Rima Njeim is a Lebanese Radio broadcaster and a TV host, who has worked in this field for 16 years. You can currently hear her Live on YA RIMA, which happens to be the highest rated program of its kind.
Rima is originally from Maasser el Chouf, she was born and raised in Ain el Rimmeneh due to the Lebanese civil war. Rima attended the Lebanese University and decided to major in politic and economical sciences. However, her true passion lied in Radio so she decided to pursue it. For four years, she took jobs at any radio that was hiring where she would mainly voice over special reports.
This experience was essential to start her career and help her develop skills that would prove to be vital in the development and evolution of her career. Rima’s career reached a major turning point when she was given the opportunity to be part of the sawt el ghad team, which happens to be one of the most famous Lebanese radio stations. At sawt el ghad she was given her own show entitled ya rima this was a big shift from the voice over’s and ads. The show was an instant success as more and more Lebanese listeners tuned in every Monday to listen to Rima discussing the most recent and current issue and at the same entertaining them making sure their morning starts at the right tune. This show is also a social spiritual show, giving listeners the opportunity to unload and discuss any problems or issue that was frustrating them. She would give them advice and encourage other listeners to comment too, working together to attain serenity.
Besides Ya Rima she launched her second radio program entitled awa2el. Awa2el differs from Ya Rima in being a one on one interview show where she interviews celebrities of the Arab world. Among the list of impressive high class celebrities who were interviewed by ya rima were Omar El Sherif, Mansour El Rahbani, Raymond Gebara, Sabah, Mageda El Roumi, Doureid Lahham. In addition to that, Rima took part in many successful radio drama series that aired on sawt el ghad. In 2009, her hard work paid off and she was thus appointed as the programs manager in Sawt el Ghad.
Rima’s huge success allowed her to receive the opportunity to host many important and special events and programs on TV. Her first appearance on TV was with LBC where she presented many entertainment episodes. She was also selected to present the show naghamat hayatee where she hosted Gibran tueni. Rima Njeim also hosted the Murex D’or in 2009. Following her successful string of appearance on TV she collaborated with the director tony kahwagi and started her own show on LBC entitled Ibtada El Mechwar where she welcomed the prominent Arab stars such as Assala, Hani Chaker, Nawal El Zoghbi, Najwa Karam, Shirine, Nancy Ajram and many more. Rima njeim was chosen to be a member of the jury on the show the perfect bride which aired on LBCI. She has also 1 been a jury in the esteem panel of juries of the murex d’or for twelve years now. She conquered radio, television and then decided to conquer the field of journalism. She launched a monthly online magazine entitled RIMAG. This magazine covered social lifestyle beauty fashion spiritual and coaching topics with experts in all the fields. She is now currently working in launching her own radio station.
Her hardwork paid off in more ways than one. People in the industry recognized her hard work and the important role she played in society . Rima received an award for Best Radio Broadcaster from the Student Celebrity awards (2009-2010), the Media festival/ Lebanese University/ Faculty of information and documentation(2002) and the Arab Festival of the Media (2006)
Her growing success gives her the opportunity to be a role model for her listeners and to give back to society. She uses her voice to empower the people and support causes. She spreads awareness and motivates her listeners to care and offer a helping hand. She also keeps her listeners up to date with all the current events, whether they are social, political, international or local since she feels it is important to be aware of everything happening around you. Her social activities extended to participating in numerous conferences in universities, schools, organizations etc where she discusses social topics , medical causes, and issues related to the media. Somme of those universities and schools include Aub, lau, aust, usek, auce , montana school, etc.
With Rima the future hold ultimate possibilities because she has proven herself to be one of the most determined, hardworking, smart and strong-willed woman of our time.
RIMA NJEIM PORTRAIT
PHOTO BY SAMI AZOURI
RIMA NJEIM PORTRAIT
PHOTO BY SAMI AZOURI