Malika Bilal Biography
Malika Bilal is a broadcast journalist, widely known for co-hosting and digital producing the Emmy-nominated news talk show ” The Stream.”
Malika Bilal Early Life & Education
Malika Bilal was born and raised in Chicago, United States. Her primary and secondary education was also held in Chicago. She grew up hearing about All Things Considered and Morning Edition on NPR during the long car drives to and from school along with her parents.
During her early age Malika Bilal was interested in journalism and to fulfill her desire, she enrolled the Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 2002 and graduated from there in 2006. To develop her knowledge of Arabic, she also attended the American University in Cairo and graduated from there in 2005.
Malika Bilal Career
During Malika’s time at American University, Malika used to work as a reporter and copy editor intern for Redeye Chicago in Chicago Tribune Media Group, where she created story ideas at the national and local levels for newspaper cover and inside pages.
Malika reported and wrote news and features on local government, health issues and lifestyles. She worked there from March 2005 to June 2005.
Online Editorial Assistant
Then, Malika joined NPR in Washington D.C. Metro Area in June 2005, where she served as an online editorial assistant. She researched, wrote and produced news and feature packages for npr.org website.
Malika created an exclusive online package for the 60th anniversary of WWII atomic bombings and co-designed, created and edited multimedia material for NPR intern website.
From January 2004 – March 2006, Malika became a part of Medill Magazine in Evanston, Illinois, working as a reporter, alumni relations assistant. She worked as university beat reporter, wrote feature articles on students and faculty. She compiled and edited alumni news updates and coordinated events for members of national press outlets.
Voice of America
On June 2006, Malika Bilal joined Voice of America in Washington D.C. Metro Area, working as an international news writer, where she researched and wrote broadcast news reports for a global audience of 115 million.
Malika Bilal gathered sound, wrote scripts for television and radio broadcasts and website and promoted from intern to employee within three months. She worked there until January 2009.
Northwestern University in Qatar
Malika Bilal also worked ‘discover NU’ workshop lecturer from January 2011 – January 2011, where she taught series of investigative reporting workshops for prospective Northwestern journalism students and introduced use of social networking tools in students’ multi-platform reporting.
In January 2011, Malika Bilal became an editor at Doha Centre for Media Freedom in Doha, Qatar, where she helped lead the team in re-launching defunct regional press freedom organization. Malika Bilal co-designed, researched and wrote material for Centre’s new website, dc4mf.org.
Online Producer & Assistant Editor
From February 2009 to 2012, Malika Bilal served as an online producer and assistant editor at Al Jazeera Media Network in Doha, Qatar, where she determined news agenda, assigned and edited news stories for Al Jazeera English website.
Malika Bilal reported, wrote and produced news and multimedia packages for an international audience and Coordinated and implemented usage of social networking tools to complement news stories.
Malika deployed to cover Egypt’s first post-uprising elections and subsequent violent clashes and deployed as sole web journalist to determine coverage, report on 2010 Hajj pilgrimage. She promoted from producer to assistant editor within a year of joining.
Malika Bilal Current Work
Malika Bilal is currently working as a host and producer at Al Jazeera English since 2012 in Washington D.C. Metro Area. Her main tasks involve engaging and interacting with the show’s audience regarding the discussion that’s happening on the program. Malika Bilal is in charge of controlling the audience’s engagement and asking guests any questions they may have.
Malika Bilal co-host and produce content for “The Stream,” an Emmy-nominated interactive news talk show and connect with diverse audiences on social networks to source stories from around the globe. Malika Bilal facilitates vibrant roundtable discussions and interviews with a panel of guests for a live TV show.
— Malika Bilal (@mmbilal) June 7, 2017
Malika Bilal Personal Life
Being a media personality, Malika Bilal has covered various news, and her professional life is like an open book. Though, when it leads to her personal life Malika Bilal always stays away from the limelight. Being a secretive person, tracking down her personal life has been very difficult.
There is lack information available regarding her secret life whether Malika Bilal is married or dating someone. Her initial relationship is in the perfect shade.
Malika Bilal Net Worth
Malika Bilal is one of the well-established journalists, co-hosting ” The Stream” on Al Jazeera English Channel. Mostly her income source hails from her hosting career and endorsements work. Malika Bilal is active on social networking sites, where she has posted different types of rings and necklace.
Malika Bilal is living a luxurious life and her estimated net worth to be around million.