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BBC
The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters is at Broadcasting House in the City of Westminster, London. It is the largest broadcaster in the world, with about 23,000 staff...

 has employed many journalists and newsreaders to present its news programmes as well as to provide news reports and interviews. The following list names individuals who are no longer employed by the BBC in its news division BBC News
BBC News
BBC News is the department of the British Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online...

.

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  • Kate Adie
    Kate Adie
    Kathryn "Kate" Adie , OBE , is a British journalist. Her most high-profile role was that of chief news correspondent for BBC News, during which time she became well known for reporting from war zones around the world...

    - Chief news correspondent for BBC News
    BBC News
    BBC News is the department of the British Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online...

     during which time she became well-known for reporting from war zones around the world
  • Robin Aitken
    Robin Aitken
    Robin Aitken is a British journalist who for many years worked for the BBC. He wrote a book alleging liberal and left-wing bias at the BBC. He has held a seminar on this subject at the Thomas More Institute.-External links:...

    - BBC journalist since 1978. Left in 2005, ending his career on BBC Radio 4's The Today Programme. Aitken published Can We Trust the BBC? (Continuum Press) in February 2007, which asserted the BBC was guilty of an "unconscious, institutionalised Leftism"
  • Michael Aspel
    Michael Aspel
    Michael Terence Aspel, OBE is an English television presenter, known for his reserved demeanour and rich speaking voice. He has been a high-profile TV personality in the United Kingdom since the 1960s, presenting programmes such as Crackerjack, Aspel and Company, This is Your Life, Strange But...

    - one of the early BBC Television News newsreaders, together with Robert Dougall
    Robert Dougall
    Robert Dougall MBE was a British broadcaster and ornithologist, mainly known as a newsreader and announcer.-Television news:...

    , Richard Baker
    Richard Baker (broadcaster)
    Richard Baker OBE is a British broadcaster best known as a newsreader for the BBC News from 1954 to 1982. He was a contemporary of Kenneth Kendall and Robert Dougall and was the first person to read the BBC Television News in 1954. At one time he lived in Barnet, North London...

     and Kenneth Kendall
    Kenneth Kendall
    Kenneth Kendall is a retired British broadcaster. He was a contemporary of Richard Baker and Robert Dougall...

    . He has since hosted This is Your Life
    This Is Your Life
    This Is Your Life is an American television documentary series broadcast on NBC, originally hosted by its producer, Ralph Edwards from 1952 to 1961. In the show, the host surprises a guest, and proceeds to take them through their life in front of an audience including friends and family.Edwards...

    and Antiques Roadshow
    Antiques Roadshow
    Antiques Roadshow is a British television show in which antiques appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom to appraise antiques brought in by local people. It has been running since 1979...


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  • Richard Baker
    Richard Baker (broadcaster)
    Richard Baker OBE is a British broadcaster best known as a newsreader for the BBC News from 1954 to 1982. He was a contemporary of Kenneth Kendall and Robert Dougall and was the first person to read the BBC Television News in 1954. At one time he lived in Barnet, North London...

    - The first to read the BBC Television News in 1954 (in voiceover).
  • Joan Bakewell - worked on BBC Radio 4
    BBC Radio 4
    BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station, operated and owned by the BBC, that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes, including news, drama, comedy, science and history. It replaced the BBC Home Service in 1967. The station controller is currently Gwyneth Williams, and the...

     and Newsnight
    Newsnight
    Newsnight is a BBC Television current affairs programme noted for its in-depth analysis and often robust cross-examination of senior politicians. Jeremy Paxman has been its main presenter for over two decades....

    on BBC Two
    BBC Two
    BBC Two is the second television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom. It covers a wide range of subject matter, but tending towards more 'highbrow' programmes than the more mainstream and popular BBC One. Like the BBC's other domestic TV and radio...

  • Matt Barbet
    Matt Barbet
    Matthew "Matt" Barbet is a British television journalist who presents 5 News. He was previously a presenter and reporter for BBC London from 2003 to 2007, presented BBC London's Children in Need coverage in 2006 and he also acted as an occasional presenter on BBC Breakfast in 2007, as a cover for...

