Saudi television anchorwoman Weam al-Dekheil has become the first female news presenter on a state-owned Saudi television channel. Al-Dekheil appeared on a Thursday news program, setting a precedent for Saudi women.
Al-Dekheil graduated from Beirut’s Lebanese American University before working at several prominent Arab news platforms, including Qatari news channel Al-Jazeera and London-based daily Al-Hayat, according to local media reports.
Al-Dekheil’s appearance on Saudi state television comes as part of a raft of reforms introduced by King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
The king announced his decision to allow women to drive a move that went into effect in June, last year.