Daljit Dhaliwal is a journalist who currently hosts PBS's Worldfocus, which focuses on international news coverage neglected by mainstream US media.
She first gained attention in the US while anchoring ITN's now-cancelled World News for Public Television from London, seen on various PBS affiliates. Daljit Fever swept the nation, with appearances in magazines and on Letterman. After that she co-anchored Your World Today on CNN International from Atlanta and hosted the weekend edition of World Report. She then hosted the PBS documentary series Wide Angle and did interviews on Foreign Exchange with Daljit Dhaliwal, a weekly, half-hour international affairs series until the show ended in October 2009.
She has also done occasional presentations for the Channel Four News in the UK, has guest-hosted on NPR's On The Media, and had reported from New York for BBC World News.
She was born in London, her parents having emigrated from India, and is the oldest of four siblings. She has a degree in philosophy and history from Polytechnic of East London (now the University of East London) and a masters in politics, history, and economics from the University of London. Starting as a reporter at the BBC in 1990, covering Northern Ireland, she went on to work at ITN in 1995.
Her birthday is somewhere between early August and October, 1962 (if anyone knows and can confirm the exact date, please email me -- we need to know when to celebrate!) She is 5'2" tall. She was married to American journalist Lee Patrick Sullivan for two years, but they have since divorced. She is currently based in New York.
Appearances of, and news pertaining to, Daljit Dhaliwal.
"This is a wonderful opportunity. In a very short-time Worldfocus has become the program to watch for in-depth international news stories showcasing a diverse group of voices through a diverse group of guests. I'm excited to play a more central role in anchoring this newscast as it grows both on-air and online with a more interactive website coming soon. I look forward to working with the entire Worldfocus team."
Azimuth Media and Oregon Public Broadcasting are proud to present a unique weekly series for Public Television, FOREIGN EXCHANGE with Daljit Dhaliwal.
Foreign Exchange is a weekly, half-hour international affairs series, hosted by acclaimed global journalist Daljit Dhaliwal. The series probes the global questions of the moment from a profound, new perspective. Join Daljit in conversations with international newsmakers, politicians, diplomats, and journalists, as she examines America's role in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.
Here's their Daljit bio, a broadcast schedule, and their archives in case it's not on in your area. Also, for all of you constantly emailing me asking to get in contact with Daljit, there's good news in their FAQ (the second of the only three questions they are frequently asked, apparently):
Will Daljit get the email that I send?
ANSWER: Yes. All the email that is sent to the show is forwarded to Daljit.
With her defection to Oregon Public Broadcasting, the Republic of Cascadia will be unstoppable!
Also, be sure to tune in for the season premiere of Wide Angle on Tuesday, July 3 at 9pm. The film, titled The People's Court, is about the legal system in China. Daljit's end interview will be with a "foreign policy expert to examine the global implications of China's legal reforms and connect the dots for American viewers".
2:30 pm-3:30 pm
iEARN's PEARL World Youth News Project: The Student World View
Daljit Dhaliwal and the PEARL World Youth Reporters (iEARN)
The PEARL Reporters are young people from around the world who are reporting their news stories onto the Daniel Pearl World Youth News Service. Reporters attending the Celebration will come from Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Cameroon, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, and the U.S.
If you know of any upcoming appearances, projects, or unreported news involving Daljit, please email me.
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