Quick Facts of Yalda Hakim

  • Full NameYalda Hakim
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceKabul, Afghanistan
  • ProfessionBroadcast journalist, News presenter, Documentary maker
  • Nationality Australian
  • Hair colour Dark-Brown
  • BuildSlim
  • SpouseAbed Rashid
  • EducationMacarthur Girls High School, Macquarie University, Macleay College
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
Yalda Hakim

Interested towards Journalism field since her tender age, Yalda Hakim has succeeded to establish herself as one of the renowned broadcast journalists in BBC World News. Well, Yalda Hakim is an Australian journalist, news personality who currently works at BBC World News.

Before heading to BBC World News, she worked as a presenter for SBS Dateline. Stay with us to know more about her bio that includes earning, net worth, personal life, and many more.

Yalda Hakim Bio, Wiki

Yalda Hakim was born on June 1983 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Reviewing her nationality, she holds an Australian nationality. However, her ethnicity is unknown. Born in a middle-class family, she grew up with her brother and sister. In 1983, her family fled Afghanistan when she was just six months during the Soviet-Afghan War. Later, Hakim moved to Australia with her parents when she was just three-years-old.

Yalda attended Macarthur Girls High School in Parramatta, Sydney. Further, she also enrolled at the Parramatta West Public School. After completing her elementary education, she graduated from the Macquarie University in Bachelors of Arts in 2004. Similarly, she obtained her diploma from Macleay College in Journalism. Moreover, she speaks more than five languages that include English, Persian, Urdu, Hindi, Dari, and Pashto.

Check out the short video of Yalda Hakim Promo by BBC World News

Moving towards her career, Yalda began her career as a cadet journalist at SBS’s World News Australia. Later, she returned to Kabul in 2008, for her first Dateline named Yalda’s Kabul.

Yalda Hakim with a late American statesman and military officer, John McCain


Following this, Hakim has been honored with 2009 United Nations Media Peace Prize for the best Australian Television News Coverage. Moreover, she was named as the finalist for the Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year Award.


In December of 2012, Hakim joined the BBC World News as a correspondent and presenter. Later, she made her on-screen debut, presenting a special three-part series of Our World entitled, Iraq Ten Years On. Currently, she currently as a reporter and correspondent for BBC World News alongside Louise Lear.

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Yalda Hakim Salary & Net Worth

The 35-year-old Journalist, Yalda has accumulated a huge wealth for herself. With a tremendous amount, she is currently living a lavish lifestyle. Yalda Hakim receives around $100,000 as a yearly salary from BBC World News. However, her actual salary is yet to be revealed.


With a career in Journalism field, Yalda has been able to build an attractive net worth. She earns her net worth from her Journalism career. As of 2018, her net worth is in millions of dollars, however, the exact amount is under-review.

Yalda Hakim Husband, Married

Talking about her personal life, Yalda is a married woman. Her spouse name is Abed Rashid. Similarly, her husband is an Australia avionics engineer and former RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) sergeant. The husband-wife couple lives a blissful life without any news or rumors of a separation.


Yalda is active on Social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Similarly, she has more than 49,000 followers on her official Twitter and over 14K on Instagram. As per her official Twitter, she currently resides in London. Further, she often shared adorable pictures with her husband on social sites.

Yalda Hakim Height

Hakim has a perfect height, however, her exact height and weight are yet to be announced. Similarly, she is 35-years old as of 2018.

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