Tazeen Ahmad is an investigative reporter for Channel 4’s current affairs show Dispatches. She also writes for newspapers and has written a book, The Checkout Girl, about working undercover as a supermarket till operative.
Tazeen has reported and presented some award-winning Dispatches including the recent The Hunt for Britain’s Sex Gangs which has just been nominated for a BAFTA and has won a Royal Television Society award, AIB award, amongst others. She has also investigated the NHS, the world of fashion, credit cards, cruiseliners, supermarkets, schools and the cosmetics industry.
She has been an experienced broadcaster in news and current affairs in television and radio for almost 20 years which includes working for ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and the BBC, including Radio 5 Live, Radio 4 as well as the World Service.
She has also reported on BBC One’s Election night, and worked on other factual, arts and entertainment radio and TV documentaries. She was also a presenter of 60 Seconds and The 7 O’Clock News on BBC Three and reported for BBC’s Inside Out.
Tazeen’s participation has been made possible through Speakers for Schools partnership with BAFTA.