Roohi Hasan is a Senior Producer working at ITN for ITV’s National News programmes.
Roohi started as a Mosaic mentor five years ago, first at primary then secondary school level, as well as speaking at and compering their events. She joined the RLG last year. A keen advocate of social mobility, Roohi has mentored for the Media Trust and other schemes, as well privately mentoring in her spare time.
Having been discouraged on her career choice by her school and community for respectively claiming it was too difficult and unsuitable, Roohi still went on to fulfil her dream. She is now passionate about supporting other young people aspiring to gain entry into this industry and other professions, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. She landed her first job at ITN soon after graduation after securing years of unpaid work experience whilst at school and university.
Roohi’s journalism at ITN has taken her around the world and received a number of accolades over the years including her series about the impact of the Afghanistan war here in the UK being shortlisted for a prestigious Broadcast Award in 2013.
Last year, with the Prime Minister also in attendance, she was presented with an award for Excellence in Media by the Attorney General at the Muslim News Awards for her role in some of the network’s coverage of key national and international events including the death of Nelson Mandela.
Roohi also won the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in the Media category very early on in her career at ITN for rising up in the competitive world of broadcast journalism.