Riyadh: Weam Al Dakheel, a Saudi Arabian journalist, has made history by becoming the first woman to anchor the main news bulletin on the country’s state-run TV channel. She is co-presenting Al Saudiya’s 9.30 pm news bulletin on Thursday along with a male colleague.
Twitterati have welcomed her entry into the field of journalism pointing out that her appearance marked a milestone in the deeply conservative kingdom.
Ms Al Dakheel has previously worked as a reporter for CNBC Arabia and as a presenter for the Bahrain-based Al-Arab News Channel.
As per ‘Vision 2030’- a plan by the Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia is now allowing women to drive, attend football games and take on jobs.