Trail-blazing British Pakistani TV and Radio presenter Mishal Hussain has won ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ at the London Press Club Awards.
Husain, 42, beat out stiff competition from the BBC’s global health reporter Tulip Mazumdar, the Beeb’s Social Affairs correspondent Alison Holt and Channel 4 News’ Matt Frei.
Husain is known for presenting the BBC’s Ten o’clock news as well as programmes across BBC World. In 2013, she became the first Asian and first Muslim to present BBC 4’s venerable Today programme.
Most recently, Husain reported from Lahore in the aftermath of Taliban massacre at a school in the city.
The London Press Club awards traditionally hands out accolades for print journalists – Husain was the winner of the event’s only broadcast award.
The Daily Mirror and The Mail on Sunday won the newspaper of the year awards.
The Sunday Times insight team won scoop of the year for its expose into corruption at the football governing body FIFA.
Theatre impressario Andrew Lloyd-Webber was named Londoner of the year award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to West End theatre.