Omar Shahid is a freelance journalist, copywriter, agent and social media consultant. He is also the CEO and co-founder of Alif and Ain.
He has written for The Guardian, New Statesman, Times, Independent, Al Jazeera, Goal.com, MTV, Huffington Post and local papers. He is also former politics editor at Live Magazine, a national youth publication.
Omar specialises in religious and political affairs, but has also written about music, comedy, football and youth issues. He has been interviewed on different radio stations, been asked to appear on BBC, Sky News and Russia Today and was a judge at Debating Matters, a national debating competition. Omar was chosen by the Economist to teach children the basics of journalism, and has also been invited by different national governments to attend conferences on religion and the modern world.
Inviting the likes of Lord Nazir Ahmed, Jack Straw, Imran Khan (Solicitor of the McPherson Report), MP Keith Vaz and more, he has worked under TV presenter and Media Analyst, Carl Arrindell.
Omar has interviewed a host of influential figures, including:
Amir Khan (boxer)
Luol Deng (NBA basketball player)
Marcell Dareus (NFL Star)
Khalid Ismail (MMA fighter)
Black the Ripper
Omar Regan (comedian and actor)
Dr Zainab Alwani
Follow me on twitter: @omar_shahid