Who: Malak N. Harb
What: Radio 1 News Reader

Born and raised in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Malak Harb was educated at Boston University in Broadcast Journalism and Art History. In Boston she was an active member of several student associations, including the Arab-Israeli Peace Alliance where she put together and presented nationwide events. When Malak moved to Dubai, she worked at the BBC as a producer for The Middle East Business Report.  She managed a team of three journalists while shooting and editing footage. In addition, she is a frequent addition to other Radio 1 programs as the roving reporter for outside broadcasts and events. With her unique voice comes an unmatched passion and knowledge of both classic and popular Arabic music. Special talents: ask her to sing Halo by Beyonce.

Fun facts         

What does music mean to you?
I know it’s cliché to say that music is part of everything I do in life, but it is. When I’m at home, I have my music blasting; when I’m at work or at the gym or in a taxi, I have my i-Pod on; when I’m driving, my radio is always on. I have 12 CD’s in my car; and I cannot fall asleep if music isn’t playing. I listen to all kinds of music; jazz, blues, R'nB, Hip Hop, classical, Arabic, French, instrumental, reggae…

Do you have any hidden talents?
I paint and draw. I also have an unmatched talent of walking into things! Doors, tables, walls, you name it. I think that’s why I wake up every morning with big nasty bruises all over my body. It’s either that or I'm seriously starting to believe that someone is beating me up in my sleep! Also, my special talent is having ZERO balance. If I’m standing and talking to you but all of a sudden I almost fall over, it's just because gravity is taking its course.

If you had to choose a movie title for your life story, what would it be?
"Dazed and confused"

If you could have any super-power, what would it be?
To read minds! Especially men’s minds!

What do you think is the greatest invention in your lifetime and why?
The BlackBerry! I’m a technology freak, so anything that will keep me connected to the internet and in touch with the rest of the world no matter where I am, is a genius invention.