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BIOGRAPHY

Kamahl Santamaria is one of the original news anchors at Al Jazeera English, with over 15 years experience in television news.

Originally from New Zealand, Kamahl joined Al Jazeera in late 2005 and was part of the team which brought the channel on-air one year later.

He hosts news bulletins, the Newshour, discussion show Inside Story, and for five years has been the host of the weekly business show Counting the Cost.

Kamahl has also reported for Al Jazeera from ZImbabwe, South Africa, Germany, Dubai, Davos and The Philippines; and was the channel's electoral "number cruncher" for the U.S. Presidential Elections of 2008 and 2012.

Before joining Al Jazeera, Kamahl worked as a news and sports reporter at 3 News on New Zealand's TV3 Network, and was the Melbourne Bureau Chief for Sky Business Report on Sky News Australia.

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Photo shoot, early 2014 In the 'Counting the Cost' studio, December 2013 In the 'Counting the Cost' studio, December 2013 Recording 'Counting the Cost', March 2014 Interviewing Sir Richard Branson, May 2010 YouTube World View interview with British PM David Cameron, February 2011 With the AJE web and TV team, YouTube World View interview with British PM David Cameron, February 2011 A day sailing with the CEO of SAP Jim Snabe, June 2012 Moderating a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 2013 Hosting 'Counting the Cost' from the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 2013 Moderating the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit in Doha, April 2013 Moderating the ICC World Trade Agenda Summit in Doha, April 2013 Reporting from the South Africa-Zimbabwe border, September 2008 Reporting from Tacloban, The Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, December 2013 Filming 'Counting the Cost' from from Tacloban, The Philippines, December 2013 Leaving Tacloban via helicopter, December 2013 Making sense of the U.S. Election, November 2008 Taking a break during a 12 hour U.S. election broadcast, November 2008 Confirming Barack Obama's victory, November 2008 U.S. election night, November 2012 Al Jazeera presenters photo shoot, November 2013 On the cover of TIME magazine, November 2006 Speaking at the 14th annual Doha Forum, May 2014 Speaking at the 14th annual Doha Forum, May 2014 Joining the #FreeAJStaff online campaign for detained Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, May 2014 Joined in-studio by speakers and panelists from the Al Jazeera Forum, May 2014

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PROMO: May 2014

'Counting the Cost' - more than numbers, it's about people

RECENT EPISODE: 2 May 2014

A look at the state of the European Union, featuring an in-depth chat with Roger Bootle, author of 'The Trouble with Europe'

ON THE ROAD: 6 December 2013

'Counting the Cost' visits typhoon-ravaged Tacloban in the Philippines so see how the economy is recovering after Haiyan

ON THE ROAD: 22 November 2013

Our biennial trip to the Dubai Air Show

WEEKLY BROADCAST TIMES

  • Friday: 2230 GMT
  • Saturday: 0930 GMT
  • Sunday: 0330 GMT
  • Monday: 1630 GMT

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VIDEOS

Al Jazeera's Global Day of Action for our detained journalists in Egypt

U.S. Elections 2012: explaining the Electoral College

NEWS: the business legacy of Steve Jobs