In-depth interviews with news makers and personalities from around the globe.

HARDtalk - Netflix

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2006-11-30

HARDtalk - Mishal Husain - Netflix

Mishal Husain (Urdu: مشعل حسین‬‎) [məˈʃaːʕɪl ħʊˈseɪn], (sometimes spelt Mishal Hussein) (born 11 February 1973) is a British news presenter for BBC Television and BBC Radio. She is a host on Today, BBC World News and BBC Weekend News. She has hosted HARDtalk and BBC Breakfast. Husain is also a relief presenter of the BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten. She has occasionally presented Newsnight on BBC Two.

HARDtalk - Early life - Netflix

Husain was born in Northampton, England to parents originally from Pakistan. Her grandfather, Syed Shahid Hamid, was a two-star general in the Pakistan army who had served in the British army in World War II, becoming a private Military Secretary of Field Marshal Claude Auchinleck. When she was two, the family moved to the United Arab Emirates, where her father practised as a doctor. Husain attended the British School in Abu Dhabi; the family were also based in Saudi Arabia for a period. Husain returned to England at the age of 12 to continue her education at Cobham Hall, an independent school in Kent. She read law at New Hall, Cambridge, now Murray Edwards College, Cambridge followed by a master's degree in International and Comparative Law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

HARDtalk - References - Netflix