Another win for women in the Kingdom.

A Saudi Arabian woman has made history as the first ever TV news anchor.

Journalist Weam Al Dakheel appeared on Al Saudiya, a state-run TV channel, administered by Ministry of Culture and Information.


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Dakheel is the first woman to present the 9:30pm news bulletin, alongside Saudi journalist Omar al-Nashwan.

She was previously a reporter for CNBC Arabia as well as presenting for the Bahrain-based Al-Arab News Channel.

Dakheel graduated in Journalism from Lebanese American University (LAU).

The milestone was widely celebrated across social media, with fans quick to congratulate the presenter.


This is the latest achievement for women in the country.

Three months after the ban lifted on women driving came into effect, new driving schools are currently being built.

Meanwhile, opportunities for women to join the workforce have increased, from an airline revealing it’ll soon start recruiting Saudi women to work as co-pilots to the Saudi Arabian passport office starting to train its first female recruits.

We’ll be glued to our screens…

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