ANNUAL SIKH FILM FESTIVAL 2008: JUDGES
Daljit Dhaliwal - Anchor for PBS Foreign Exchange & Global Watch
As the current anchor of public television's international discussion program Foreign Exchange, Daljit Dhaliwal brings more than 10 years of broadcast experience to Global Watch. Daljit Dhaliwal was co-host of Wide Angle's inaugural season in 2002. From 2002 to 2004, Dhaliwal was based in Atlanta where she anchored CNN International's Your World Today, a daily, two-hour live news broadcast, and hosted the weekend edition of World Report, CNN's longest running program. She made her American television debut in 1996 as anchor for the daily World News for Public Television, seen throughout the United States. Dhaliwal was also a regular co-anchor for ITN's prime-time network newscast Channel Four News and a prime-time anchor for ITN's 24-hour news channel. While at ITN, she also anchored World Focus, a weekly international news program. Before working for ITN, Dhaliwal was an anchor for BBC World and before that a local TV news reporter for the BBC. She has moderated several United Nations conferences in New York and The Hague. She was named by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World." Most recently, she has appeared as guest host of numerous public broadcasting news and interview programs, including public television's Charlie Rose, public radio's On The Media and The Brian Lehrer Show and the BBC World News. Currently, she also works for ABC News Now, ABC's digital platform. She has interviewed numerous newsmakers including the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto, Israel's Ehud Olmert and Shimon Peres, and Mexico's Vicente Fox, among many others. Dhaliwal holds a bachelor's degree from University of East London, a master's degree from University of London, and an honorary doctorate from the University of East London. Dhaliwal lives in New York.