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  • Lyse DoucetA BBC TV and radio anchor and correspondent, Lyse Doucet often anchors special news coverage from around the world. She interviews world leaders such as Afghan President Hamid Karzai and covers breaking stories such as the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami on India and Indonesia.

  • George ArneyAn experienced BBC broadcasting veteran, George Arney has specialized in covering South Asia for almost 30 years. George is a regular anchor on the World Service's news program, Newshour and The World Today. He is frequently heard on the BBC World Service when Asian affairs are the topic.

  • Ros AtkinsRos Atkins hosts the discussion program, World, Have Your Say, weekdays from London. Ros began his career in Johannesburg as Centre Policy Studies' researcher before joining the BBC as news and sports producer and the BBC World Service, where he utilizes his knowledge of Africa and the Caribbean.

  • Claire BoldersonClaire Bolderson has been a BBC veteran for almost 20 years, starting as a correspondent based in Indonesia reporting on South Asia. She moved on to the Washington Bureau as North America Correspondent before anchoring for BBC's World Service and Radio 4.

  • Julian MarshallJulian Marshall is an anchor of Newshour, the BBC World Service flagship news and current affairs program and has won several awards including UK's prestigious Sony Gold Award. Julian also reports on major events such as the capture of Saddam Hussein and the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami.

  • Dan DamonDan started out as a BBC radio technical operator before leaving to cover wars and revolutions in countries from Mongolia to Albana with a freelance news team that included his wife, a camera operator. He returned to the BBC as a reporter covering environmental, energy and human rights issues.

  • Jo FidgenJo Fidgen anchors BBC World Service programs, including rolling news coverage on stories including the Iraq war, the Beslan siege and the London bombings. She has been a reporter, producer and anchor on several BBC networks and edited a documentary series Learning to Solve the World's Problems.

  • Carrie GracieThe Interview CV host Carrie Gracie has been with BBC World Service for more than 30 years, starting out as a reporter in Beijing, taking a few years off to complete a degree in Mandarin Chinese before returning to the Beijing bureau. Now at the BBC in the UK, Carrie anchors for various shows.

  • Roger HearingAfter starting out at the Birmingham Post newspaper, Roger was a BBC correspondent in South Asia, Southern Europe and East Africa for about 10 years before returning to the UK, reporting and anchoring mainly for the BBC World Service and BBC World TV.

  • Owen Bennet JonesA BBC anchor for almost 20 years, Owen Bennett-Jones was a BBC correspondent in Romania right after the revolution and covered Europe, Asia and the Middle East reporting on crises in countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Owen also writes for UK newspapers such as The Guardian and Financial Times.

  • Robin LustigAfter a 20-year career as a print journalist for Reuters and Britain's newspaper The Observer, Robin anchored a variety of news programs for the BBC including coverage of the Iraq war, elections in Israel, Britain, the US and Iran, and documentaries on subjects such as AIDS in Africa and democracy.

  • Fergus NicollFergus Nicoll joined the BBC as a producer for the African Service before moving to reporting for BBC's Cairo Bureau. Following several years at BBC World TV, he returned to news-gathering as a World Affairs Correspondent, filing reports from Cameroon rainforests to Sarajevo refugee settlements.

  • Max PearsonMax has been a BBC World Service lead anchor for more than 20 years. He first worked on BBC radio but resigned to see the world after completing his post-graduate work in broadcast journalism. After traveling the Middle East, India, Pakistan and the Far East, the World Service is a natural for him.