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Rageh Omaar is the former BBC war reporter who was dubbed the “Scud stud” during the Iraq war.
Rageh Omaar is a Somali-born British journalist and writer. His latest book Only Half of Me deals with the tensions between these two sides of his identity. He used to be a BBC world affairs correspondent, where he made his name reporting from Iraq.
Rageyh Omaar used to be a BBC world affairs correspondent, where he made his name reporting from Iraq.
In September 2006, Omaar moved to a new post at Al Jazeera English, where he presented the nightly weekday documentary series Witness until January 2010. he Rageh Omaar Report, first aired February 2010, is a one-hour, monthly investigative documentary in which he reports on important international current affairs stories.
From January 2013, he became a special correspondent and presenter for ITV News, eporting on a broad range of news stories, as well as producing special in-depth reports from all around the UK and further afield. A year after his appointment, Omaar was promoted to International Affairs Editor for ITV News.