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18
Apr

Award-winning journalist announced as 2018 convention host

AADA is thrilled to announce that award-winning journalist, Anjali Rao, will host the 2018 AADA National Dealer Convention and Expo.

Warm, engaging and funny, Ms Rao is a multi-award-winning television journalist and chat show host who has spent 17 years in the top tiers of broadcast news, current affairs and entertainment.

Formerly an anchor at Sky News in London, Anjali spent the last six years as anchor of CNN International’s weekday breakfast show and host of the network’s weekly chat show, Talk Asia, both of which air globally to 220 million households.

Born to an Indian father and Australian mother, Anjali was raised in Hong Kong, educated in the United Kingdom, and is now based in Australia.

Living in Melbourne, Ms Rao is pursuing her career as a host and presenter. She is a unique talent who is able to connect with people across all walks of life, from international A-listers to everyday people with a story to tell.

Her honest yet relaxed interview style has made for many revealing conversations with some of the world’s highest profile personalities, including former US President Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, actors Kevin Spacey and Gwyneth Paltrow, pop star Rihanna, armed robber turned best-selling author of Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts, sporting legends Roger Federer and Kobe Bryant, and fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld, among countless others.

Ms Rao has also covered numerous breaking news events, such as the 9/11 attacks, the 2004 Asian tsunami, the death of Pope John Paul II, the 7/7 bombings in London, the 2008 siege of Mumbai, and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan.

She has appeared as a panellist on Channel Ten’s The Project and Studio 10, and as guest host on Sydney’s 2UE radio station and Triple M Melbourne.

With this vast range of experience, AADA believes Ms Rao will prove to be an excellent host. She is a true professional who will continue AADA’s fine tradition of top-quality hosts.
We look forward to you meeting her.