Fatima Manji Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Salary, Net Worth, Book, Channel 4

Fatima Manji Biography

Fatima Manji is a Channel 4 News journalist and newsreader in the United Kingdom. In March 2016, Manji became Britain’s first hijab-wearing TV newsreader.


How old is Fatima Manji? – Age

She is 36 years old as of 2021. She was born in 1985 in Peterborough, United Kingdom.

Fatima Manji Parents – Husband

Schlesinger is so personal when it comes to her personal life. She has not revealed the identity of her parents and siblings; She is not known whether she is married, divorced, widowed, engaged, or dating.

Fatima Manji Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Fatima Manji Book – Column

Following the 2016 Nice truck attack, Kelvin MacKenzie wrote a column for The Sun in July 2016 in which he questioned whether it was appropriate for Manji to present the news while wearing a hijab. Manji responded to MacKenzie in a comment piece for the Liverpool Echo, referring to The Sun’s coverage of the Hillsborough disaster, as well as MacKenzie’s contentious and inaccurate front page.

Fatima Manji Photo
Fatima Manji Photo

Soon after the Nice attack, Ofcom received 17 complaints about Manji’s appearance in a hijab on Channel 4 News, but found no basis in the Broadcasting Code, prompting them to investigate further. More than 1,700 complaints were received by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) in response to MacKenzie’s article. IPSO ruled on 19 October 2016 that Kelvin MacKenzie was “entitled” to criticize Manji because “the article did not include a prejudicial or pejorative reference to the complainant on the basis of her religion.” Manji responded to the ruling on BBC Radio 4 Today, objecting to the implied implication “that I am somehow sympathetic to a perpetrator of a terrorist attack” and remarking that “effectively it is now open season on minorities, and Muslims in particular.”

Fatima Manji Career

Manji hosted Britain’s first alternative election debate featuring young leaders on Channel 4 in 2015. Manji was named a finalist for the Royal Television Society’s Young Journalist of the Year award in 2015. Manji was also a finalist in the Broadcast category of the Words by Women Awards, which recognizes female journalists. In 2016, she was named “Media Personality of the Year” at the Asian Media Awards.

She began her career as a BBC trainee, reporting for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and later becoming a reporter and presenter for BBC Look East. During her time at the BBC, she looked into hate crimes against migrants as well as the strain on housing services. She also reported from Sarajevo, Bosnia, for the BBC World Service. Manji joined Channel 4 News as a reporter in 2012 and was promoted to newsreader in March 2016. “Channel 4 News is to be commended for pioneering this move, especially given that only 0.4 percent of British journalists are Muslim,” wrote Remona Aly in an article for The Guardian about Manji wearing a hijab, or headscarf.