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Martin Bashir :: Biography

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Martin Bashir's facts

Date of Birth 1963-01-19
Nationality British
Profession Political commentator, journalist, news anchor
Marital Status Married
Married to Deborah Bashir
Education at University of Winchester
Divorce No
Height 5'6"
Religion Christian
Place of Birth Wandsworth, England, United Kingdom

Martin Bashir is a popular name in a media glare. He gained fame due to incredible skills of hosting his shows. The talented journalist, was born on 19 January, 1963 in Wandsworth, England, United Kingdom. He completed his education from state comprehensive Wandsworth School for Boys. Martin joined King Alfred’s College of Higher Education to gain high school degree and later completed graduation from University of Winchester where he studied English and History from the year 1982 to 1985. Bashir belongs to Pakistani ethnicity and he is fluent in Urdu as well as English. Despite of being a Pakistani, he follows Christian religion.

Bashir started his Journalism career by joining BBC network in 1986. He became a part of BBC network from 1986 to 1999. During his work tenure in the network, he runs the programs like ‘Songs of Praise’, ‘Public Eye’ and ‘Panorama’. After serving at BBC, he joined ITV where he worked on special documentary programs. However, he came to notice when he took the interview of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1995. The interview was about her failed marriage to Prince of Wales. Since his popular interview, he has taken many interviews of famous persons. Bashir was appointed by ABC network where he worked as a co-anchor for their current affairs show ‘Nightline’. He started to host the show from 2005. After serving for five years, he left ABC and joined MSNBC. Bashir was hired by the network to work as a political commentator. Besides being a political commentator, he also worked as an occasional substitute anchor for Lawrence O’Donnell. Apart from his hosting jobs, he also appeared in satirical comedy movie ‘Mike Bassett: England Manager’. Bashir also faced serious blame of being unprofessional and biased interviewer after he conducted an interview with Michael Jackson. Michael felt uncomfortable with his questions of drug abuse, child molestation. As a result, Jackson accused Bashir as a yellow journalist. He was blamed that he embarrassed Jackson deliberately to ruin his image. Later he tried to correct the ruin image of Jackson by considering Jackson as a good father. The renowned journalist has faced many criticisms in his life. He was suspended from the ABC News by making rude comments on Asian-American journalists. Besides his journalism career, he also had interest in guitar. On October 26, 2010, Martin released his first reggage album named ‘Bass Lion’.

Significance to his personal life biography, his marital relationship status is married. He got married to Deborah Bashir. From his marital relation, he has three children. Bashir is living luxurious life with his wife and children. Till date, there is no news of divorce between the couple. It looks like he is sharing good bond with his wife. Bashir is full supported by his family in his both good and bad time. His wife didn’t leave her support with Bashir when he was suffering from brain tumor which nearly turned to cancer. Despite of being a part of various controversies, he has been successful to maintain his reputation as a successful journalist in the medial industry.   

The dynamic media personality, Bashir is well known for his charismatic anchoring skills. Bashir has a strong personality with the height of 5 feet 6 inches. He has dedicated all his career working for the various networks. He is able to establish his name in the media world through his incredible hosting skills. Bashir might be getting handsome amount of salary and might have gathered huge amount of net worth from his media career. However, his exact net worth figure is not made available in the public. The talented anchor has a lot more to achieve in his upcoming days. More information about him can be gathered from the wiki and other internet sites. His detailed bio is also available on IMDb. His fans can follow his recent updates and news on his [email protected]