As VOA's "Sportscaster in Sari", Roquia loves sports and politics, landing interviews with top cricket players and politicians. In two decades of service, Roquia has won many awards for her coverage, particularly on the Olympics and Child Labor. She also contributes to VOA Urdu, Hindi, Afghanistan and Persian for special events. Prior to VOA, Roquia was a popular radio and television personality in Bangladesh. Roquia is also involved in community development, for which she received the US Presidential Volunteer Award. However her greatest achievement as a reporter was interviewing Mother Teresa. And in her personal life, being the mother of four loving and accomplished children.
Anis joined VOA in 2001. Anis has produced several award-winning programs including the “50th Anniversary of the Language Movement in Bangladesh” and “Democracy in Bangladesh: Problems & Prospects.” Anis Ahmed got GOLD MEDAL AWARD in 2010 in recognition of exemplary contributions toward the accomplishment of mission and Goals of Voice of America and the Broadcasting Board of Governors His primary coverage focus is on global and South Asian affairs for Interviews and Hello Washington and he is also a Web Editor. Prior to VOA, Anis worked as a broadcast journalist with BBC London for seven years and as a lecturer at London University, the Institute of Linguists and the University of Chittagong and Dhaka, respectively. Anis's first job in radio was for the popular Dhaka childrens program, Khelaghar, in the 1960s.
Anis Ahmed is also a poet and his two poetry books have been published: ইলিশিয়ামের প্রতীক্ষায় and শব্দ ও নৈঃশব্দের সুর।
Delores first joined VOA in 1987, as an administrative assistant and later became interested in radio production, eventually transitioning to a full-time producer for VOA Bangla. In support of the broadcast, Delores has broadened her horizons with regard to the Bangla language, culture and South Asians in general. She primarily enjoys the thrill in directing live broadcasts, particularly the popular weekly callin show “Hello Washington” and the recent roundtable discussion on the US presidential election.
আহ্সান ২০০৬ সালে ভয়েস অফ আমেরিকায় যোগ দেন। সে সময় থেকেই বাংলা বিভাগ নিয়মিত টেলিভিশন অনুষ্ঠান প্রচার করতে শুরু করে। আহ্সান টিভি অনুষ্ঠান উপস্থাপনা এবং প্রযোজনা করা ছাড়াও বেতার এবং ইন্টারনেটেও কাজ করছেন। জনপ্রিয় টিভি চ্যানেল এনটিভি-র জন্য ২০০৬ সাল থেকে এ নাগাদ নিয়মিত অনুষ্ঠান করে যাচ্ছেন। বর্তমানে এ অনুষ্ঠানটির নাম হ্যালো আমেরিকা। প্রতি শনিবার রাতে এটি সম্প্রচারিত হয়। এছাড়াও এটিএন বাংলার জন্য সরাসরি আমেরিকা অনুষ্ঠানটি প্রযোজনা করেন।
১৯৯৫ সাল থেকে ২০০৫ সাল পর্যন্ত বিবিসি বাংলায় কাজ করেছেন। মাঝখানে কয়েক বছর লণ্ডনভিত্তিক বাংলা টিভিতেও কাজ করেছেন। স্নাতক এবং মাস্টার্স করেছেন ইংরেজি সাহিত্যে। সংগীত, সাহিত্য এবং খেলাধূলা তার প্রিয় বিষয়।
Shegoftah began her broadcasting career with VOA Bangla as a university student. Since then, she has has reported on many important news events. Shegoftah covered three Presidential inaugurations including President Barack Obama's both inaugurations from the Capitol steps. Shegoftah is a Web Editor for the VOA Bangla web page earning a Superior Accomplishment Award. She also received the prestigious Silver Medal Award in 2006 for her unique contributions to Bangla language broadcasting and reporting. Shegoftah co-hosted the popular show Mitali (Letters from Listeners) for many years. Prior to joining VOA, Shegoftah was a Legislative Assistant to the Chairman of Ways and Means Committee, Maryland State Legislature. Shegoftah earned her BA in Economics from Trinity College and an MBA at American Univerisity.
Kabir has been a staple of VOA Bangla broadcasts for over two decades. Prior to joining VOA, Kabir enjoyed a successful career in radio and television broadcasting in Bangladesh and Pakistan, where he received the National Television Award for Best News Anchor and voted Best Newscaster of Bangladesh by the popular Bengali newsweekly 'jae jae deen.' An arts graduate from Karachi University, Kabir also pursued a successful acting career, landing lead roles in major films besides Bangledeshi film legends as Kabori, Suchanda and Sujata.
Tahira is a radio broadcaster, serving as news anchor for various programs and host of the popular radio program Mitali (Letters From Listeners). She is a television producer and on-camera talent for the weekly VOA Bangla programs VOA 60 America, telecast on Desh TV, and NTV's Hello America! She has had seven years of language teaching experience at the State Department (FSI). From 2006 - 2009, she attended the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, where she worked with a net-based language program, LangNet. She worked for the U.S. government from 2009-2011, as a South Asia expert, conducting research on regional socioeconomic and political trends and served as editorial support for the Asia Pacific Defense Forum Magazine. At VOA, she demonstrates her passion for the Bangla language and for radio and TV production, broadcast studio operation, and web editing. Tahira graduated from Dhaka University with a degree in political science. She is also an accomplished classical Odissi dancer.
Selim Hossain began his career as a reporter through the Daily New Nation in 1990 while he was studying Public Administration at The University of Dhaka.
He joined the daily Independent in 1994 as a senior reporter and gained vast experience in reporting in politics, economics, education, culture, diplomacy, international relations, crime, etc.
He joined the Embassy of Japan as the Information and Cultural specialist and worked to promote Japanese development works, culture and education in Bangladesh until he migrated to the USA in August 2005.
He worked as the Chief News Editor for STV USA between February 2006 and October 2007, News Editor for NTV between February 2008 and January 2009 and News Editor for ATN Bangla between February 2009 and May 2013.
Selim joined VOA Bangla Service in June 2013.