She joined the BBC in 1990 with the French Service, and presented a news programme in French for a couple of years before starting to present Europe Today in the News and Current Affairs department of the World Service. Hers was one of the first non-British voices on air in English.
She moved on to Newshour, the BBC World Service flagship news and current affairs programme. When The World Today started, Liliane became one of the programme's core presenters. In January 2002, she joined the senior management team and became Editor of Programmes at the World Service. She moved on to become Editor, News and Current Affairs in 2006.
Of Lebanese descent, Liliane was born in Lebanon, and educated in France and Switzerland. She is British by adoption and Cuban through her mother. She speaks five languages and has worked as an interpreter in Paris and with the Council for Racial Equality in London.
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