Sameena Ali-Khan

News Presenter, ITV / Rising Star Alumni Achievement Award Presenter

Sameena Ali-Khan studied Physiology and Chemistry at the University of Salford, before commencing a media career that saw her return to complete a Masters in TV Features and Documentary Production. She is an award winning television presenter, journalist, newsreader and a published author, who has worked extensively for both the BBC and ITV. She is best known for her current role as one of the main presenters for ITV News Central and as a weekend presenter of the national ITV News.

She presented the ‘Healthy Kitchen Cooking’ show on Sky and was the face of ITV’s special programme that won the coveted best regional news programme category at the National Royal Television Society Awards for 2019. Sameena has won numerous other awards during her career, including three RTS Midlands Best Screen Personality Awards, and in 2015 she was awarded an Alumni Achievement Award by the University. 

She is an enthusiastic supporter of the University of Salford, supporting recruitment and profile-raising activity and hosting a special event at the House of Commons to launch the University’s new Industry Collaboration Strategy and our partnership with Santander Universities. Most recently, Sameena has given her time to sit on the selection committee for the 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards, as a former winner and representative of our graduate community. She is very proud to fly the flag for University of Salford.

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