Tehmina Kaoosji is a Communications Consultant, Independent Broadcast Journalist and Gender Equity Activist currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A familiar and in-demand broadcast face, Tehmina has more than a decade of LIVE breaking news and current affairs programming experience.

She currently anchors ‘Niaga Spotlight’, Astro Awani’s weekly business highlights show. She previously anchored ‘Wacana English’, Sinar Daily’s flagship current affairs talk show and ‘Money Matters’, TV3 Malaysia’s flagship financial talk show.

She was with the Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA), from 2014-2020, anchoring and producing special projects and annual highlights like the National Budget and Election coverage. She also anchored and produced the talkshow ‘Tea with Tehmina’,‘Bernama Today’ and ‘The Nation’, focusing on topics of national and regional current affairs.

Tehmina is a Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellow and TedX Malaysia alumni. She has spoken at Malaysian Parliament on Online Hate Speech & Disinformation as part of the Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR).

Tehmina was nominated by the US Embassy KL as the 2022 Robert Murrow Fellow under the International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) for broadcast journalists, hosted by the US Department of State. She participated in the German Federal Foreign Office’s Disinformation & Media Freedom workshop in Berlin.

She has participated in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Journalism & Media Ethics Training in Tallinn, Estonia.

Tehmina combines solid news judgment with an engaging broadcast personality. She is a versatile and highly experienced emcee and moderator of high-level debates and conferences on a wide range of subjects- from business, economy and technology, to politics and women’s rights, sustainable development, public interest issues and media freedom. Her expertise in deftly presenting and steering debate and conversations around Malaysian-centric news while keeping a broader lens on Asia and the global arena, assures non-partisan, solutions journalism outcomes.

In addition to her work with Malaysian, regional and global media organisations- Tehmina is Partner & Communications Director of the strategic communications consultancy, The Big Picture (TBP) Communications Sdn Bhd, which specialises in advocacy and policy based outcomes for international organisations such as the United Nations Population Fund. Her work also focuses on collaboration and strategising with civil society and in particular, women’s rights organisations.