Shihab Rattansi

Inside Biography

Shihab Rattansi is an experienced television broadcaster who is currently serving Al Jazeera English. He has been active in the broadcasting profession since 2000. Prior to working at Al Jazeera, Shihab served CNN for eight good years. He is also known for being the brother of broadcaster Afshin Rattansi. Born in the United Kingdom, Shihab Rattansi’s career land has been the United States. He lives in Washington, D.C.


Shihab Rattansi is currently serving Al Jazeera being based in Washington D.C. presenting news and conducting interviews in the program Newshour. He has 16 years of experience in journalism. He was the primary presenter on the program Inside Story Americas from 2011-2013. Prior to working at Al Jazeera English, Shihab served CNN for eight years as an anchor based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the anchor of World News, Insight, Your World Today, Global Challenges, CNN Today and World News Asia.

With CNN, Shihab Rattansi presented the breaking news stories of the capture of Saddam Hussein, 2004 Tsunami, 2005 London bombings, the death of John Paul II and many others. He served Channel NewsAsia based in Singapore covering Indonesia’s turmoil involving the fall of Suharto.

Awards and Achievements

For his outstanding presentation, Shihab Rattansi has been awarded Native American Journalists Association’s TV Best News Story and TV Best Feature Story. Shihab Rattansi was also the winner of 2006 Alfred I. du Pont-Columbia University Award.

Net Worth

It is not disclosed how much Shihab Rattansi earns in a year and how much is his estimated net worth but being an active news presenter and involved in various works, it is believed Shihab Rattansi’s annual salary and estimated net worth to be very high.

Family Life

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Shihab Rattansi is of Indian descent. His grandparents were from India but his parents are from Kenya. His grandparents founded Rattansi Educational Trust in Kenya to help Kenyan in their higher education. His father is an emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College, London. It is where; Shihab also got his degree in art history. His brother Afshin Rattansi is also a broadcaster who worked for CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC, and Bloomberg.

Looking at Shihab’s early life, it can be said he grew up in a financially healthy family and his uprising was not difficult. Moving on to the relationship and marital status of Shihab, it is difficult to mention as there is no information from any source whatsoever.  It is not known whether he is married or divorced from his wife or is single by any means which has brought the curiosity on his sexuality as well. It was speculated if he is a gay. Shihab Rattansi’s personal life is in complete shade.

Social Media Profile

With the twitter handle of @shihab-rattansi, Shihab is active on Twitter since February 2009.  He also has a LinkedIn account. Shihab is not a regular user of social sites.  A short biography on Shihab Rattansi is available on Wikipedia. 

by Bchrome, 04 Jan, 2017

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