Syed Talat Hussain is at present executive director News and Current affairs of AAJ Television. He writes for Newsline Time Magazine and occasionally contributes to India Today and he is 46 years old. His wifes name is Tehmina and he has a daughter afza.
Talat Hussain was born into a family from Gujjars, Chakwal district. He is the younger brother of anchor and analyst Riffat Hussain, who works for News One.Hussain is married, has 3 children, and lives in Islamabad
In the late 1990s, Hussain ran the morning news show Sawaray Sawaray on PTV. Later, after the opening of PTV World, he started another program called News Night.
He established ARY’s Islamabad office and headed the team that launched PTV World News. He has held key positions of Director, News & Current Affairs with Pakistan Television Corporation, Prime Television (UK) and Telebiz. Currently he is Director News at Aaj TV and also write occasionally for Daily Express, an Urdu newspapers since July 2008.
He has worked with CNN and american Broadcasting as producer and has done extensive reporting for Los angeles Times and the New York Times.
As a media professional he has vast experience in establishing news and current affairs systems. He established aRYs Islamabad office and headed the team that launched PTV World News. He has held key positions of Director News & Current affairs with Pakistan Television Corporation Prime Television (UK) and Telebiz.
Talat Hussain appeared in a Head & Shoulders Shampoo advert.
Current affairs tv shows hosted by Talat
Sawaray Sawaray – PTV
News Night – PTV
On Ary he hosted a show with the name ‘Amne Samne’ or ‘Aina’ not sure about the name but was on prime slot (8pm) of ary news
Live with Talat – AAJ TV
Koun Key Sawal Hai Pakistan Ka – AAJ TV (coming soon)
Gaza flotilla clash
On the 30th of May 2010, Hussain was aboard the convoy amid conflict during the Gaza flotilla clash.Due to loss of communications, Hussain’s status and whereabouts are unknown although a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Pakistan) stated “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.” and on June01,2010. he was released via Shah Abdullah II of Jordan and he came back Karachi via Dubai.
He is frequently invited to lecture at prestigious forums like National Defence College of Pakistan air War College Pakistan Naval War College Pakistan Foreign Services Training academy of Pakistan Information Services Training academy of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam University (International Relations Department).
He fluently speaks English Urdu and Punjabi.
Syed Talat Hussain Pictures