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Husain Husaini

Husain Husaini

Head of Programmes, BBC Asian Network


Husain Husaini is Head of Programmes at BBC Asian Network.

Husain was made Head of Programmes in 2008 and he oversaw the launch of the new daytime schedule in 2009.

In 2006, Husain was appointed Head of News at Asian Network, where he was behind the launch of The Wrap, now known as Asian Network Reports.

Before joining Asian Network, Husain was an Editor at BBC Radio 5 Live, in charge of programmes including the Victoria Derbyshire, Matthew Bannister and Fi Glover shows as well as Up All Night and The Midday News.

He was in charge of 5 Live's output as the July 7 bombers struck in 2005.

He also led the team in New York that made the station's Sony Gold winning breakfast programme after the September 11 attacks in 2001.

Prior to being an editor, Husain worked as a producer and reporter for the network. He reported on a wide range of topics including cricket match fixing in India and South Africa; child slavery in West Africa; and race relations in Leeds.

In 2003, he worked at BBC Radio 4 for six months as the Output Editor on the Today programme.

He also spent a year working at BBC News 24 (now the BBC News channel) as it launched.

Husain began his career at the BBC as a trainee for the BBC World Service in 1992.

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