Saudi television anchorwoman Weam al-Dekheil has become the first female news presenter on a state-owned Saudi television channel.
Al-Dekheil appeared on a Thursday news program, setting a precedent for Saudi women.
According to local media reports, al-Dekheil graduated from Beirut’s Lebanese American University before working at several prominent Arab news platforms, including Qatari news channel Al-Jazeera and London-based daily Al-Hayat.
Al-Dekheil’s appearance on Saudi state television comes as part of a raft of reforms introduced by King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
Last year, the king announced his decision to allow women to drive — a move that went into effect in June.