Remona Aly

About

I’m a journalist, commentator and broadcaster with a focus on faith, lifestyle and identity.

I write for The Guardian and other media outlets on anything from The Great British Bake Off to burkinisfashion to interfaith football and Ramadan to rock music

I’m a regular Pause for Thought contributor on BBC Radio 2 for the Chris Evans Breakfast show and a presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Something Understood. As a commentator on TV and radio, I’ve appeared on Sky News, ITV and the BBC – often at the crack of dawn when my face is still falling into place.

I was Deputy Editor of emel – a vibrant and glossy British Muslim lifestyle magazine. Since going freelance in 2009, I became Director of Communications for the Exploring Islam Foundation which specialises in dynamic PR campaigns and resources on Islam and Muslims across media platforms. 

I’m also a presenter for Things Unseen, an award-winning podcast which centres on moral, spiritual and ethical issues. And I eat chocolate digestives religiously.  

Academic background: BA in English Literature & Classical Studies, MA in Medieval Studies (yep, I live in the here and now), Royal Holloway, University of London.