Sky Sports News presenter Bela Shah will host the ninth Asian Media Awards.
The 2021 Asian Media Awards will take place at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester on Friday 29 October.
Bela has been a presenter at Sky Sports News since 2018. Since joining, she has featured a number of specials including Good Morning Euros from Wembley Stadium, Deadline Day, The Football Show, Tackling Racism and she is the main presenter of Goals On Sunday. .
She works with the EFL on a number of events, including hosting the Carabao Cup final and the EFL playoff matches at Wembley. Bela was also on the jury for the EFL Awards 2020/21.
Bela said, “It is an absolute honor to host the Asian Media Awards 2021. I am delighted to be part of an event that recognizes the talent of my peers in the media industry. After a difficult time for everyone, I am delighted to be able to celebrate the event together in the beautiful and diverse city of Manchester.
A spokesperson for the Asian Media Awards said: “Bela Shah is one of the UK’s leading broadcasters and presenters and we are delighted to have her join us as we host our first live ceremony in two years. . We look forward to welcoming Bela and the 2021 finalists to Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester. “
Bela previously worked as a presenter for Channel 5, BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat, BBC Asian Network, talkSPORT, Heart FM and Sunrise Radio and TV. Bela is also a qualified lawyer and worked as a lawyer for ITV Sport before pursuing a career in audiovisual journalism.
In her spare time Bela is a mentor for the Journalism Diversity Fund and when she is not watching sports Bela will most likely play golf!