Babita Sharma is a British television newsreader on BBC News and BBC World News, presenting the Newsday strand each Monday to Wednesday from London with Rico Hizon in Singapore. She attended the University of Wales and graduated with a degree in Journalism, Film and Broadcasting. After completing her education, Sharma began working with BBC Radio Wales and Thames Valley Television.
She moved to Dubai, working on radio for Channel 4 FM and for Ajman TV where she presented a weekly music programme. She returned to the UK in 2003 and began her BBC career at BBC Radio Berkshire as a travel presenter and producer. She then moved to the newsroom in Southampton, reporting and producing for BBC South Today. In 2007 she moved on to BBC Spotlight Channel Islands working as a video journalist and regular presenter of the evening bulletin.
Sharma transferred to the BBC News Channel in 2008, initially as presenter of the Your Money programme. In early 2009, she assumed the main business role and then moved to the BBC News Channel and BBC World News in her current full-time presenting role. For the BBC World News programme Newsday, which began airing from its new studios on 31 July 2015, Sharma has served as a live anchor from the main Broadcasting Centre in London, while Rico Hizon was assigned the main broadcasting role from Singapore.
Sharma also hosts various ceremonies, such as the Angel Film Awards at the Monaco International Film Festival from 2011 to 2013 and the 2012 Wings of Hope Achievement Award ceremony. She also moderates panel discussion and speaks at conferences, such as the World Travel Market.
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