Rageh Omaar is International Affairs Editor of ITV News and presents the channel's flagship News at Ten programme and current affairs programme 'On Assignment'. As a leading international news presenter, he has reported some of the highest profile global events for 15 years. Rageh was a senior BBC foreign correspondent, coming to global prominence as the face of the BBC Television News during the invasion of Iraq and the fall of Baghdad in 2003. During the conflict his reports were syndicated across the United States by ABC News.
He has won numerous international awards including a Peabody Award for his reports for the BBC from Darfur and a BAFTA for the BBC’s coverage of the invasion of Afghanistan in which he was the only western TV journalist to report from inside Taliban-held Kabul.
Rageh has travelled across and reported from regions all over the world, from the Balkans to South Asia, but in particular he has extensive knowledge and experience of the Middle East and Africa where he has lived and worked. He has also made numerous documentaries including the BBC’s landmark series “The Life of Muhammad”. He has written two books; 'Revolution Day' on the invasion of Iraq and 'Only Half of Me', on growing up as a British Muslim.
Educated at the Dragon School, Oxford, Cheltenham Boy’s College and Oxford University, Rageh lives in London with his wife, Nina and three children.
Rageh Omaar trustee term dates
First term: 23 September 2020 - 22 September 2023