Ms. Desi Anwar is a renowned Indonesian national broadcaster in television journalism and news production.

She studied for her BA in French and European Studies at the University of Sussex. She is a SOAS alumna and holds an MA in Indonesian and Malay Studies.

Ms. Anwar started her television career as a reporter, anchor and producer with Indonesia’s first commercial television channel and pioneered the country’s leading prime time news programme. Throughout the years she has interviewed some of the world’s most inspiring and influential figures.

She is also a writer who has exhibited her works and published books on photography and writings on my travels and musings: 'A Romantic Journey,' and a book of writings and photography, 'Tweets For Life.'

Currently, Ms. Anwar is a senior anchor/journalist in CNN Indonesia and is hosting a daily programme, ‘Insight with Desi Anwar’.