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Aasmah Mir is a Scottish television and radio broadcaster and journalist who currently copresents the Monday-Thursday breakfast show on Times Radio.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Aasmah Saira Mir was born on October 7, 1971 (age 51 years) in Glasgow, Scotland. She is the daughter of Pakistani parents and was born to first-generation Pakistani immigrants in Glasgow and brought up in the affluent suburb of Bearsden from the age of ten, where she attended Bearsden Academy.
Mir graduated from the University of Bristol with an honors law degree in 1993. In 1995 Mir had a brief stint as a reporter for the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, then became a radio researcher. In 2005 and 2006 she was a columnist for the Sunday Herald.
Aasmah Mir began her career in journalism in 1995. Mir, whose sister Uzma was already working for BBC Scotland, first appeared in an episode of a 1992 BBC Scotland show called The Insiders presented by Gordon Kennedy. After graduation, she joined Scottish Television aged 21 as a trainee and read the early morning news bulletins and later gave the main news show.
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Mir presented a couple of editions of an Asian documentary strand for BBC Two called East in 1996 and some items on Desi DNA. In 1998 she became a reporter for Central Television in Nottingham. Mir also presented episodes Just Write on Channel 4 and Around Scotland on BBC Two. In 2010 she was a newspaper reviewer on GMTV with Lorraine and Lorraine.
In 1999 Aasmah Mir moved to London as a producer for BBC Radio London and started doing freelance news-reading shifts for the national radio station BBC Radio 5 Live. She joined the station full-time in July 2001.
In April 2006 she covered the weekday morning phone-in programme on BBC Asian Network for a fortnight between Sonia Deol’s leaving and Anita Rani’s becoming a presenter. She has presented items on the BBC Asian Network Report. She presented the Midday News on 5 Live, Monday to Friday, until 9 January 2009. In 2009 she presented some Friday editions of Good Morning Scotland.
In 2009 she presented a series of programs for BBC Radio 4 on Scotland’s Year of Homecoming, as well as Colour Me White for Radio 4, and Gay Life After Saddam for Radio 5 Live. In 2010 she replaced Anita Anand as Radio 5 Live’s Drive programme presenter. For one week in March 2012, she sat in for Jeremy Vine on his BBC Radio 2 program.
Aasmah Mir announced on September 27, 2012, on Twitter that she planned to leave BBC 5 Live after 11 years with the station. Mir presented her last 5 Live Drive on 9 November 2012. On 29 October 2012 Mir presented an edition of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and for a while replaced Julia Hartley-Brewer on the LBC 97.3 afternoon program.
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Mir co-presented BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live from 2012 to 2020. In April 2020 she was announced as a presenter for Times Radio when the station launched on 29 June 2020. She copresents Monday to Thursday breakfast with Stig Abell. Mir is an avid fan of Celtic F.C.
Aasmah Mir was married to Piara Powar, they had their wedding in 2007. Her ex-husband is the executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe. She gave birth to a daughter at the age of 44. In 2021 Mir divorced Powar, stating that “this was my decision so I cannot wallow for too long”. As of March 2023, Aasmah Mir is single and not remarried.
Aasmah Mir net worth
How much is Aasmah Mir worth? Aasmah Mir net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a journalist and broadcaster. Aasmah Mir’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. She stands at an appealing height of 1.68m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.