Zambian Lukwesa Burak Hosts The I'mPOSSIBLE Conversation

Posted: Apr, 7th 2015

Internationally renowned News Anchor, TV Presenter and Entrepreneur Lukwesa Burak hosts the I'mPOSSIBLE Conversation Autumn EditionThe I'mPOSSIBLE conversation puts women of colour on a panel to talk on the theme of 'How I became POSSIBLE'. Running since 2011, the event has given a platform to a variety of trailblazing women of colour who define success on their own terms.  

 

Lukwesa Burak born in Zambia gained her first degree in Geography and European Studies at the University of Sussex. Part of her studies were spent in Switzerland (University of Neuchatel) through which she became fluent in French. Awarded an EU scholarship she gained a Master of Science degree in Geographical Information Systems from Leicester University.

Lukwesa worked in IT consultancy for three years before starting her media career as a Broadcast Meteorologist at the world renowned BBC Television Centre in London. She joined BBC East Midlands as a weather presenter on TV and Radio, before being appointed News Anchor on the Lunchtime and Evening news. Whilst at the BBC she presented within the studio, on Radio and for LIVE outside broadcasts. She also developed, produced and presented a series of programs and features for TV and Radio.

In 2006, Lukwesa moved to Sky News where she anchored Sky World News covering a broad spectrum of world news stories, most notably the execution of Saddam Hussein and the Indonesia and Haiti earthquakes.  In 2012, she moved to eNCA, in South Africa, where she anchored The Africa Edition broadcasting across Europe & Africa. 

In 2013, Lukwesa returned to Sky World News where she continues to break and present global news stories.

Lukwesa caught Malaria at an early age and fortunately, recovered fully. She is now committed to preventing this often deadly disease and works with the charity Malaria No More. Lukwesa is also Patron of the charity All Star Kids, working towards improving the lives of children in Southern Africa.

 

In addition to Lukwesa Burak, present will be Rozan Ahmed, Kerry Chandler, Laura Mvula and Sharmadean Reid

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