Yalda Hakim is an acclaimed Australian Journalist, news presenter, and documentary maker known for her in-depth reporting and interviews with global leaders. She has worked prominently with BBC News and currently presents at Sky News. Her programs, such as “The World with Yalda Hakim,” and her work in war-torn regions have garnered international recognition.

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Yalda Hakim Wiki & Early Life

Yalda Hakim Wiki

Yalda was born on 26th June 1983 (Age: 40 years old), in Kabul, Afghanistan. Amidst the Soviet-Afghan War, her family fled to Pakistan when she was just six months old. In 1986, they migrated to Australia, settling in the Western Sydney suburb of Parramatta, where Hakim spent her formative years.

Full NameYalda Hakim
Nick NameYalda 
ProfessionJournalist, News Presenter, Documentary Maker
Age40 years old
Date of Birth26 June 1983
Zodiac/Sun SignCancer
BirthplaceKabul Afghanistan
Current AddressLondon

Yalda Hakim Husband, Boyfriend, and Relationship

Yalda Hakim with her Husband and Son

Yalda is married to Abed Rashid, an avionics engineer who formerly worked with the Royal Australian Air Force. The couple has one son.

Relationship StatusMarried
Husband/BoyfriendHusband: Abed Rashid

Yalda Hakim Education

Yalda completed her primary education at Parramatta West Public School and attended Macarthur Girls High School. Hakim has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media from Macquarie University and also done Diploma in Journalism from Macleay College, Sydney. 

Later, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism via distance education from Monash University.

SchoolParramatta West Public School
Alma MaterMacquarie University
Highest QualificationBachelor of Arts in Media

Yalda Hakim Career

SBS and Dateline

Hakim’s journalism career started at SBS, Australia, particularly noted for her contributions to the international affairs program, Dateline. Her first assignment took her back to Kabul in 2008, marking the beginning of a series of global assignments.

BBC News

In 2012, Hakim joined BBC News, becoming a key presenter for BBC World News and Newsnight, where she was appreciated for her compelling coverage of significant international events and crises.

Sky News

In July 2023, She transitioned to Sky News as their leading world news presenter. Since January 2024, she has been hosting “The World with Yalda Hakim,” focusing on international affairs.


In 2009 Yalda won the United Nations Media Peace Prize.

Yalda Hakim Net Worth, Salary

Net Worth in Dollars (Approx.)$2 Million
Salary Annually (Approx.)Yet to be updated

Yalda Hakim Height & Weight

Yalda Hakim Height
Height In centimeters: 165 cm
In meters: 1.65 m
In feet & inches: 5 ft 5 inch
Weight55 Kg
121 lbs

Yalda Hakim Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

TwitterTwitter Icon@SkyYaldaHakim
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10 Interesting Facts About Yalda

  1. Yalda Hakim is multilingual, speaking English, Dari, Urdu, Pashto, Hindi, Farsi, and Mandarin.
  2. Recognized as a Young Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2019.
  3. Her reporting has taken her to over 20 countries.
  4. Hakim has a strong advocacy for women’s rights, especially in Afghanistan.
  5. She founded the “Yalda Hakim Foundation for Young Women.”
  6. Her first major report was a return to Kabul in 2008.
  7. She has conducted interviews with numerous global leaders.
  8. Hakim is a noted expert in Middle Eastern politics.
  9. She frequently engages in public speaking on journalism and global affairs.
  10. Yalda Hakim is married to Abed Rashid.


What languages does Yalda Hakim speak?

Yalda Hakim is fluent in 7 different languages such as English, Dari, Urdu, Pashto, Hindi, Farsi, and Mandarin.

Who is the foreign presenter on Sky News?

Yalda Hakim joined Sky News at the end of last year after a decade with the BBC, most recently as a Chief Presenter for the BBC News Channel, where she fronted her flagship program The Daily Global with Yalda Hakim.

What is the ethnicity of Yalda Hakim?

Yalda Hakim’s ethnicity is Afghanistan. She was born in Kabul, Afghanistan on 26th June 1983. Her family migrated from Kabul to Pakistan during the Soviet-Afghan War.

Does Yalda Hakim have children?

Yalda Hakim lives in London with her husband, Abed Rashid, and their four-year-old son.