Radio 1 Newsbeat reporter returns to Trinity roots

By Óné Chappy

Former Leeds Trinity trainee Nomia Iqbal will talk about her career reporting on international stories for the BBC’s Newsbeat when she returns to the university for Journalism Week.


Miss Iqbal graduated from Leeds Trinity University in 2005 after studying for a postgraduate diploma in journalism.

Richard Horsman, associate principal lecturer, said: “She was a very good student. I am very proud of her.”

Miss Iqbal is one of the main reporters and presenters responsible for covering national and international stories for the BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat programme.

Ryan Jones, a journalism student at the university, said: “She’s an inspiration to us journalism students. I am looking forward to her lecture.”

Mr Horsman added: “I cannot wait to see her back here again.”

Miss Iqbal worked in commercial radio in Yorkshire and the Northwest before joining BBC Radio 1 in 2008.

She has also delivered reports for BBC Radio 5Live.

Journalism Week offers students magnificent opportunities to network with experienced professionals and gain valuable first hand advice.

For more information about Journalism Week, visit


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