Tazeen Ahmad is an award-winning TV reporter, presenter and writer. She has worked at a senior level across all the major broadcasters for over 20 years including ITN, NBC, BBC and CHANNEL 4. An investigative reporter for 'Dispatches' on Channel 4, a former foreign-correspondent for NBC News and a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines, Tazeen has reported from dangerous parts of the world, presented live national television and radio, worked undercover, told big breaking stories and gained important exclusives.
Tazeen has a long career in journalism working behind and in front of the camera. She spent the first few years of her career as a researcher and producer before becoming a TV reporter in 1997. In the last 10 years she has specialised in high profile long-form investigative reporting spending several years in news, consumer & factual features before that. She has an impressive track record as a senior journalist & foreign reporter on major primetime programmes and has also been an anchor on many live shows.
From the Observer to the Huffington Post, Mail on Sunday to Red Magazine, Tazeen has written feature, opinion and investigative pieces for a variety of well-known newspapers, magazines and online outlets. Subject matter has ranged from pieces about parenting to the psychology of wellbeing, from emotional intelligence to investigations into criminal sex gangs, reflecting the length, breadth and depth of her professional experience.
'The Check-out Girl', published by Harper Collins, is the story of Tazeen's time working undercover in a supermarket during the recession in 2008-2009. She wanted to tell the story of recession and how it impacted on real people, not just institutions. The idea came to her while paying a hefty bill for her own weekly groceries - the checkouts seemed to her to be where people really felt the pinch. What she uncovered was also a light-hearted social commentary on the way we live today.
TALKS, INTERVIEWS & EVENTS
Tazeen is regularly asked to chair, sit on and moderate events for both for journalism and non-journalistic work. She has chaired panels that can range from big interviews with celebrity speakers like Arianna Huffington, Ruby Wax and Alain De Botton to moderating passionate political debates about Brexit, mental health or modern technology. Most recently she hosted panel discussions about terrorism for The Guardian, the branding of ISIS for Vice and a big conference on modern day loneliness for the Red Cross and The Coop.
Small sample of some of Tazeen's work:
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