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Ayesha Durgahee

Journalist, Broadcaster, & Editorial Host

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From Richard Branson and Arnold Schwarzenegger to Serena Williams and Boris Johnson, award-winning journalist Ayesha Durgahee has interviewed a diverse range of CEOs, politicians, actors and athletes covering business travel and tourism, innovation in design and technology, sustainability and sport.

Durgahee built her reputation as a News Correspondent for CNN International and the Resident Reporter of the network’s flagship feature show CNN Business Traveller. She also co-presented special episodes of the show – going behind the scenes and training as a flight attendant, an airline pilot, and an air traffic controller.

Durgahee also guest presented other shows on CNN such as On the Move: Transport of the Future, Inside Africa from Uganda, and the environmental show The Road to Durban: A Green City Challenge where episodes were filmed in London, Berlin, Istanbul and Johannesburg.

After almost a decade at CNN International, Ayesha moved on to pursue new adventures including hosting a Football talk show on Bloomberg TV covering the top five European leagues and the Fifa World Cup, and for Reuters TV presented feature shows from Goodwood Festival of Speed and from the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

Ayesha is currently a freelance journalist and presenter based in London.

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