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Kamal Ahmed Married Life With Elizabeth Day; When & Why Did They Divorce?

Image of Kamal Ahmed Married Life With Elizabeth Day; How Did They Meet & Why Did They Divorce

British-Born Journalist Kamal Ahmed works for BBC News and earns a colossal salary of over $1.5 million from his profession. He is working as an Editorial Director at the BBC News since 2018. Kamal works for developing news strategy, editing and controlling daily news, analysis, and research on forms of digital content.

Additionally, he is a member of the Newsgroup Board and the Sounds board. Not only that, but he also was an Economics Editor for the BBC from 2016 to 2018. Here, we’ll explore the details of Kamal Ahmed’s age, married life, affairs, and net worth. So, let’s have a close look at it.

Who Is Kamal Ahmed? His Wiki, Bio

Born on 15 November 1967, in Ealing, London, England, Kamal Ahmed’s age is 51. He is the son of an English mother and a Sudanese father. Kamal holds British nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.

Image of  Kamal Ahmed, an Editorial Director at the BBC News
Kamal Ahmed, an Editorial Director at the BBC News

Ahmed attended Drayton Manor High School from 1980 to 1986. After completing his matriculation, he went to the University of Leeds, where he earned a degree in political studies in 1990. Later, he joined the City University Department of Journalism.

Why Did Kamal Ahmed Divorce His Wife? Is He Single Or Dating?

As of now, the 51-year-old journalist is reported to be single. But the former Economica editor was once married to his long-term girlfriend turned wife Elizabeth Day. His ex-wife is also a journalist and novelist.

Image of  Kamal was married to Elizabeth Day until February 2015
Kamal was married to Elizabeth Day until February 2015

The two wedded in December 2011. Their wedding ceremony was attended by their family, relatives and close friends. Like most celebrity couples, their marriage didn’t last long; they divorced in 2015. Hence, Kamal and Elizabeth were together for around three years. Further, the couple has no children from their short-lived marriage.

His ex-wife, Elizabeth Day, told The Times, she was consistently in a relationship from the age of 19 to 30, but now, she’s single.

Kamal Ahmed’s Relationship With Sophie Long

Following the split from Elizabeth, Ahmed grabbed massive attention for dating fellow the glamorous newsreader Sophie Long. After his split, these two co-workers were spotted together in many public places for a few months. As a result, many people speculated them as a pair.

Image of BBC Economics Editor Kamal Ahmed and presenter Sophie Long
BBC Economics Editor Kamal Ahmed and presenter Sophie Long

In February 2016, Kamal and Sophie confirmed their relationship at a party at the Royal Academy of Arts. But sadly, their affair lasted only till early 2017. However, the pair haven’t talked about the cause of their break up with the media and their followers.

Additionally, before Kamal, Sophie previously had an affair with fellow newsreader Tim Willcox. Moreover, she was married to her childhood sweetheart, Will Green.

Kamal Ahmed Career Highlights

After earning a degree in Journalism, he landed a job as a Business Editor at the BBC in April 2014. Before that, he has worked in many companies. Before joining the BBC News, he spent four and a half years as an executive business editor for The Sunday Telegraph.

In the beginning, he worked in the local newspapers in Scotland. And then he moved to The Guardian, where he served as the news editor. Between 2000 and 2004, he was a political editor at The Observer newspaper. In 2005, Kamal won Newspaper of the Year at the British Press Awards.

From 2007 to 2009, Ahmed was the group Director of Communications at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. In mid-2018, BBC News announced that he was appointed as an Editorial Director, replacing Faisal Islam.

How Much Does Kamal Ahmed Earn?

The Editorial Director, Kamal Ahmed, has an estimated net worth of $23 million, as of 2019. He makes a massive amount of worth from his professional career. According to Glassdoor, the average salary for an Editorial Director is around $102,088 a year in States. However, the current salary of Kamal is not revealed yet.

Further, he earned between £150,000-£199,999 as an Economics editor in 2017 and around £160,000 – £169,999 in 2018. In 2019, he earns around £205,000-£209,999 as Editorial Director.

Apart from that, Kamal makes extra earnings from the book he authored. He has written the book ‘The Life and Times of a Very British Man’ released in 2018. You can get the book on Amazon at $4.08.

Five Unheard Facts About Kamal Ahmed

  • Kamal’s zodiac sign is Leo.
  • Ahmed has worked for The Guardian and Scotland on Sunday.
  • He had an affair with a newsreader Sophie Long.
  • In 2013, Kamal appointed as a business editor, replacing Robert Peston.
  • He also worked with prominent journalists, including Mishal Husain and Emily Maitlis.

Kamal Ahmed Wiki Table

Name Kamal Ahmed
Date of Birth 15 November 1967 (
Place Ealing, London, England
Age 51 years old
Profession Journalist, Editor, Administrator
Net Worth $23 Million
Marital Status Single
Spouse Elizabeth Day
Dated Sophie Long
Children No
Nationality British
Employer BBC
Alma mater University of Leeds

City University Department of Journalism


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