Faisal Islam Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, BBC, Awards, Salary

Faisal Islam

Faisal Islam Biography

Faisal Islam is a media personality serving as an economics editor of BBC News. Previously, he was the political editor of Sky News from 2014 to 2019.

Faisal Islam Age

Islam is 45 years old. He celebrates his birthday on 29 May annually. He was brought up in Didsbury, Manchester.

Faisal Islam Height

He is tall in stature but his height is undisclosed.

Faisal Islam Nationality

Islam is British.

Faisal Islam Education

He was educated at Manchester Grammar School, an independent school in Manchester, followed by Trinity College, Cambridge. In 2000, he gained a post-graduate diploma in newspaper journalism from City University in London.

Faisal Islam Family

His parents are Bengali Muslims from West Bengal however there isn’t much information about them and his siblings.

Faisal Islam Wife

Despite being a media personality he has managed to keep his life secret, therefore, it’s not clear whether he is married, dating, or single.

Faisal Islam Kids

There is no information on whether he has kids or not.

Faisal Islam BBC News

Faisal is a British political and economics journalist who is serving as the economics editor of BBC News. He was the political editor of Sky News from 2014 to 2019, and from May 2004 he was a business correspondent and later economics editor of Channel 4 News until June 2014.

He has reported on the ups and downs of the corporate world from government-subsidized arms dealers and failing PFI contracts to how bankers are trading weather. He was named as successor to the long-serving political editor Adam Boulton of Sky News; he took up his new post before the Scottish independence referendum took place in September 2014. Boulton now presents a mid-morning news program, All Out Politics, on the same channel.

In November 2018 it was announced that he would replace Kamal Ahmed as BBC News’s economics editor, effective summer 2019. He was replaced at Sky News in his role as political editor by Beth Rigby, previously the deputy political editor.


Since 2020 Faisal has occasionally presented editions of Newsnight when the show’s regular presenters are unavailable.

Faisal Islam Awards and Nominations

Islam was awarded the Wincott Award in 2000 for Young Financial Journalist of the Year, and shortlisted at the British Press Awards for 2001.

February 2006, he was named Young Journalist of the Year at the Royal Society of Television awards.

January 2007, he was the winner of the year’s Broadcast News Journalism Award at the Workworld Media Awards.

May 2009, he received the Wincott Foundation’s award for Best Television Coverage of a Topical Issue, won particularly for his work on the growing financial problems of the Icelandic banks. The judges said of the report “here was something really new, completely convincing, with a stellar interview and free of many of the visual clich├ęs which characterized too many financial programs.” In 2009, he was awarded the Business Journalist of the Year, as well as the BJOYA award for Best Broadcast Story, and again for his report on the Icelandic banks.

January 2010, he was named Broadcast News Reporter of the Year by the WorkWorld Foundation for 2009, with the judges saying “his excellent writing converts abstract economics to something accessible to all, informing viewers in a compelling and original way.”

January 2015, Faisal was nominated for the Services to Media award at the British Muslim Awards.

In March 2017, he won the Royal Television Society award for the Interview of the Year for his interview with Prime Minister David Cameron.

He won the Asian Achiever’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Media, Arts& Culture in September 2019

Faisal Islam Salary and Net Worth

His annual salary and net worth are under review.

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