Imran Garda Biography
Imran Garda is a journalist, broadcaster, and award-winning author from South Africa of Indian origin. He was previously the anchor of Al Jazeera America’s Third Rail program in New York City. Garda has worked for Al Jazeera Media Network’s all-digital video news program located in San Francisco, as a senior presenter and producer. He formerly worked in Doha, Qatar, and Washington, DC for Al Jazeera English. He was also the host of the Emmy-nominated program The Stream.
How old is Imran Garda? – Age
Imran Garda was born on August 7, 1982, in Kagiso, Transvaal Province, South Africa. He is 39 years as of 2021.
Where did Imran Garda go to school? – Education
He has not revealed where he graduated from.
Imran Garda Wife – Family
He has not revealed his relationship status.
What is Imran Garda Salary?
Garda’s salary is under review.
Imran Garda Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be between $1-$6 million.
Imran Garda Career
Garda’s media career began as a sports presenter and reporter for SuperSport in South Africa in 2002. He covered mostly cricket and football. While at Supersport, he was published as a freelance writer on politics, which included a series on Bosnia-Herzegovina ten years after the Yugoslav Wars ended.
With Al Jazeera
Garda worked in two different stints at Al Jazeera. Garda joined Al Jazeera English in 2006 as a sports presenter but was moved to the news during the piloting phase. He anchored the news and Inside Story from Doha, Kuala Lumpur, and Washington DC. He also hosted the award-winning (RTS) The Stream until he left the network in 2012. He reported from the US, Sudan, Turkey, Egypt, Namibia, Bahrain, Lesotho, India, South Africa, and the Hajj in Saudi Arabia. Garda hosted a 13-part series on the aftermath of the War in Gaza-Focus on Gaza and presented the long-form documentaries The Father of the Turks, A Voyage of Life and Death, and India’s Silent War. He also contributed feature articles and blog posts to Aljazeera.com and The Huffington Post. On 7 June 2012, Al Jazeera English announced that Garda would be returning to South Africa. In 2013, Garda returned to the network for the network’s digital channel AJ+ based in San Francisco, California where he specialized in short documentaries, including a special on Black Lives Matter protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. Beginning in 2015, Garda also anchored the news at Al Jazeera America in New York City. On April 16, 2015, it was announced that Garda would host a show on Al Jazeera America called Third Rail, an hour-long, guest-driven debate program focused on under-reported stories and hot-button topics. This entry was posted on July 8, 2010.
TRT World is an abbreviation for TRT World
In October 2015, Garda joined TRT World, Turkish Radio and Television Corporation’s English-language channel, as host of The Newsmakers, an interview and debate program with “in-depth reports and strong, unfiltered debates, examining the people and the stories that are shaping our lives.” This entry was posted on July 8, 2010. In April 2016, Garda and his colleague Jerome Evans were given rare access to make a documentary in North Korea during the Pyongyang Marathon. Garda documented the challenges of doing journalism in the country.
Novel: The Thunder That Roars
In June 2014, Umuzi, an imprint of Penguin Random House, published Garda’s debut novel, The Thunder That Roars. The book was awarded the 2015 Olive Schreiner Prize for prose and optioned for a feature film. A tale of a journalist who embarks on a journey to find a missing family friend and uncovers long-held family secrets and undergoes an inward journey of his own, the book was described by adjudicators as, “South African literature [that] soars above the tortuous apartheid history and redefines globalization.” Reviewer Eric Garland called it, “[A] breathtakingly strong debut novel about the self-discovery and strained relationships of human beings in an era that defies understanding.” It was also long-listed for the Etisalat Prize for Literature. This entry was posted on July 8, 2010.
Garda has interviewed many influential people throughout his career. They include former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, US Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill, former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien, former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, among many others. Garda has interviewed spokespersons and ministers from governments across the world. He has also had the opportunity to interview non-state actors from groups such as Hamas, Somali rebel groups, Chechen rebels, Uganda‘s LRA, and other designated terror groups. He has chaired panels for the World Humanitarian Summit, United Nations Human Rights Council, and Advertising Week.