sally ayhan







Presenter and Producer, The Square, TRT World: January 2019 – Present

  • Producer and presenter for a bi weekly half hour program on social and human-interest stories across the US.
  • Produce and presented 12 minute documentaries as well as present a studiobased debate related to the documentary topic.
  • Topics covered include the vaccine debate, the US water crisis and immigration.


Washington Correspondent, TRT World Washington DC: April 2018 – Present

  • Foreign correspondent in Washington DC. Covering US and Global politics.
  • From the 2016 US election to immigration and environment, covered core political, social, cultural and environmental issues within the US.


Presenter/Foreign Correspondent, TRT World Istanbul: July 2015- September 2016

  • Main anchor for Turkish Radio Television’s International English language news channel based in Istanbul.
  • Presented daily rolling and breaking world news bulletins.
  • Foreign Correspondent deploying worldwide for breaking news and covering major stories such as Europe’s refugee crisis, the Istanbul and Ankara bombings and the war in Syria.
  • Most recent deployments have included the Iranian elections in Tehran, the 2016 election campaign in the United States and the EU referendum in the UK.


Presenter/Correspondent, Nine Network Australia: Sept 2013 - Sept 2014

  • Main anchor for afternoon News show on Channel Nine, Perth.
  • Wrote and presented the output both in studio and on location.
  • As a correspondent, responded to breaking news across the region, providing lives and content on a wide range of news stories.


Environment Correspondent, Nine Network Australia: May 2013 - September 2014

  • Reported on environment stories across Western Australia including cyclones, droughts and floods. Both in studio and live on location


Weather Presenter, Nine Network Australia: May 2013 - September 2014

  • Researched, produced and presented evening weather coverage for Channel Nine, Australia.
  • Role also involved building graphics and compiling data and analysis and frequently presenting on location.


Columnist, Fairfax Media, Perth 2013 - 2014

  • Weekly columnist for Australia’s most coveted news agency.
  • Weekly columns included a wide range of subject matter from climate change to global affairs and politics.


Environment Correspondent/Presenter, The Weather Channel Australia: 2009 - 2013

  • National environment presenter and correspondent working in studio and on location. Covering major weather events such as cyclones and flooding, plus environmental disasters.
  • Produced and scripted content.
  • Covered worldwide events such as the 2011 Japan Tsunami in Tohoku.


Post Production Manager, 2 Dogs Post, Sydney: 2008 - 2009

  • Managed the post production of several documentaries and productions.
  • Included coordinating producers and edits in a very busy post-production house.


Staff Writer, Time Out Istanbul 2006 - 2007

  • Researched and wrote features in Istanbul and around Turkey, focusing on the culture, lifestyle, music and food of the region for an expat audience.




MA International Politics, City University, London

BA Media and Sociology, La Trobe University, Melbourne

Semester abroad, Bogazici University, Istanbul (BA degree)



English – native. Turkish – fluent



Editing – Adobe Premier and Edius. Basic Camera work.