Lukwesa Burak Bio
Lukwesa Burak is a Zambian-born BBC journalist and respondent based in Leicester. She is popular for her anchoring roles on BCC Inside Out East Midlands. Burak has also been a presenter at Al Jazeera and Skynews.
Lukwesa Burak Age
Details of the place of her birth are widely known. According to media outlets, Burak was born in 1974, in her home country. However, she does not reside in Zambia. Her home is Leicestershire in the United Kingdom. As of 2022, Lukwesa will be celebrating her 48 birthday. We are yet to identify the specific date of birth. We are going to update this section once we access the information.
Lukwesa Burak Husband
Burak joins other journalists who are open about their relationship status. She is the wife of Neil Barnes. However, they have maintained a life away from the limelight despite working in the media. Burak rarely shares photos or any experience with her husband. We do not have any detail concerning the lovers’ history of dating or the wedding ceremony. The couple has been married for some time as they have been blessed with two adorable children.
Lukwesa Burak Family
Little is mentioned about her relationship with her parents and siblings. She rarely posts them across her social profiles. However, we know of her relationship with her father who used to take her for fishing trips on the Zambezi river. She retold an experience she had during the fishing trip where the boat capsized leading her to contract Malaria, an experience that forever changed her life for the better. It became a motivation that she would use in her career as a journalist.
Lukwesa Burak Education
She left Zambia with her family at the age of eight. Her interest in flying led her to join the Royal Air Force Air Training Corps. The journalist, however, left after injuring her foot while playing football. She then traveled to Switzerland to study French at the Universite de Neuchatel and a degree in Geography and European Studies at the University of Sussex. Upon graduating, the school awarded a scholarship for a master’s program in science degree at the Univerity of Leicester.
Lukwesa Burak Career
Burak has had an interesting journey in her journalism career. She started off as a broadcast assistant for BBC weather. While at BBC she trained as a meteorologist broadcaster. She later became a relief broadcaster for BBC for different regions and nations.
She left BBC and joined Sky News in 2006. At Sky News, she pursued a different role than at BBC. She presented news during the night; her shift starting at midnight to breaking dawn.
She left Sky News and joined eNews Channel Africa, based in South Africa. Burak relocated to South Africa because her husband had found a new job there. She later rejoined Sky News and worked there for two years before departing to join Al Jazeera English in Doha.
The journalist later returned to BBC in May 2016. Lukwesa became the BBC Radio presenter for East Midlands. The experienced reporter went on to join TV again as a presenter for the Inside Out East Midlands.
Lukwesa Burak Net Worth
Lukwesa has proved to be a skilled journalist. She moved from weather broadcasting to a Television anchor. Lukwesa is a celebrated figure back in Zambia. She earns relatively well as her primary source of income is journalism. According to a credible source, Lukwesa earns approximately $600,000 per year. Throughout her career, she has accumulated a value worth approximately one million dollars.