Sharanjit Leyl

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Sharanjit Leyl is a Singapore-based producer/presenter with BBC World News. She regularly anchors Asia Business Report and Newsday from the BBC's Singapore studio. She is also a reporter and producer for the programmes as well as for World Business Report. She has reported for BBC World Service radio's business programmes as well as its arts and culture programme The Strand, and has written for BBC news online.
 
Born in Singapore, Sharanjit moved to Washington D.C. in her teens, where her father was a diplomat. There she earned a degree in journalism and English literature from The University of Maryland College Park. She then moved to Vancouver, Canada where she completed her Masters degree in English literature at the University of British Columbia.  
 
Sharanjit began her broadcasting career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in 1997. Then in 1999 she moved to Singapore to work for the financial news service provider Bridge Information Systems. 
 
She joined Bloomberg Television in 2000 and moved to its headquarters in Tokyo. There she presented  "On The Money Asia", reporting on breaking financial stories as well as major news events such as the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. 
 
Sharanjit joined BBC World News in 2003 and has since reported and presented from places as far afield as Pakistan, Tokyo and London. She has interviewed the Chairman of Starbucks, Howard Schultz; Microsoft founder Bill Gates; the Prime Minister of Pakistan; former leaders of Singapore and Malaysia and heads of the World Bank.

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