Jason Mohammad is BBC’s highest earning Muslim

Jason Mohammad

The sports presenter Jason Mohammad is the BBC’s highest earning Muslim with an annual salary of between £260,000-£269,999, new figures have revealed.

Mohammad presents BBC One’s Final Score and on 5 live and Radio Wales, as well as Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday and snooker coverage.

The Welshman was born and brought up in Cardiff to a Pakistani father and Welsh mother. He studied Welsh and politics at Swansea University and then attended Cardiff University for a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism.

He joined BBC Wales in 1997 and in 2013 became host of Final Score on Saturday afternoons. Mohammad was part of the BBC’s broadcasting crew at the Rio Olympics and is an occasional presenter of Match of the Day.

In 2009 he presented a Welsh-language documentary about his Umrah pilgrimage to Makkah. In an interview with the Daily Post newspaper he said that he had always followed his faith.

Last year the journalist Mishal Husain was the BBC’s top-paid Muslim, earning between 200-250K a year. Her salary was between £220,000-£229,999 this year.

Gary Lineker was the top earner with an annual salary of between £1,750,000-£1,759,999.

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