Najiwa Shihab

News Anchor, Metro TV (Indonesia)

Born 1977. Reporter for RCTI TV, Indonesia 1999-2000; Deputy Secretary General For ASEAN Law Student Associations 1999-2000; Moderator for Metro TV’s Indonesian Presidential Debate 2004; Moderator for several Gubernatorial Debates across Indonesia 2007-08; Australian Leadership Awardee 2008-09; Allison Sudradjad Awardee 2008-09.

Personal Introduction

Najwa Shihab anchors Metro TV’s primetime evening news and hosts the network’s primetime talkshow. During the past eight years, Najwa has covered the country’s major stories and interviewed “The Who’s Who” in Indonesian politics, including the current President and the previous three Presidents. Her report on 2004 tsunami in Aceh won two awards, namely Best Television Reporter and National Journalism Award from the Indonesian Journalist Association. She was named Highly Commended Current Affairs Presenter by 2007 Asian Television Award. Graduated with a law degree from University of Indonesia, she is now a postgraduate student at Melbourne Law School on a full scholarship from Australian government. She enjoys travelling and reading in her spare time.