Folly Bah Thibault is a journalist and Principal Presenter for Al Jazeera English, based in Doha, Qatar.
She joined the network in 2010, having previously worked at the French news channel, France24, in Paris ,and Voice of America in Washington D.C. Folly has covered some of the world's biggest news stories including the 2004 tsunami, which devastated the southern regions of Asia, and the historic campaign and election of Barack Obama as president of the United States in 2008. She has also covered numerous stories that have dealt with humanitarian and immigrant issues from Africa to South America and beyond.
Folly Bah Thibault is also the founder and president of the Foundation “Elle Ira A l’Ecole,” which promotes the education of girls in Guinea so they can later access a profession that will bring them freedom and dignity.
She was born in Conakry in 1978 where she spent the early years of her childhood, until her family moved to Nairobi, Kenya in 1987. She earned a Baccalaureate in French literature with honors, before heading to the United States to attend Howard University and the American University in Washington, DC, picking up a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast journalism and a Master's degree in International Communication along the way. She speaks four languages, including French and Swahili.