May ‘13
Insight Interview

May ‘13
Cool Jobs: Christine Riad
Cool Jobs: Christine Riad


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Where you are right now, has it been your dream since you were young or this is something you did not expect?

I never imagined that I would work in front of a camera... But here I am :) And still a long way to go :)

Who has made the biggest impact on your career so far, and why?

Well... Yosry Fouda spent almost all his career path as a very successful reporter in many TV channels and different countries... His last assignment was in Great Britain as 'Al-Jazzera's' office manager and main correspondent... So I guess he is the one I tried to emulate the most.

What can you do in your career that no one else can do?

From the minute I started I was completely comfortable in front of the camera. You how certain famous reporters say they had to work to overcome their camera-shyness in the beginning , well that never was the case for me. I am totally relaxed and confident in front of the camera.

What do you love the most and least about your job?

What I love is that I get to meet different kinds of people each day and get exposed to different concepts and ideas that help me know more about what I want my life to be... But this job or career is very hard to combine with a perfect social life, I mean like friends' outings or family gatherings and other stuff like that

What is your greatest failure, and what did you learn from it?

I made lots of mistakes in different situations where I should have reacted in a different way... So I keep learning a lot each day.

Job: News Correspondent -HawalTV (OnTV/ONTV LIVE)

Tell us more about what you do.

We as reporters are supposed to cover different news events, but I usually go more for political and economic ones... We deliver news for the audience on the spot: from where we are and what we see on-site.

How I got there:

4 years ago I applied for a marketing vacancy but they wanted me as news reporter instead so I tried it for a month and I was amazed by the way I found out how it fits me perfectly.

Tell us about a crazy/funny situation/obstacle that you had to face during your profession?

One of the very first events I went to cover was the 'Mubarak Project for Youth Apartment Lottery'... I had an interview with a winner and my first question was unfortunately: 'What are u gonna do with it ?? Like what are you gonna do with any apartment ? 'Uh'¦live in it' '˜º

What are the top 5 things that they should have in order to be successful? (Whether it's an object, personality, person etc.)

Confidence , Wide Range of Knowledge , Good Social Skills , Being Presentable , Good Decision-Making Skills.

What is your personal mission statement?

Face your future, one day at a time.

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

A well-established news correspondent in the Arab world .

Which super power would you like to have?

Fly from one location to another.

Say you are dead '” what would your eulogy say about you?

She was respectful honest kind wise person.

Choose One: Power Vs. Money.

Power gets money not vice versa.