Rima Maktabi

Rima Maktabi
  • Senior Anchor and Roving Correspondent
    Al Arabiya

Rim Maktabi is a communications professional with over 15 years' experience in television. She is currently a senior anchor and senior roving correspondent for Al Arabiya, interviewing top leaders and decision-makers in the Arab world and beyond. Prior, Maktabi worked at CNN as an anchor and reporter covering major news stories across the Middle East, including the Arab Spring revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Bahrain. She was also the host of CNN's renowned show “Inside the Middle East”. Maktabi started her career in media in her home country Lebanon as a student, beginning with Lebanese Future TV where she spent 10 years and established her career in journalism covering/anchoring news and hosting a political show for the youth in 2005. Maktabi has received numerous accolades for her work, such as the Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum award for her July war coverage in 2006. She has an MA in International Affairs and BA in Communication Arts from the Lebanese American University in Beirut (LAU).