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Wajahat Saeed Khan Biography | Lifestyle | Journalist | Anchor
Wajahat Saeed Khan Biography: Wajahat Saeed Khan was born in 1978, he is an Emmy award-nominated Pakistani multimedia journalist and Anchor.
He has produced and anchored for Pakistan’s major cable networks, reported for the international networks as well as edited and write for the local, regional, and global publications.
Currently, Wajahat Saeed Khan is reporting & producing from Islamabad, Panjab, Pakistan for NBC News and is the National Security Correspondent for Pakistani News Channel Dunya News, Wajahat also contributes to The Times and India Today.
Currently, Khan is the anchor and editor of the hit primetime Dunya News Show, Mahaaz (The Front).
Wajahat Saeed Khan Family:
He was born in Quetta, Balochistan, to a family of civil servants.
Wajahat Saeed Khan Education:
He was schooled at the Karachi Grammar School, where Khan was selected as the editor of the school magazine the Grammarian, considered Pakistan’s oldest print publication.
Wajahat Saeed Khan majored in Political Science and The History from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor where he reported for and edited Michigan, daily and became the one and only collegiate, journalist to cover the USA invasion of Afghanistan after 9.11.
In the year 2011, the Harvard Kennedy School honored Wajahat Saeed Khan was the first Pakistani fellow at the Shorenstein center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University, at Harvard, Wajahat Saeed Khan authored only of the first studies tracking hate content on Pakistani social media.
Wajahat Saeed Khan Career:
Wajahat Saeed Khan’s broadcast career started soon after his return from college when electronic media was deregulated in Pakistan. In the early year 2000s by the regime of The (retired) General Pervez Musharraf.
Wajahat Saeed Khan joined Pakistan’s largest media house the Jang Group of Newspapers and Geo News as Manager of News Product Development and Strategy before switching to news production.
Khan was at the Geo News, Pakistan’s primary cable news network, from 2003 to 2007.
He then helped launch the Dawn News channel, Pakistan’s first English-based news Channel network.
In the year 2007 where his broadcast career effectively took off with the interview series Show (TalkBack).
Wajahat Saeed Khan also became the first Journalist of Pakistan to produce an investigative – interview series from India for (TalkBack / Eye on India).
Wajahat Saeed Khan also produced the first independent documentary series on the Pakistani Army/military (We Are Soldiers), which was eventually banned by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority because of some information issues.
Some more information about Wajahat Saeed Khan:
Wajahat Saeed Khan remained at The Dawn News till 2010, In the year 2011, Wajahat Saeed Khan was nominated as The Goldsmith Fellow by the Shorenstein center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University as the first only Pakistani, and the youngest fellow at the Shorenstein Center, Wajahat Saeed Khan authored a study.
Wajahat Saeed in Pakistani News Media:
About the rise of militancy and hate content on the social media of Pakistan from 2012 to 2013, Wajahat Saeed Khan switched languages pivoting from English broadcast to The Urdu and conducted the series (Ikhtilaf) – (Opposition), for The Karachi based on AAJ TV Channel.
In the year 2013, Khan joined The Jang Group of Newspapers and Geo News again, but in a new capacity, as the National Security Editor of Pakistani largest electronic-media house.
Khan’s writings at The News/Jang focused on the Pakistani Army/military.
In the year 2015, Khan was appointed the Executive Vice President and Senior Anchorperson at The BOL Network Pakistan for some weeks before resigning due to the Axact scandal.
Wajahat Saeed Khan Mahaaz:
Before joining The Dunya News as the anchorperson and the editor of the groundbreaking and hit field-based series show, (Mahaaz).
In the year 2016 Khan write several opinion pieces in eminent USA Publications such as the Forbes, the Washington Times, the Hill, and The Daily Caller, illustrating the shortcomings.
In USA policy implementation with programs and shows such as USAID and Transparency International.
This has been followed up in the year 2017 with pieces such as those in the Foreign Policy Association highlighting the same concerns.
In July 2018, along with the coverage of Pakistani 10th general elections, Wajahat Saeed Khan completed Two Hundred (200) episodes of the (Mahaaz) series show for long-form investigative pieces, Khan also founded The Bureau of Investigative Reporting, a not for profit reporting.
The collective pursues journalism for the public benefit and covers issues usually not covered by the mainstream and electronic media in Pakistan.
Wajahat Saeed in Internation Media:
He did a short stint for The CNN Channel in the year 2011 to 2012, before moving on to produce and then correspond the Indian Media NBC News Channel from Islamabad, London, Kabul, and Kathmandu.
Khan’s first book titled (Game Changer – Being Shahid Afridi) is slated to come out in 2019, the Game Changer book is being published by Harper Collins and is a biographical account of the life of a famous Pakistani cricketer Boom Boom Shahid Khan Afridi.
Wajahat Saeed Khan Biography:
|Name||Wajahat Saeed Khan|
|Date of Birth||1978|
|Place of Birth||Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan|
|Profession||Journalist, Anchor, Host, Correspondent, and Editor|
|Careers in||Journalist & Anchor|
|Qualification||Masters in Political Science|
|School||Karachi Grammar School|
|Collage||University of Michigan Harvard Kennedy School|