Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Emmy-Nominated Journalist and Host at HuffPost Live

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin is an Emmy-nominated journalist, social-media addict and news producer. Ahmed was featured on Forbes’ “30 under 30” list of “young disruptors, innovators and media entrepreneurs impatient to change the world” in 2012.

That same year, Ahmed left Al Jazeera English and joined HuffPost Live as a founding member. At HuffPost Live, he hosts and works as a producer for what Mashable’s readers chose as the most innovative media product to emerge in 2012.

In 2011, Ahmed created, produced and co-hosted Al Jazeera English’s groundbreaking social media show The Stream, an award-winning interactive talk show that sources stories from social networks around the globe. Bahrain: The Social Media Battle Continues, a 45-minute TV program Ahmed produced and co-hosted, was nominated for an Emmy for most innovative program.

Before joining Al Jazeera English, Ahmed worked for the Doha Film Institute, where he worked as a correspondent and head of online content for the inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival. He previously worked as an interactive producer on PBS’ award-winning documentary series Wide Angle, as a producer for the New York Times and as a freelance videographer/reporter for organizations including PBS’ FRONTLINE/World and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Ahmed has worked in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and other nations. His reporting has appeared in Time Out, WNYC and syndicated newspapers across the U.S.

NAAP-NY honored Ahmed with the 2013 Professional Excellence Award. Soon after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Ahmed started teaching digital and social media as an adjunct professor. His master's project, DefiningMiddleGround.com, won a Webby Award in 2008. Ahmed co-edited the new book Demanding Dignity: Young Voices from the Front Lines of the Arab Revolutions.

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