Dr. Shahid Masood is a renowned Pakistani journalist who have worked in all major Pakistani channels. This is a brief biography to share the profile details of Dr. Shahid Masood.
Early Life & Education:
Dr. Shahid Masood was born in Saudi Arabia where his father worked as a civil engineer and mother as a teacher. He spent his childhood in Riyadh & Taif and completed his schooling from Pakistan International School.
He did his FSc from DJ Science College, Karachi and then started his medical education from Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU). Later he studied International Relations & Defence Studies from Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.
Dr. Shahid is married and has two daughters, he says that his success in professional life is also because of the support of his wife.
Dr. Shahid Masood started his journalism career from ARY Digital Network in 2001. His first show ‘Views on News’ was aired from ARY News. He was the only Pakistani journalist who has covered the war in Afghanistan, Iraq & Lebanon.
In 2007 he joined Geo as Executive Director and hosted the show ‘Meray Mutabiq’. It was a huge success and became one of the most watched current affairs during prime time.
During the era of Yusuf Raza Gillani he was appointed as the Chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV) Network but resigned within few months. After resignation he joined Geo again and then ARY in 2010.
In 2011 Shahid Masood became part of Express News for the first time starting a new program ‘Shahid Nama’. He then switched channels on short intervals from Royal News, Jaag TV and finally at News One. Though for a brief time he worked for Bol News but within months rejoined News One.
Currently he hosts the program ‘Live with Dr. Shahid Masood’ from News One. You can watch the latest episodes on the official website of Dr. Shahid Masood.
Dr. Shahid Masood also gained fame because of his famous documentary End of Time (The Hidden Truth) which was aired on ARY in 2004.
Similar documentary programmes were also aired on News One & ARY in 2015, 2-16 & 2017 which were named The Lost Chapters, Final Call & The Moment.
On many occasions Dr. Shahid Masood was called to appear in courts. He was charged with fine, his shows received ban for few days to 3 months and was asked to submit written apology to courts.
After his analyzes on the murder of Zainab his show was banned for three months on the order of Supreme Court of Pakistan
You can connect with Dr. Shahid Masood on twitter at @Shahidmasooddr