Najwa Shihab

Najwa Shihab
  • News Anchor
    PT. Media Televisi Indonesia (Metro TV)

Najwa Shihab is an Anchor for Metro TV in Indonesia. She has her own weekly programme, Mata Najwa, an influential talk show that takes a look at politics and current issues of the week. Shihab began her career as a reporter with RCTI and then joined Metro TV in August 2000. During the past 12 years, she has covered the country's major stories and interviewed the “who's who” of Indonesian politics. She has received a number of national and international awards for her work as an anchor and a reporter, including Runner-up/Highly Commended in the Best Current Affairs Presenter category at the Asian Television Awards in 2007, 2009 and 2011. She also received the National Award for Journalistic Contribution to Democracy from the Indonesian Association of Journalists in 2010. Her reporting on the tsunami in Aceh earned her two awards, including a National Journalism Award from the Indonesian Journalists Association in 2005. Shihab graduated with a degree in Law from the University of Indonesia and earned her Master's degree from the Melbourne Law School.