Kamahl Santamaria Biography
Kamahl Santamaria is a journalist from New Zealand who works as a Principal Presenter for Al Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar. Kamahl presents news and current affairs throughout the channel, including news bulletins, the Newshour, and the Inside Story debate show, and was the regular anchor of the weekly business and economics program Counting the Cost from September 2009 until November 2016.
How old is Kamahl Santamaria? – Age
Kamahl was born on 14 February 1980 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is 41 years as of 2021.
Where did Kamahl Santamaria go to school? – Education
He attended Macleans College and was a member of Kupe House during his secondary studies. He was promoted to House Captain in 1997.
Santamaria Wife – Family
His ancestors were from India, namely the Goa area, where many surnames show a long-standing Portuguese influence.
He is the younger of two siblings.
What is Santamaria Salary?
His salary is unknown.
Santamaria Net Worth
Santamaria’s net worth is estimated to be between $1-$6 million.
Kamahl Santamaria Career
TV 3 (New Zealand)
Kamahl began his journalistic career straight out of high school in 1998, as a news and sports reporter for TV3 in New Zealand. He also moved up to producing nightly sports bulletins, under the influence of veteran New Zealand journalists Tony Ciprian and Angus Gilles. At the end of his time at TV3 in late 2001, Kamahl was selected to cover the Atlantic Rowing Race. He was on his way to Barbados, where the event was due to finish when he was grounded at New York’s JFK Airport following the American Airlines Flight 587 crash in Queens, New York. In the event, this made him the only reporter from New Zealand or Australia to be able to cover the disaster on the ground. Kamahl has remained visible in New Zealand media in recent years, with regular radio slots on RadioLive, NewstalkZB, and RNZ, and articles for The Spinoff. In 2019 and 2020, he was a judge for New Zealand’s Voyager Media Awards.
Sky News (Australia)
After three years working on TV3’s flagship nightly news show 3 News, Kamahl moved to Australia where he established and ran Sky News Australia‘s Melbourne business bureau, from the Docklands Broadcast Centre of Channel Seven Melbourne. He was a reporter, presenter, and producer on the nightly Sky Business Report with David Koch.
Al Jazeera English (Qatar)
In 2004, Kamahl moved to New York and London, and in 2005 was recruited by Al Jazeera English to become a news presenter in Doha, Qatar. As well as presenting multiple news bulletins and programs across the channel, he has also reported for Al Jazeera from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Germany, Dubai, France, the United States, the Philippines, and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Kamahl has been the electoral “number cruncher” for the U.S. Presidential Elections in 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020 and in January 2021, went on to anchor Al Jazeera’s U.S. presidential inauguration coverage from Washington DC.