Shabnam Riaz is an Award-winning News Anchor and Author. She has been working with PTV News since 2002 and is also a Desk Editor. She is the recepient of the National Award for Best Newsreader 2003-2005.Shabnam has written three books. Two are poetry : "The Whispering Wind " and an award-winning childrens book "Twinkling Tunes." She has also authored a textbook,"General Knowledge , Class One" that is being taught in federal schools.She is also a voice-over artist and has been writing for various Newspapers .She has also hosted numerous State functions among them were The International Judicial Conference, held in Islamabad on August11th to 13th, 2006 and the inaugaraion of the Pakistan - China Friendship centre in 2010.She is regularly invited by educational institutions and embassies to judge nationwide essay writing and debating competitions.