Born and raised in South Africa, Imran Garda (@ImranGarda) is a journalist, presenter and award-winning novelist currently living in Istanbul. He is the host of The Newsmakers on TRT World.
With more than a decade of experience, Imran hosts debates, reports the news, writes features and crafts documentaries. He has interviewed world leaders and representatives of state. He has also interviewed non-state actors from groups considered terrorists by many, freedom fighters by others. He has reported from more than a dozen countries on multiple continents, from Sudan to Saudi Arabia, North America to North Korea.
Imran started in television at age 20 in South Africa, working for SuperSport
as a presenter and reporter. He then joined Al Jazeera
in Doha in 2006 as a news anchor, one of the hosts of Inside Story
and then as host of the Royal Television Society-award winning program The Stream
in Washington, DC. Later he was a senior presenter and producer on AJ+
in San Francisco and host of Third Rail
on Al Jazeera America in New York City, before moving to Istanbul.