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Sharanjit Leyl

BBC World News Presenter & Producer

Sharanjit is an experienced broadcaster with more than 20 years of experience covering international business, finance and politics. She's anchored Asia Business Report and Newsday from the BBC's Singapore studio for sixteen years. Sharanjit has anchored several BBC World News programmes in London, filed reports for radio on the BBC World Service and written for BBC news online.

She's reported for domestic BBC programmes such as Breakfast, the One and Six 'clock news and regularly anchors live on location for on breaking stories in the region.

A Singaporean native, she's presented and produced documentaries on BBC World News including the hour long 'Singapore at 50' and 'Secrets of Singapore', which featured interviews from  former leaders and pioneers who helped make it one of the 20th century's economic success stories.

Noteworthy interviews, many of which she also arranged and produced, include the Prime Ministers of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, the Presidents of the Philippines, East Timor, the World Bank and the IMF, and chief executives and chairpersons from various Fortune 500 companies ranging from Microsoft to Walmart.

Sharanjit is now such a familiar face for viewers in Asia that she is regularly invited to moderate high level debates for the United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF, the ADB and other NGOs. She's been nominated twice in the best presenter category at the Asian TV Awards and was highly commended as best presenter. An episode of Newsday she presented went on to win Best News Programme in 2017.

Sharanjit joined the BBC in 2003 and was previously with Bloomberg TV in Tokyo and Bridge Information Systems financial news service before that. She began her journalist career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1997 after earning her degree in Journalism and English Literature from The University of Maryland College Park (Washington DC) and her Masters degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia.

Event Schedule

14 February 2020
Start Time End Time Session Description
12:45 pm 01:00 pm CLOSING REMARKS
Sharanjit Leyl

BBC World News Presenter & Producer

Capella Singapore

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