Rageh Omaar Bio: From Wedding With Wife To Height And Career At BBC
- Date of Birth Jul 19, 1967
- Age 53 Years, 8 Months
- Nationality British
- Birth Place Mogadishu, Somalia
- Profession Journalist
- Relationship Status Married
- Wife/Spouse Georgiana Rose Montgomery-Cuninghame (m. 2000-Present)
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Gay No
- Net Worth Not Disclosed
- Ethnicity/Race Afro-American
- Father Abdullahi Omaar
- Mother Sahra Omaar
- Sister/s Raqiya Omaar
- Brother/s Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar
- High School Cheltenham School
- College Oxford University
- Height/ How Tall? N/A
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Black
- Lesbian No
- Son/s Zachary Omaar, Sami Omaar
- Daughter/s Loula Omaar
Exceptional reporting ability made Rageh Omaar an ideal model for most of the personages; even his personal information assisted as a means of recreation of the people.
The Somalian-native came into the spotlight after joining BBC as Developing World Correspondent. He was immensely cheered by the audience for broadcasting major news stories across the world.
So today, we will reveal all there is to know about Rageh Omaar's personal life along with his bio!
Rageh Omaar's Bio
Rageh Omaar was born to parents Abdullahi Omaar and Sahra Omaar on 19 July 1967 in Mogadishu, Somalia. His Muslim family was originally from Hargeisa. Later, his family moved to Britan and he was raised there along with siblings; Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar and Raqiya Omaar.
For his academic qualification, he attended Cheltenham school and gained an Honours degree in Modern History from Oxford University in 1990. Rageh stands at a perfect height that matches his personality.
Rageh Omar's Career: BBC To ITV Correspondent
Shifting the focus towards his professional life, he is a highly acclaimed journalist.
He developed interests in journalism due to constant traveling far and wide, throughout Africa, the middle east, and Europe with his family, during his teenage, years.
He inflamed his journalistic career in 1990 as a trainee at The Voice newspaper in Brixton and then moved to City Limits magazine. He operated as a broadcast journalist for the World Service and later became a producer and reporter for Newshour from 1994 to 1996.
Besides, he served as a Senior Foreign Correspondent for the BBC before moving to Al Jazeera English in 2007. In January 2013, Omaar would be joined ITV News as a special correspondent. With his outstanding skills and achievement, Then on October 15, Omaar got promoted to Deputy Newscaster of ITV News at 10.
Since September 2017, Omaar presents the ITV Lunchtime News including the ITV Evening News and the ITV News London Lunchtime Bulletin.
As he gained immense height in the broadcasting realm, he received the Emmy Award for the best Media correspondent. Moreover, he is also the recipient of the Arab Media Watch Award 2008.
Apart from reporting and anchoring, he has identified himself as a writer too. More recently he penned the biography book Only Half of Me: Being a Muslim in Britain and told the human story of the Battle for Iraq in his book Revolution Day. The more blessed he is with his career, the similar he is with his relationships in his life
Rageh Omaar's Joyous Married Life Despite Differences In Religion
The journalist, Rageh Omaar is a married man for more than a decade. He tied the wedding knot to Georgiana Rose “Nina” Montgomery-Cunningham, the daughter of Berkshire Baronet in 2000.
The couple started blossoming their romance after they first met each other at Rageh’s cousin wedding in India. Rageh's wife Nina is a therapist by profession, who worked mainly with people having mental health problems.
Omaar, who rarely sheds light on his married life, shares three children named Loula, Sami and Zachary.
Family Time: Rageh enjoys with his three children, Loula, Sami, and Zachary. (Photo: Somalinet.com)
Though Rageh publicly shares his children's picture, he has not flaunted his wife picture to the media yet. Rageh follows Islam whereas Nina is a non-practicing Christian. However, the religion does not seem to be a barrier to their love life and they both want their children to have Islamic and Christian roots.
Moreover, Rageh loves to spend his spare time along with his family. He recently went for family lunch in a restaurant in his birthplace, Lalays in late December 2017.