Razia Iqbal is a presenter for BBC News: she is one of the main hosts of Newshour, the flagship news and current affairs programme on BBC World Service radio. She also regularly presents The World Tonight on the BBC's national network, Radio 4. She was the BBC's arts correspondent for a decade, during which she travelled around the world covering arts and culture for television news. She presented the BBC's Talking Books programme on television and has presented various arts programmes on Radio 4. She has been a journalist with the BBC for nearly three decades. She has worked as a political reporter, and as a foreign correspondent in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.