Ghida Fakhry

  • International Broadcast Journalist
  • Award-Winning Presenter and News Anchor
  • Columnist
  • Moderator


A passionate journalist, Ghida started her career as a Political Correspondent for a leading UK-based Middle East newspaper before moving into television news. As New York Bureau Chief for Aljazeera, she covered the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and its aftermath. She reported on-location from Iraq and Afghanistan following the US-led invasion in 2003, and conducted in-depth interviews with senior US officials, including Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Ghida Fakhry has also reported extensively from the United Nations in New York, covering the Security Council and annual sessions of the General Assembly. She travelled with Secretary-General Kofi Annan throughout the Middle East and Africa, and conducted several in-depth interviews with him throughout his 10-year tenure. She also interviewed several Heads of State/Government including Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Shimon Peres of Israel, Muammar Qaddafi of Libya and Evo Morales of Bolivia among others.

Since 2015, Ghida Fakhry has been based in NYC. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post and a regular moderator at UN conferences and global forums.



Ghida Fakhry is a versatile and experienced moderator of high-level debates and conferences on a wide range of subjects -- from international relations, peace and security, human rights, to women's empowerment, sustainable development and renewable energy. She combines a sharp journalistic interviewing style with a distinctive ability to challenge speakers and stimulate discussions on important topics. Ghida's on-stage presence, engaging style and expertise enable her to steer debates skillfully and effectively. She is a frequent moderator of high-level events organized by the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, the European Union, Governments and NGOs, with a wide range of policy and opinion makers -- Heads of State/Government, academics, business leaders and civil society activists.


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Ghida has been performing first class job in moderating high level international panels with Heads of State and prominent world leaders on the occasion of the Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations ( UNAOC) during several years . Her knowledge of the international agenda, her involvement in content, her talent as a moderator were recognized and admired by all, and immensely contributed to the quality of the debates. In my capacity as UNAOC coordinator of the Forum, it has always been a delight collaborating with Ghida and I have been impressed by her creative mind, her top professional standards, and her personal commitment.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Ghida Fakhry
  • UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • The Global Compass
  • The Stanley Foundation
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High-Level Panel on the Power of Empowered Women (United Nations, Geneva)
High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment (United Nations, New York)
Wildlife Justice Commission's Public Hearing (Peace Palace, The Hague)
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Ghida Fakhry is an international broadcast journalist with over 20 years experience as a news anchor and correspondent for multiple news organizations. She is a NY-based Contributor to the Huffington Post, writing regularly on US foreign policy and international affairs.

She previously served as Senior News and Programs Presenter for the global channel, Aljazeera English. As one of the network's primary anchors, Ghida was a regular presenter of the flagship program, the Newshour, and the current affairs program, Inside Story. She was also Host of the award-winning documentary program, Witness. As Lead Anchor for AJE's Washington DC broadcast center, she co-anchored the network's 12-hour live coverage of the US presidential elections. She also reported extensively from the UN headquarters in New York and conducted sit-down interviews with the Secretary-General and numerous Heads of State and Government, including Muammar Qaddafi, Hamid Karzai and Shimon Peres among others. She has also reported on-location from Iraq and Afghanistan and interviewed top US officials, including the Secretaries of State and Defense.

Ghida Fakhry is a frequent moderator of high-level conferences and panels organized by the World Bank, the United Nations, NGOs, governments and major corporations on global issues ranging from sustainable development and climate change to human rights, peace and security and women's empowerment. She holds an MA degree in International Relations and an MA degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies. She is fluent in English, French and Arabic and is conversational in Spanish.