Top Middle East-based international anchors of 2021

Yousef Gamal El-Din

Yousef Gamal El-Din
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Updated 14 October 2021

Yousef Gamal El-Din

Yousef Gamal El-Din

Current occupation: Host of Bloomberg TV's “Bloomberg Markets: Middle East”

Former employers: OTV, Nile TV, CNBC 

Education: American University of Cairo (AUC)

Nationality: Swiss-Egyptian

Youssef Gamal El-Din is an Egyptian-Swiss news anchor and author who has been working as the host of Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Markets: Middle East” since 2016.

He gained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass media from the American University in Cairo, scoring an outstanding academic achievement, and was awarded the prestigious Ahmed H. Zewail Prize for excellence in the sciences and humanities.

After a short off-screen stint with OTV as a scriptwriter, he joined Nile TV as an English presenter and reporter, anchoring the news regularly at the top of the hour live from Cairo. He reported on major events in Egypt and interviewed a wide range of prominent ministers, activists, and experts, took charge of the bi-weekly political program, “NewsHour,” and later hosted the new “Business World” show.

Gamal El-Din began his career with CNBC in June 2010 as the first anchor based at the channel’s newly opened Bahrain bureau. He soon became the third co-host of “Capital Connection,” joining Anna Edwards in London and Chloe Cho in Singapore.

In 2012, he debuted “Access: Middle East,” giving key insights on regional economic and business developments.