Riyad Ali is an Israeli journalist of Druze descent, who serves as a reporter for Channel 11 News. Ali was born in the village of Maghar in the Galilee. He is an attorney, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in law from Ono Academic College. Ali also served as a group instructor in the Jewish-Arab community of Neve Shalom. Ali started working for Channel One in 1998 and was initially a researcher on the “Arabska” program. In 2000, he began working as the West Bank correspondent for the station’s prime time news hour. In 2002 he went to work for CNN as a field producer. In September 2004, during his journalistic work in Gaza, Ali was abducted by Palestinian militants in Gaza and released a day later. In 2005 he returned to Channel One and continued working work for the Israeli Broadcasting Corporation in the area of documentary films. In May 2020, following the Corona epidemic, Ali created a series of spots about working from home.