Alumna takes presenter role on BBC current affairs programme

A Leicester geography graduate is to helm the BBC’s Inside Out East Midlands current affairs programme.

Lukwesa Burak presented her first edition of the programme on Monday 5 September, which was a Brexit special focusing on the impact on the East Midlands. You can view the programme via the iPlayer.

Prior to the BBC, Lukwesa has had a long career in television broadcasting, encompassing roles at Sky News, Al Jazeera and eNews Channel Africa. After completing her MSc in Geographical Information Systems in 1998, and after a brief time at Leicester City Council, she got her first role in the Weather Department at the BBC Television Centre and worked in BBC television and radio for nearly 5 years.