Asad Ahmad: Questions & Answers

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Name?
Asad Ahmad

Age?
36

Where are you from?
London bo and bred.

How did you get started in broadcasting?
BBC Regional News Trainee Scheme.

When was that?
1996

Why News broadcasting?
I love the fact that almost anything could happen at anytime absolutely anywhere. That makes the job unpredictable which in tu saves it from being boring.

Where else would have viewers seen or heard you before?
BBC Breakfast News, BBC News24, BBC Scotland Correspondent, Newsnight Scotland, BBC Birmingham, Radio 4.

What is your Best on-air moment?
Broadcasting from Singapore when London won the 2012 Olympics.

What is your Worst on-air moment?
When everything fell off air whilst presenting BBC London News and then having to fill for the longest 7 minutes of my life!

What would you like to do before your career ends?
Leave the profession whilst still enjoying the job and before getting the chop!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Having a laugh with close friends and whizzing around London on my scooter.

What advice would you give to anyone that would like to get into the broadcasting world?
Be confident about your abilities, be determined so you can take the knock backs, and be humble to keep your ego and vanities in check.

A big thanks to Asad for taking part.

Last updated: Thursday 9 October 2008

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