George Alagiah, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Education, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Children

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George Alagiah Biography

George Maxwell Alagiah is a famous Journalist, newsreader, and television news presenter from British. In 2007 3rd December he did join BBC News at Six as a presenter and also was once the main presenter of GMT on BBC World News after its launch in the year 2010 on 1 February.

George Alagiah Age

He was born in the year 1955 on November 22nd. Therefore he is currently at the age of 67 years as of 2022.

George Alagiah Height

He has an average good-looking body by the look of his photos he seems quite tall with a moderate stature. So his body’s estimated height is 5ft and 9 inches

George Alagiah Weight

We currently don’t have the exact body measurement of his weight. However, he has bowel cancer which he seems to believe came as a result of his liking meat.

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George was from a town by the name  Colombo, Ceylon. His parents Therese is his mother while Donald Alagiah the father was an engineer and both his parents were Sri Lankan Tamil. Furthermore, his parents in the year 1961 did shift from their previous town to West Africa in Ghana.


After his parents did move to Ghan they took George to him a primary school name  Christ the King International School. Later went to  St John’s College which was an independent Roman Catholic school in Portsmouth, England. Later on, he went to learn and read politics at Van Mildert College,  Durham University. During his time at Durham, he did write and became an editor for the student newspaper Palatinate.

George Alagiah Career

His early life career took place with South Magazine and his role as a print journalist for seven years. Then in the year 1989, he did join BBC news. Alagiah was a Developing World correspondent, which is in London and he then became the  Southern Africa correspondent in Johannesburg all these were before he became a presenter. Besides, Alagiah did a report on events covering the genocide in Rwanda.

Moreso, he did cover the plight of the Marsh Arabs in southern Iraq and the civil wars in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone  Liberia, and Somalia. Therefore he was one of the leading foreign correspondents on BBC. During the launch of  BBC Four News in 2022, he was its presenter. Later in 2004, he joined Six O’Clock News and he did co-present it with  Sophie Raworth until the year 2005 in October. Starting on the 3rd of 2003 he began to present World News Today on BBC World News and BBC Two which the did rebrand its name to  GMT in the year 2010 and in 2014  he left the program.

George as a specialist in Africa and development in the world did several interviews with prominent people such as  Nelson Mandela,  former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan,  Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and also former Zimbabwe president  Robert Mugabe. From the year 2018 to 2019, he did earn £315,000 to £319,999 as a BBC presenter which was a good success for good work.

George Alagiah Net Worth

His net worth as a journalist for BBC stands at $1.6 million dollars. In case of any changes, we will update you as it comes up.


George Alagiah’s annual salary as a BBC presenter is estimated to be  £ 315,000 to £ 319,000.

George Alagiah Wife

He is a husband to Frances Robathan and she was born in the year 1960. The couple tied the knot in the year 1984 and they have happily lived together to date.


Alagiah together with his lovely wife have two children namely Matthew Alagiah and Adam Alagiah