Sherine Tadros is currently the Head of the New York Office and UN Representative for Amnesty International. Before joining Amnesty in July 2016, Sherine was a the Middle East Correspondent for Sky News, based in Cairo. She led investigations into and reported on wars and conflicts across the MENA region – including in Gaza, Tunisia and Iraq. Sherine was one of the first foreign reporters to report from inside Yemen during the war in 2015. She also set up Sky’s first office in Egypt in 2014.
An internationally acclaimed journalist, Sherine’s recent recognitions include the Royal Television Society International News Coverage Award (2016), the Peabody Award for coverage of the Arab Spring (2011) and the International Media Breakaway Award (2011). Sherine was nominated for an International Emmy and a Monte Carlo Award for her reporting of the 2008/2009 Gaza War – where she was one of only two foreign journalists reporting from inside Gaza – and a Bayeux-Calvados War Correspondent of the Year Award (2015).
Before she joined Sky News, Sherine served in various roles at Al Jazeera English, including as a foreign correspondent in Beirut, Jerusalem, Gaza and Cairo and finally as a news anchor in Doha, Qatar. In 2011 Sherine was an integral part of the network’s coverage of the ‘Arab Spring’ reporting extensively from Egypt, Libya and Yemen.
Sherine served on the faculty of SOAS, University of London, prior to becoming a journalist and holds an MSc in Middle East Politics (cum laude) and a BA (Hons), Politics (cum laude) from SOAS.