About Me

Raheela Mahomed is a broadcast journalist, presenter and moderator.

Raheela has more than a decade of experience producing and reporting in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.  She is currently freelancing and living between the United Kingdom and Germany.

When in London, Raheela works at BBC World News producing hard hitting global stories including the war in Ukraine, earthquake in Turkey and protests in Iran.

She is also a regular face on Deutsche Welle, Germany’s English-language news broadcaster in Berlin. As a news anchor, Raheela hosts hourly bulletins and breaking stories. She’s covered major events including the coronavirus pandemic, US withdrawal from Afghanistan, Israel-Palestine conflict, violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, insurgency in Mozambique and Russia-Ukraine war. She also presents DW’s flagship Africa show – DW News Africa, where she interviews key players from the continent.

Raheela previously worked at Al Jazeera English based in Doha from covering a range of stories from the global south. In her role as a senior producer, Raheela produced in-house news packages and reported in the field. She enjoyed a stint as Indonesia correspondent covering anti-government protests, forest fires in Sumatra and unrest in West Papua. She has also reported from Zimbabwe on press freedom and media transparency.

Raheela was also a news anchor on Al Jazeera’s main bulletins, including the flagship Newshour programme. Among the stories she has covered are: US presidential elections; wars in Syria and Iraq; Myanmar refugee crisis and the Gulf diplomatic crisis. Raheela co-presented and produced the NewsGrid – the network’s first on-air and digital interactive show which streamed live across social media platforms. In August 2018, NewsGrid was nominated for an International Emmy Award in the News category.

In her spare time, Raheela is an event host, moderator and keynote speaker. She hosted Sapphire Now – a major industry event for the Technology giant SAP. Other engagements have included an invitation to be a guest speaker for a panel discussion on the ‘Future of Broadcasting’ at the Shoko Festival Hub Unconference in Harare, Zimbabwe.  She was a moderator and conference host for a panel discussion on ‘Digital Transformation’ at Future of Media Leaders Summit in Doha.

Raheela has also worked for CNN International in the newsroom and press office. She took part in special coverage on Egypt’s presidential election, London 2012 Olympics and the Libya crisis. She also helped launch the ‘CNN Freedom Project’, an initiative on tackling human trafficking.

Raheela attended the BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology. She gained a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Westminster and a Master’s degree in International Public Policy from University College London.