Mariam Saab Biography
Mariam Saab is a Lebanese-Australian journalist and television presenter for ABC News where she presents the Saturday and Sunday evening news bulletins. She has worked as a freelance producer for Al Jazeera’s English service in Doha, Qatar. She then returned to Beirut to work for Al Jazeera, France 24 and ABC Radio National. She also worked as a news producer, reporter and presenter for France 24’s Live from Paris evening bulletin as well as a music critic for the network’s Encore! culture program.
Saab is a co-founder of “Off The Scale”, alongside her husband, which is an international art and production collective which specialises in music, art and cultural performances for stage, screen and online. She is also a former board member of the Beirut Music and Arts Festival.
Mariam Saab Age
She was born on November 8, 1985 in Sydney, New South Wales in a Lebanese-Australian family.
Mariam Saab Nationality
She has Australian nationality.
Mariam Saab Education
Saab graduated from The McDonald College. She had previously enrolled at Sydney University where she studied bachelor’s degree in media and communications but dropped out to work as a broadcast journalist for SBS Radio’s Alchemy program where she worked for four years.
Mariam Saab Parents
Mariam is the daughter of Lebanese-Australian parents who had migrated from Beirut, Lebanon, in the 1960s and 1970s. Her father, worked in the construction sector while her mother, Majida Abboud-Saab, is a founding member of both the Arab Council of Australia and SBS’s Arabic language program. She is largely credited with launching the world’s first specialized multicultural public television channel. They both volunteer for Lifeline.
She was raised in the Sutherland Shire alongside her two younger siblings.
Mariam Saab Husband
Saab is married to Rami Khalifé, a French-Lebanese pianist and composer. The couple first met in 2009 when Saab was working for SBS Radio’s Alchemy program and Rami was on a concert tour in Australia. Saab interviewed him and it was love at first sight. The couple eloped to Paris and later settled in Beirut, where Saab worked for The Daily Star newspaper.
Mariam Saab Kids
Mariam is a mother of two kids. Their son, Gabriel (born in 2012) in Beirut, and their daughter Ava ( born in 2015) in Paris.
Mariam Saab ABC News
Since 2019, Saab has worked as a late-night anchor for Australia’s flagship ABC News channel. She covered the worst of Australia’s bushfire season in 2019–20. Her art has also been featured on ABC’s digital channels. Saab worked as an English-language news and program presenter for France 24, a global French-government-owned TV channel, from roughly 2014 to 2018.
In addition to that, she has covered the Paris attacks in November 2015 and the aftermath. She also appeared on France 24’s Arts show, Encore, as a music critic, reporting on music trends from places like Tripoli and Beirut, and interviewing high-profile artists and performers like Australian music star Paul Kelly.
Saab was one of the organizers of the Beirut Music and Art Festival in 2011, which featured 200 local and international musicians, including Sister Sledge, Roger Hodgson, and Earth Wind & Fire as headliners. She worked as a journalist for the Lebanese Daily Star newspaper during his time in the Middle East.
Furthermore, her work included coverage of the country’s persistent poverty, which she documented in policy briefings. During this time, Saab also worked as a freelance producer in Doha, Tunisia, Beirut, and Paris for Al Jazeera English, France 24, SBS TV, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Equally important, Saab started her career as a broadcaster for Alchemy, SBS Radio’s national youth news, current affairs, and music show, in 2004. She was featured in the Australian edition of Marie Claire in September 2020. She was alongside a diverse group of high-profile Australians, discussing their hopes and dreams for the Australian nation. They also as well discussed the country’s growing need for change in many areas of its cultural, social, and environmental framework.
Saab appeared alongside her husband and two children in the December 2020 issue of Australian Marie Claire, in a portfolio of intimate moments honoring the COVID-19 epidemic year that was, and engaging in the celebration of family, high fashion, and frills suited for the holiday season.
Mariam Saab Salary
Her estimated salary is $ 72,000 annually.
Mariam Saab Networth
Her networth accumulates to approximately $800,000 .