Al Anstey is the managing director of Al Jazeera English (AJE), the international news and current affairs channel that broadcasts to over 260 million households in more than 130 countries around the world. Al is responsible for leading the channel into its next stage of evolution, and oversees its day-to-day operations across its international bureau and programming. Under his leadership, the channel has picked up numerous awards and accolades including RTS News Channel of the Year, a Peabody, a DuPont and the Columbia Journalism Award. Prior to joining Al Jazeera in 2005, Al was as head of foreign news at ITN in the UK, after many years as their senior foreign editor. He also ran ITN's American operations for two years after 9/11. Al started his career as a producer at CBS News, and then moved to the start-up of Reuters GMTV as a reporter and news editor. He then joined Associated Press Television News (APTN) as senior producer for South Asia based in New Delhi, and then Sydney, before taking on the position of Asia editor with responsibility for APTN's bureaus and coverage across Asia.