Full name : Lukwesa Burak
Date of birth : 1974
Place of birth: Zambia
Height : unknown
Age: 46 years
Profession: News reporter, News anchor and journalist.
Husband: Neil Barnes
Children : 2
Who is Lukwesa Burak?
Lukwesa Break is a news reporter for the BBC world news and has worked with prestigious broadcasting companies. They include Al Jazeera English, Sky news, and a south ASouth Abased news channel, eNCA(formerly e-news).
Lukwesa Burak Age, Bio & Personal life
She was born in Ndola, Zambia and is of royal descent. When Lukwesa was 8 years old, her family had moved to England. Lukwesa loves animals and has a special attraction to flowers particularly rose and poppies. She’s a gardener and enjoys cooking. She had also once battled and suffered from a four week long malaria attack as a child . Fortunately however, Lukwesa would live to share her story and become an advocate in the fight to eradicate malaria in Africa.
At one point in Lukwesa’s life, she planned on becoming a pilot and joined the Royal Air Force training corps but an accident during a football game marred her chances back then.
She speaks fluent French, a language she learnt from her year long stay in Switzerland.
Lukwesa Burak Education
Lukwesa is a degree holder in geography and european studies from the University of Sussex in England. She graduated in 1998. Additionally, lukwesa holds a masters degree of science from the Leicester university on a European Union sponsored scholarship.
Lukwesa Burak Career
Burak had originally started her career in the information and technology sector before delving into the media industry. Lukwesa is a current staff and news reporter for the BBC channel after rejoining in 2016. She was initially a weather forecaster while reporting for East Midlands, a programme that focused on the mid regions of central England. She is currently the main reporter for the show, her first issue had aired on September 5, 2016.
Lukwesa first began reporting for Sky news in 2006, working from shifts to shift, reporting for audiences across Europe, Africa and Asia. At the same time, she was anchoring the sky world news and sky on the hour programs. She left sky news temporarily in 2012 and joined e News Channel Africa that same new year, an offer that saw her relocate to South Africa. Lukwesa disclosed she was excited at the opportunity because she was hoping to explore a different form of news reporting hosting live interview sessions. She would return to her job at sky news in 2013, roughly a year after.
Burak is also the director of a hair production company, Gidore and has also worked for transport for London and the Leicester City Council. She also once worked with Al Jazeera English.
- Burak featured in the UK Zambians lifestyle magazine in 2008.
- She is a “no malaria” campaign ambassador in the United Kingdom
- She is patron of the All Star kids Charity since 2008.
Is Lukwesa Married? Marriage,Husband & Children
Lukwesa is a wife and mother to two children, a boy and a girl. She is married to Neil Barnes.
Lukwesa has an estimated net worth of over 1 million US dollars.