Lotfullah Najafizada was born December 3, 1987 and is a BBA graduate from Kardan University. He is a successful news anchor and reporter who has been working with Moby Group (parent company for TOLO TV, Lemar TV, TOLOnews, Arman FM and Arachozia Radios).
He is the Head of Current Affairs at Afghanistan’s first and biggest 24 hour news channel, TOLOnews. Lotfullah oversees a team of dozens of broadcast journalists who produce more than seven hours of live and pre-produced content a day in the sphere of politics, economy and culture. Lotfullah began his journalistic activities in 2004 for a local newspaper in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif. Among his previous employments in the last eight years, Lotfullah has worked for the NATO mission in Afghanistan, providing strategic communications services. As a World Press Institute fellow, Lotfullah conducted research on the US mid-term elections in 2010. Lotfullah is a Young Leader (2011) at the Asia Society.
Najafizada was one of those whose pictures were posted with the Taliban's death-threat voice-overs. “This statement was the first of its kind in the past 14 or 15 years.(20151018)
Lotfullah Najafizada was receiving the Kate Webb prize given to his television station in Hong Kong on January 12, 2017. Independent Afghan TV news station TOLO picked up the 2016 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb prize on January 12 for its fearless reporting in one of the world's most dangerous countries. The prize, named after a crusading AFP reporter who died in 2007, was given to the privately-run station, which saw seven of its employees killed in a Taliban attack in January 2016.(20170112)
He speaks Dari and English.