Talal al-Haj is an award-winning journalist and Al Arabiya News Channel’s bureau chief for New York and the United Nations.
He holds three U.N. CA Gold Awards for TV coverage of U.N. issues and a nomination for an Emmy in 2006 for best breaking news. Aside from presenting the monthly show Diplomatic Avenue, al-Haj reports regularly from the U.N., and has interviewed prominent political leaders, past and present, from both North America and the Arab world. He holds the record for the most sit-down interviews with previous U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and, so far, with the current SG Ban Ki-moon. He previously lived in London for more than three decades where he worked for the BBC World Service for a number of years.