A foreign policy commentator and a popular television personality, Syed Talat Hussain was born in Chakwal. He is one of the leading journalists in Pakistan mostly respected for his in depth and fair analysis. His show has been
Syed Talat Hussain
A foreign policy commentator and a popular television personality, Syed Talat Hussain was born in Chakwal. He is one of the leading journalists in Pakistan mostly respected for his in depth and fair analysis. His show has been continuously rated as one of the best in Pakistan. He is currently hosting a prime time current affairs talk show on Geo News titled Naya Pakistan with Talat Hussain.
He recently left Dawn News and before Dawn news he has been an executive director of AAJ Television and had also worked for PTV and Dawn News. He has written for Newsline, Daily Dawn, Time magazine, Daily Times (Pakistan), Daily Express. In the international arena he has worked with CNN and ABC as a producer and has done extensive reporting for Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and occasionally contributed to India Today.
Syed Talat Hussain is the pioneer of Morning News Shows in Pakistan. In Late 90′s he ran a famous morning news show 'Sawaray Sawaray' on PTV. Later after opening of PTV World he started one more famous programme 'News Night'.
As a media professional he has vast experience in establishing news and current affairs departments. He established ARY’s Islamabad office and headed the team that launched PTV World News. He has held key positions of Director News & Currentaffairs with Pakistan Television Corporation, Prime Television (UK) and Telebiz.
He is frequently invited to lecture at prestigious forums like National Defense College of Pakistan, Air War College, Pakistan Naval War College, Pakistan Foreign Services, Training Academy of Pakistan Information Services and Training Academy of Quaid-e-Azam University (International Relations Department).
He also works as a part-time host for Saach TV, and has also joined Bahria University in Islamabad as Project Director and Assistant Professor. He has been tasked to reinvigorate the Media Studies programme at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University.
On the 30th of May 2010, Syed Talat Hussain was aboard the convoy amid conflict during the Gaza flotilla clash. Due to loss of communications, his status and whereabouts were unknown although a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Pakistan) stated that the Government of Pakistan is seriously concerned over the well-being and whereabouts of the Pakistani citizens and media personnel including Syed Talat Hussain and Raza Mahmood Agha (both of them from AAJ Television) who were on board the Flotilla bound for Gaza. The Foreign Ministry is in constant touch with its Missions in the region to ascertain the well-being of our nationals. On 1st June 2010, he was released via Shah Abdullah II of Jordan and came back to Karachi via Dubai.
He is very well known for his stand and criticism against one of the most famous political parties in Pakistan i.e. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and its chairman, Imran Khan.
Due to his handsome looks, Syed Talat Hussain also got a chance to appear in an advertisement of famous Shampoo Brand Head & Shoulders as a brand ambassador in Pakistan. He is married to Tehmina Hussain and they have 3 children.