Ismail who is also Standard Group’s external affairs/editorial liaison manager will serve in the government board for a period of three years.
The seasoned journalist currently hosts a show on KTN News together with Queenter Mbori-Soina where they address social issues affecting women and the family unit in general.
Being one of the most recognisable faces on TV, Ismail started with her pursuing a Diploma in Public Relations at the University of Nairobi before upgrading it with a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Journalism at the Kenya Methodist University (KEMU).
She began her media career at Iqra FM where she was a news anchor and reporter before she joined Sound Asia FM.
The journalist switched media houses in 2006 when she joined Radio Africa Group where she worked as a news presenter and reporter for Kiss 100 FM and Classic 105 FM.
She, later on, joined the Standard Group where she worked as a TV News anchor mostly on the 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. bulletins as well as a reporter.
Najma would later take a step back from TV, in an announcement misinterpreted to mean that she was leaving the station.
As her fans bid her goodbye, the anchor clarified that she â€œhad gotten dental braces, which couldnâ€™t allow her to read the news while wearing them,” and she was still at the Standard Group.
Later on she was elevated to Standard Group’s external affairs/editorial liaison manager – a position she holds to date.
In 2019, she was appointed Education Goodwill Ambassador by the by the Kenya Education Fund (KEF).
â€œAs an employee of the Standard Group, I am humbled and honored to have been chosen by the Kenya Education Fund (KEF) team to become part of their noble cause of providing educational support to the less privileged. I am drawn to the impact KEF has on our country giving Kenyans access to quality education to improve communities and break the cycle of poverty,â€ she stated while accepting her appointment.
Among other achievements, Ismail has in the past been featured among Top 30 Muslim Achievers in Kenya.