Leana Hosea


Reporter and Producer,  BBC

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Leana Hosea joined the BBC World Service in 2004 as a broadcast assistant and worked her way up to multimedia reporter and producer. She has been stationed in numerous overseas BBC bureaus including Brussels during the 2016 terror attacks. Hosea covered the uprisings across the Middle East and was in Tahrir Square from day one of the revolution, following the story until the bloody crackdown of the Muslim Brotherhood. From her base in Dubai she shot, edited and reported her own stories across the region - including filming inside Qatar’s World Cup squalid labor camps. Her documentary work includes "Rhino Wars," featuring poachers who spoke openly about their trade. Before joining the BBC, Hosea worked in international development for environmental publications and as a teaching assistant in Japan. She graduated with a degree in politics and international affairs from the University of Wales Swansea.