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Anjali Rao

Anjali Rao is a multi-award-winning journalist, who has spent 18 years in the top tiers of broadcast news and current affairs. Most recently, she hosted SBS’s flagship international current affairs program, Dateline, across Australia. She is also a regular guest presenter on a number of prime time television and radio shows. Anjali is part of Season 5 of Real Housewives of Melbourne 2020.

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Testimonials for Anjali Rao

Anjali has a tremendous presence and her voice has the ability to engage with the audience, regardless of the content.

Strata Community Australia

 

Anjali is just delightful to work with. She is extremely engaging and her friendly bubbly manner ensures that she maximises the experience for the audience. In being a true professional, Anjali ensures that she is knowledgeable on the topics or speaker in preparation for an event. I think that Australian audiences would benefit greatly from seeing more Anjali’s journalist talents. 

Greater Shepparton City Council

 

We found Anjali to be highly professional, warm and engaging Convention host who immersed herself in the current affairs of our industry to provide a knowledgeable commentary.

eBusiness Media

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Anjali Rao's Biography

Anjali Rao is a multi-award-winning journalist, who has spent 18 years in the top tiers of broadcast news and current affairs. Most recently, she hosted SBS’s flagship international current affairs program, Dateline, across Australia. She is also a regular guest presenter on a number of prime time television and radio shows.

Anjali spent six years as anchor of CNN International's weekday breakfast show and host of the network's weekly chat show, Talk Asia, both of which air globally to 220 million households. Earlier, she worked as an anchor at both Sky News and Channel 5 News in London.

Her honest, yet relaxed interview style has made for many revealing conversations with some of the world's highest profile personalities including former US President Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, actors Kevin Spacey and Gwyneth Paltrow, pop star Rihanna, sporting legends Roger Federer and Kobe Bryant, and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld – among countless others.

She has also covered numerous breaking news events, such as the 9/11 attacks, the 2004 Asian tsunami, the death of Pope John Paul II, the 7/7 bombings in London, the 2008 siege of Mumbai, and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan.

Anjali is part of Season 5 of Real Housewives of Melbourne 2020.

Born to an Indian father and Australian mother, Anjali was raised in Hong Kong, and educated in the United Kingdom, but is now based in Melbourne, Australia.