About Me

Raheela Mahomed is a broadcast journalist, presenter and moderator.

Raheela has more than a decade of experience producing and reporting across Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Currently freelancing in the UK, she contributes to BBC World News, producing impactful global stories such as Russia’s war in Ukraine, the Israel-Gaza conflict, and protests in Iran.

Previously, Raheela was a familiar face on Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s English-language news broadcaster. As a news anchor, she hosted hourly bulletins and covered major events, including the Covid-19 pandemic, the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and violence in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She also presented DW’s flagship Africa program, DW News Africa, interviewing leading figures from the continent.

At Al Jazeera English in Doha, Raheela covered a wide array of stories from the global south. As a senior producer, she produced in-house news packages and reported from the field, including stints as the Indonesia correspondent and reporting from Zimbabwe on press freedom.

Raheela also anchored Al Jazeera’s main news bulletins, covering significant stories such as the US presidential elections, the wars in Syria and Iraq, the Myanmar refugee emergency, and the Gulf diplomatic crisis. She co-presented and produced NewsGrid—the network’s first on-air and digital interactive show, which was nominated for an International Emmy Award in 2018.

In her spare time, Raheela is an event host and moderator. She hosted Sapphire Now, a major industry event for the technology giant SAP. Her other engagements include speaking at the ‘Future of Broadcasting’ panel at the Shoko Festival Hub Unconference in Harare, Zimbabwe, and moderating a discussion on ‘Digital Transformation’ at the Future of Media Leaders Summit in Doha.

Raheela’s career also includes work with CNN International, where she worked in the newsroom and press office. She contributed to special coverage of Egypt’s presidential election, the London 2012 Olympics, and the Libya crisis. She helped launch the ‘CNN Freedom Project’, an initiative aimed at tackling human trafficking.

Raheela holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Westminster and a Master’s degree in International Public Policy from University College London. She is also an alumna of the BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology.