Habiba Nosheen

Habiba (she/her) is a Peabody and three-time Emmy-Award-Winning journalist and filmmaker.

Originally from Pakistan, she now splits her time between Toronto and New York. She is the creator and host of the investigative podcast series, Conviction: The Disappearance of Nuseiba Hasan, with Gimlet Media/Spotify. The series was named one of the best podcasts of 2022 by The Guardian. Habiba’s works in audio and documentary films and her storytelling often focuses on themes of social justice and women's rights.

Her 2013 documentary, Outlawed in Pakistan, premiered at Sundance, where it was called “one of the standouts of Sundance” by The L.A. Times and aired nationally on PBS FRONTLINE. Habiba's radio documentary, "What Happened at Dos Erres," for This American Life, was dubbed “a masterpiece of storytelling” by The New Yorker and won a Peabody and two Overseas Press Club awards. In 2021, she was also recognized by DOC NYC as 40 under 40 for her work in documentary films. She is currently part of GOTHAM/HBO Documentary Films' inaugural cohort for the Documentary Development Initiative. Habiba teaches at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and is a proud special needs mom.


Re:sound's Gwen Macsai hosts Best of the Best: The 2012 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, showcasing the best radio stories of the year - winners of the 2012 TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.