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  • Lyse Doucet

    A 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.

  • Julian Marshall

    Julian has been presenting Newshour for quarter of a century! His BBC career began in the mid-seventies with the World Service's Africa division when he reported from all over the continent at a time of considerable political turbulence. And he likes to draw on that background as a Newshour presenter. Along the way he's picked up four Sony gold medals either individually or as part of the team. He's most proud of his award for the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990. Married with four children Julian likes to relax with long distance walks on the west coast of Wales.

  • 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 Fidgen

    Jo 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 Gracie

    Carrie Gracie is the BBC China Editor 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.

  • 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 Jones

    A 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.

  • Fergus Nicoll

    Fergus 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 Pearson

    Max 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.

  • Razia Iqbal

    Razia Iqbal is one of the main hosts of Newshour, the flagship current affairs programme of the BBC World service. She has worked for the BBC for twenty-five years. She began her career in the newsroom and was soon sent to Pakistan as a reporter. She was the BBC's arts correspondent for ten years and travelled all over the world covering cultural stories.

  • James Menendez

    James Menendez joined BBC Newshour as a regular anchor in 2012 having worked as a host, correspondent, and international producer for the BBC. He is also a regular anchor on BBC World News TV. James has also worked for the BBC as a world affairs producer, which included deployments to a range of countries including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Kuwait between 2001 and 2003.

  • Jamie Commerasamy

    Jamie Commerasamy is a regular presenter of Newshour since 2010. Before that, James presented the BBC's daily European affairs programme, Europe Today. He is also a presenter on BBC World News TV. James has spent 15 years as a BBC correspondent, with postings in Washington, Paris, Warsaw and Moscow.