About Riz Khan Show
Now available on Al Jazeera English's LiveStation channel, the Riz Khan show is broadcast live and allows viewers from around the world to question world leaders, newsmakers and celebrities directly via phone, email, SMS, video-mail and fax, and now by participating in the LiveStation chatroom.
Hosted by internationally renowned journalist Riz Khan, the show gives you a voice in setting the news agenda on key issues and trends affecting lives around the globe.
Riz Khan will seek out the widest range of opinion, from leaders in the developing world to the global economic power houses and get them to tackle the issues that are being debated on the streets and in the corridors of power.
The Riz Khan show airs live from Monday to Thursday at 2030GMT and is repeated the following day at the following times GMT: 0030, 0530 and 1400.
Biography: Riz Khan
Riz Khan is a recognised face worldwide following extensive careers with the BBC and CNN prior to joining Al Jazeera.
He was a presenter and reporter at the BBC for eight years and was the first mainstream Asian newsreader for their international network.
He hosted the news bulletin that launched BBC World Service Television News in 1991.
After presenting there for two years he was poached by CNN for their own international channel where he became a senior anchor for the network’s global news shows and special events including the historic live coverage of the Hajj.
In 1996 he launched his interactive interview show on CNN: Q&A with Riz Khan and he has conducted thousands of interviews with guests including the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Former US Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela, to name a few.
Born in 1962 in South Yemen, Riz and his family moved to London when he was four. He attended the University of Wales where he gained an honours degree in Medical Physiology.
He took a course in radio journalism in Portsmouth and joined the BBC News Trainee scheme in 1987.
In 2005 he authored his first book: Al-Waleed: Businessman Billionaire Prince, published by Harper Collins.