Asad is currently presenter and reporter on Reporting Scotland, Newsnight Scotland and Radio Scotland’s Newsdrive programme. He has worked extensively as the BBC’s Scotland Correspondent and regularly presents BBC Breakfast News in London and the news on Breakfast with Frost. Asad has worked as a reporter in London for the national news.
Before starting his career at the BBC he was a foreign exchange dealer in London and a researcher at the House of Lords. In 1996 he entered journalism through the BBC Trainee scheme and worked as a reporter/presenter for BBC Midlands Today (based at Pebble Mill, Birmingham) until December 1998. During his time there he was in the team that won the 1998 Royal Television Society News programme of the year and the 1998 Sony Radio Station of the year award. Asad was a finalist in the EMMA awards 2000 for the Best Radio News journalist category. He also spent some time as political reporter before joining BBC Scotland, on attachment, in January 1999.
Asad initially started reporting on Radio Scotland, then went onto reporting/presenting Reporting Scotland bulletins before going onto the main programme.
Because Asad is the first Muslim newsreader and one of the very few Asians in the industry, he enjoys giving regular talks and lectures in order to inform and encourage others from similar backgrounds to enter the profession.
Born 1969, South Kensington, London. Studied in Blackheath, London before spending a year at the University of London and then read Law in Bristol.
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