Bassel Sabri Joins Alhurra

Egyptian anchor Bassel Sabri joins Alhurra’s Al Youm today, Sept. 18th. He will co-anchor the magazine program with Engy Anwar from Al Youm’s main studios in Dubai.

 “Al Youm is a unique program coming from five countries giving us an opportunity to connect with viewers across the region,” stated Sabri. “This is great team and I am excited to be a part of it.”

 “Exceptionally talented journalists are the cornerstone of Al Youm. Bassel is among those who proved their worth in journalism and I am extremely pleased that he has joined the program,” said Fran Mires, Executive Producer of Al Youm.

Sabri has an extensive journalism background, most notably working for seven years as the editor-in-chief and news anchor for the English-language programs and newscasts on Nile TV International. Within that position, he hosted a variety of political, cultural and social programs including the weekly economic program Mondays. In addition to his duties at Nile TV, Sabri anchored and served as editor of Egyptian TV Channel 1’s primetime newscast The 9 O’Clock News in Arabic from 2008-2011. Prior to joining Alhurra, he was the host of Masr Ennaharda (Egypt Today) on Egypt Channel 2 and the El Masreya satellite channel.

Located in Dubai’s Media City, Al Youm is anchored by Engy Anwar and Bassel Sabri, joined by Mona Wehbi in Beirut, Amr Khalil in Cairo and Eman Haddad in Jerusalem, along with live news updates from Alhurra’s headquarters outside of Washington, D.C.

The show airs Sunday through Thursday from 16:00 to 19:00 GMT throughout the Middle East, North Africa, with the Best of Al Youm airing on Saturdays at 21:00 GMT. Viewers can follow Al Youm on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alyoumshow, watch Al Youm at www.alhurra.com, and follow up to the minute reports on Twitter @alyoum.

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