Sam Naz is a journalist and broadcaster with more than 13 years of experience. She currently anchors Sky News, where she has covered major stories including the US elections and the EgyptAir plane crash.
Prior to this, Sam was the face of BBC Three’s 60seconds news bulletins and presented the 8pm News Summary on BBC One. During her time at BBC Three, she wrote for the channel’s blog providing context to issues affecting young people such as tuition fees and unemployment. She also co-hosted the live debate show Free Speech and provided online guides on Afghanistan and the Taliban for the award-winning series Our War.
Sam joined the BBC as a news trainee in 2003 and has worked across BBC News output for TV, radio and online, including Newsround, Radio 5 Live, BBC Breakfast and BBC Look East.
She also presented and reported for the entertainment news show E24 on the BBC News Channel covering the big showbiz stories in the UK and around the world.
In 2002, Sam was lucky enough to receive a grant from the George Viner Memorial Fund Trust, which aims to improve the representation of ethnic minorities in the media. She will always be grateful for the help they provided and is proud to be a scholar of the initiative.