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BIOGRAPHY

Kamahl Santamaria is a foundation news anchor at Al Jazeera English, with 17 years experience in television news across New Zealand, Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

He presents news bulletins, the Newshour, discussion show Inside Story, and for over six years has hosted the weekly business and economics show Counting the Cost.

Kamahl has also reported for Al Jazeera from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Germany, Dubai, Davos, France 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 in 2005, 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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Career CV
North & South profile (March 2014)
Time Out Doha profile (Spring 2009)
Time Magazine (November 2006)

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IMAGE GALLERY

Recording 'Counting the Cost', October 2014 Social media coverage at the videowall, June 2014 Joining the #FreeAJStaff online campaign for detained Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt, May 2014 Interviewing Sir Richard Branson, May 2010 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 Filming 'Counting the Cost' from Tacloban, The Philippines, December 2013 Confirming Barack Obama's victory, November 2008 U.S. election night, November 2012 On the cover of TIME magazine, November 2006 Speaking at the 14th annual Doha Forum, May 2014 Joined in-studio by speakers and panelists from the Al Jazeera Forum, May 2014 With students from the University of Minnesota, January 2015 Running interviewing workshops at the Al Jazeera Training Centre, June 2015 Teaching visiting journalism students at the Al Jazeera Training Centre, June 2015 Teaching visiting journalism students at the Al Jazeera Training Centre, June 2015

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ONLINE EXPLAINER

One Minute: Greek Debt Crisis

SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE

Reviewing online reaction to the jailing of Al Jazeera journalists

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Explaining the US Electoral College with hologram graphics

VIDEOWALL REPORT

Reporting on the business legacy of Apple's Steve Jobs

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Counting the Cost is Al Jazeera's weekly business and economics programme.  Hosted by Kamahl since September 2009, it aims to present economic news from a human perspective.

13 NOVEMBER 2015

A special edition from the Dubai Air Show

13 MARCH 2015

A panel discussion from the Women in Energy summit in Doha

WEEKLY BROADCAST TIMES

  • Friday: 2230 GMT
  • Saturday: 0930 GMT
  • Sunday: 0330 GMT
  • Monday: 1630 GMT
  • Tuesday: 0530 GMT

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