It means I'll be moving to Qatar where the network's global headquaters are. I'm really excited about the job and the opportunity. I've always held Al Jazeera in high esteem because of the quality of their news coverage. It is the voice of the global south, with it being the largest English language broadcaster outside of Europe and America. Its values mean it reports from places where other stations may have lost interest or are scared to go.
But there's also more to my new employers than just the excellent news coverage. There are eight Al Jazeera sports channels, which hold rights from FIFA and UEFA to air the World Cup and Champions League for example. There's a kids channel and a documentary channel. The network has undergone extraordinary growth since it was established just 15 years ago.
I’m looking forward to getting out to Doha too. It’s a vibrant place which has rapidly become a centre for global attention, most famously of course with the recently successful campaign to host the World Cup in 2022.
Will keep you posted.