio 4, as well as Mishal’s temperance during a BBC election debate in Cambridge. Following the debate, The Mail dubbed her a “spokesman for (Labour leader Jeremy) Corbyn” and described her performance as “lightweight.” Her interview with Johnson was also mentioned in the criticism. She filmed an interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on November 27th.

Mishal Husain’s Net Worth

Husain has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a broadcast journalist.