Lamees Ali Al Hadidi
Ms. El hadidi, a graduate of the American University in Cairo 1987, is considered one of the top TV anchors in Egypt and the Arab World. With over 25 years of experience in journalism and TV shows, Ms. Hadidi is now presenting a two days talk show Cairo Alaan on AL Arabiya Al Hadath that is broadcasted live from Cairo. Her program is considered one of the main current affairs shows in Egypt that hosts top officials and news makers in the Arab World.
Before Alhadath Ms. Hadidi was the top anchor of CBC network and presented the most famous daily talk show (Hona al Asema) for seven years. Ms. Hadidi had a long career on Egypt’s state television and Pan Arab’s like Al Jazeera, Al Arabia, CNBC Arabia networks, before
moving to CBC in 2011. CBC Network is now rated number 2 in popular viewership ratings among Egypt’s channels.
Ms. Hadidi is considered by many one of the main media icons of June 30th revolution, as she opposed, on her daily program, the Ikhwan regime throughout the Presidency of Morsi, and was head of a hit list of media figures during and after Ikhwan rule.
Ms. Hadidi was voted best TV anchor in several mass polls conducted by Al ahram newspaper, Almasry Al Youm independent daily, and Dear Guest Magazine for her TV shows from 2010 to 2015. She was chosen as one of the 50 most powerful African women of 2014 by the renowned French magazine Jeune Afrique.
As well as one of the 100 most influential Arab women in 2015 by Arabian Business magazine, published in Dubai.
’ Ms. Hadidi started her long career in journalism and TV with the American TV network NBC, as an assistant
producer in its Cairo bureau at 1987 . She moved to the New York Times Cairo office as a reporter for 3 years from 1988 – 1991. In 1991 she co-established the first Arab business daily newspaper, Al Alam Al youm, and held the position of Executive chief editor of its weekly edition from 2005-2011.
On television, she joined MBC Arabic network from 1994-99 as its correspondent between Dubai and Cairo, then she moved to Al Jazeera as its Cairo business correspondent from 99-2003. From 2003-2005 she was the Bureau Chief of CNBC Arabia in Cairo. From 2005-2009 Ms. Hadidi was the Senior Business Correspondent of Al Arabia channel in Cairo.
Throughout her long career, Ms. Hadidi has interviewed many regional and International figures; such as: US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton(the first interview in Egypt), former American Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the Managing Director of the IMF Ms. .Christine Lagarde, Federica Mogerini High
Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, British Former Foreign Minister Miliband, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Human Rights lawyer Amal Clooney, Benita Ferrero of the European Commission, Khafier Solana. World Bank former President Robert Zoellick. Denis Ross, Martin Indick, David Welch, political senior columnist Thomas Friedman. In addition to nearly all US ambassadors to Cairo; such as, Margret Scoby, Riccardony and Ann Patterson,
Ms. Hadidi has interviewed many of the regional leaders; such as Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, Hamas leader Khaled Meshal, Lebanese former Prime Minister Saad el Hariri, Tunisian President Bajy el Sebsi, Tunisian Islamic leader el Ghanoushi, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayad, Palestinian foreign minister Ryadh el malky, Sudanese former Prime Minister Sadek el Mahdy,Michel Aoun,President of Lebanon,Samir Geagea the executive chairman of the Lebanese forces, Quila saleh President of the Lybian counsil, Former Iranian Empress Farah pahlavy.
In Egypt, Ms. Hadidi has interviewed all news makers and officials including President Sisi, Egyptian former President Adli Mansour, first interview for Gamal Mubarak in 2006 and Nobel Prize laureate Dr Ahmed Zuwail.
Ms. Hadidi had 35 episodes (70 hours) of interviews with the late veteran Egyptian political writer, Mohamed Hasanain Haikal.
On her various TV shows, Ms. Hadidi had many field trips to Gaza after the Israeli attacks 2008, Lebanon, had a long investigative report on Gamal Mubarak’s wealth in London, as well as businessman Hussain Salem in Spain, as well as covering annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank.
Holding a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the American University in Cairo in 1991, with highest honors, Ms. Hadidi was chosen in 2005 as the first Arab journalist to join the Young Arab leaders of the International Economic forum of Davos. She presented several working papers at the UNESCO and the Davos forum. In addition to taking several courses at Reuters, Tufts University, Christian Science monitor