Jason Mohammad gets bumper pay rise to remain BBC’s top paid Muslim

Jason Mohammad

The sports presenter Jason Mohammad is the BBC’s highest-earning Muslim for a second year running with an annual salary of between £355,000-£359,999, new figures have revealed.

This represents an increase of around £100,000 on what Mohammad was earning last year. During the last 12 months he has worked on Final Score, Radio 5 Live, Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday, Radio Wales, snooker, the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup.

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.

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.

Mishal Husain was the second highest-paid Muslim, earning between £255,000-£259,999. She works on the Today programme, BBC News bulletins, and Radio 4’s From Our Home Correspondent.

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

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