Babita has progressed from regional, business and financial reporting to the Newsday strand on BBC World. She has also developed her career as a writer, documentary producer and presenter and tells her story in The Corner Shop.



Babita Sharma is a BBC News presenter, regularly seen on the BBC’s News Channel, World News, and the show Newsday.

After working in local radio and TV, Babita moved to Dubai to present shows for broadcasters in the region. After returning to the UK and local broadcasting she then moved to the BBC News Channel and BBC World News. Babita has presented the finance programme Your Money, and fronts business reports for BBC News. She has also covered economic and political stories from around the world such as the Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore, the Rio Olympics and the EU Referendum.

Babita’s work has included producing the BBC documentary Booze, Beans & Bhajis: The Story of the Corner shop and writing the accompanying book. She co-presented BBC’s Dangerous Borders: The Story of India & Pakistan and Supermarket Shopping Secrets. Having a particular interest in diversity and mental health, Babita has mentored BAME journalists and has worked with the charity Mind to raise awareness about mental health issues.


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


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Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

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We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


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