George Alagiah

TV Show Host

Birthday November 22, 1955

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Colombo, Sri Lanka

DEATH DATE Jul 24, 2023 (67)

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British television journalist known for presenting on BBC News at Six, BBC World News, and BBC News at Ten. In 2010, he became the host and presenter on GMT. In the 2008 New Years Honours, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire, which is a British order of chivalry. 

Before Fame

He spent his childhood in Ghana and moved to England to complete his secondary education at Durham University. He worked at South Magazine and then became the Developing World correspondent at the BBC.


As a foreign correspondent, he covered events like the Rwandan Genocide and the civil wars in Somalia and Sierra Leone. He passed away from cancer at the age of 67. 

Family Life

He married Frances Robathan in 1984 and they had two children.

Associated With

Among his many interviews was one with President Nelson Mandela of South Africa.