Top Middle East-based international anchors of 2021

Katie Jensen

Katie Jensen
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Updated 17 October 2021

Katie Jensen

Katie Jensen

Current occupation: News Anchor for Emirates News and co-host of Expo TV's Studio Expo

Former employers: Various Australian news broadcasters, City 7. 

Nationality: Australian

Katie Jensen is an Australian journalist, keynote speaker and communications coach. She is also news anchor for Dubai One’s Emirates News and co-host of Expo TV's Studio Expo. Her success in the field comes from her 14 years of experience in TV, which has included more than five years with some of Australia’s top news broadcasters.

Jensen is known for researching and setting up interviews by herself with prominent guests, including Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al-Maktoum, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Emirates Airline President Tim Clark, former Royal Dutch Shell Global CEO Jeroen van der Veer, and other distinguished guests.

Apart from being behind the camera herself, Jensen set up communications and media training programs and coaches individuals and teams to help create their own presence on stage and in front of a camera - be it for public speaking or news anchoring.

While Jensen has locked in high-profile political and business personalities, she has also interviewed big names in film, TV, and sports, including actors Morgan Freeman and Colin Firth, tennis player Roger Federer, singers Michael Buble and Gary Barlow, and cricketer Brett Lee.

Due to her professionalism and internationally recognized presence, Jensen was chosen to become an ambassador for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, which is committed to alleviating child poverty.

Jensen has regularly chaired events for organizations such as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Conde Nast Traveller, Citrix, HSBC, Nokia, the Property Finder Group, Emirates NBD, Standard Chartered Bank, Al Tayer Retail, Johnson and Johnson, and the Chalhoub Group.

She has also hosted numerous events for Dubai One, including Dubai’s Expo 2020 bid in a three-hour live program from Paris, the Dubai International Film Festival, the Dubai World Cup, and the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.