Anjali Rao is a multi-award-winning journalist, who has spent 18 years in the top tiers of broadcast news and current affairs.
Most recently, she hosted SBS’s flagship international current affairs program, Dateline, across Australia.
Anjali is a regular guest presenter on a number of prime time television and radio shows.
Born to an Indian father and Australian mother, Anjali was raised in Hong Kong
and educated in the United Kingdom, but is now based in Melbourne, Australia.
Anjali spent six years as anchor of CNN International's weekday breakfast show and host of the network's weekly chat show, Talk Asia, both of which air globally to 220 million households.
Earlier, she worked as an anchor at both Sky News and Channel 5 News in London.
Her honest, yet relaxed interview style has made for many revealing conversations with some of the world's highest profile personalities including former US President Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, actors Kevin Spacey and Gwyneth Paltrow, pop star Rihanna, sporting legends Roger Federer and Kobe Bryant, and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld - among countless others.
She has also covered numerous breaking news events, such as the 9/11 attacks, the 2004 Asian tsunami, the death of Pope John Paul II, the 7/7 bombings in London, the 2008 siege of Mumbai, and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan.
Anjali Rao | Saxton SpeakersAnjali Rao is a multi-award-winning journalist, who has spent 18 years in the top tiers of broadcast news and current affairs. Most recently, she hosted SBS’s flagship international current affairs program, Dateline, across Australia.
Anjali Rao On Broadcast & Journalism - The Daily Talk ShowAnjali has spent over 20 years working in the top tiers of television journalism. After working as a presenter and anchor for Sky News and CNN International, Anjali won the top prize in the 2004 Amnesty International Human Rights Press Award and was named Best Current Affairs Presenter at the Asian Television Awards. Anjali also hosted CNN's flagship chat show TalkAsia, speaking with household names such as the Dalai Lama, Rihanna, Bill Clinton, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kevin Spacey, and is a regular guest panellist on The Project and Studio 10.