    - presenter on BBC London
    BBC London
    BBC London is the BBC English Region producing local radio, television, teletext and online services in London and parts of the surrounding area. Its output includes the daily BBC London News and the weekly Politics Show on television, the BBC London 94.9 radio station and local coverage of the...

     and previously Radio 1
    BBC Radio 1
    BBC Radio 1 is a British national radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in current popular music and chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7:00pm including electronic dance, hip hop, rock...

    's Newsbeat until he moved to Five News
    Five News
    5 News is the news programme of British broadcaster Channel 5, produced by Sky News. From 1 January 2005, Sky News was awarded the contract to provide the news for Channel 5, replacing ITN, which had provided the channel's news service from the channel's launch in 1997...

     in October 2007.
  • Sue Beardsmore
    Sue Beardsmore
    Susan Beardsmore is a former BBC television presenter who fronted the regional news programme BBC Midlands Today for twenty years....

    - presenter of the regional news programme for the Midlands: Midlands Today
    Midlands Today
    Midlands Today is the BBC's regional television news programme for the West Midlands region, which covers the north of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands county...

  • Martin Bell
    Martin Bell
    Martin Bell, OBE, is a British UNICEF Ambassador, a former broadcast war reporter and former independent politician...

    - was a prolific world affairs correspondent covering many conflicts in 30 years as a reporter until leaving the BBC in 1997 to become a politician
  • Jennie Bond
    Jennie Bond
    Jennifer "Jennie" Bond is an English journalist and television presenter. She worked for fourteen years as the BBC's royal correspondent. She has most recently hosted Cash in the Attic and narrated the five series programme, Great British Menu.-Early career:She was educated at St...

    - Royal correspondent for BBC News for 13 years until 2003
  • Louise Botting
    Louise Botting
    Elizabeth Louise Botting CBE was presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme between 1977 and 1992. After her broadcasting career, she became one of the first female directors of a FTSE-100 company, through her appointment to the board of CGNU...

    CBE - presenter of BBC Radio 4 Money Box from 1977 to 1992
  • Michael Buerk
    Michael Buerk
    Michael Duncan Buerk is a BBC journalist and newsreader, most famous for his reporting of the Ethiopian famine on 23 October 1984, which inspired the Band Aid charity record.-Early life:...

    - presenter of the Ten
    BBC Ten O'Clock News
    The BBC News at Ten is the flagship evening news programme for British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel. It is presented by Huw Edwards, and deputised by Fiona Bruce. It is the final comprehensive news programme of the day on BBC One...

     O'Clock bulletin from 2000 - 2003.

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  • Tom Carver
    Tom Carver
    Tom Carver is a writer and former BBC foreign correspondent. He is also the step-grandson of Field Marshal Montgomery.-Biography:...

    - held various posts as foreign correspondent, before becoming Washington D.C. correspondent for eight years. Now works for Control Risks Group
    Control Risks Group
    Control Risks is a global risk and strategic consulting firm specialising in political, security and integrity risk. Control Risks’ aim is to help its clients to understand and manage the risks of operating in complex or hostile environments...

  • Nick Clarke
    Nick Clarke
    Nicholas Campbell Clarke , was an English radio and television presenter and journalist, primarily known for his work on BBC Radio 4....

    - presenter of The World At One
    The World At One
    The World at One, or WATO for short, is BBC Radio 4's long-running lunchtime news and current affairs programme, which is broadcast from 1pm to 1:30pm from Monday to Friday. The programme describes itself as "Britain's leading political programme. With a reputation for rigorous and original...

     on BBC Radio 4
    BBC Radio 4
    BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station, operated and owned by the BBC, that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes, including news, drama, comedy, science and history. It replaced the BBC Home Service in 1967. The station controller is currently Gwyneth Williams, and the...

     from 1994 until he died of cancer in 2006. He also appeared on Newsnight
    Newsnight
    Newsnight is a BBC Television current affairs programme noted for its in-depth analysis and often robust cross-examination of senior politicians. Jeremy Paxman has been its main presenter for over two decades....

     and The World This Weekend
    The World This Weekend
    The World This Weekend was launched on 17 September 1967. It is a weekly news and current affairs programme broadcast from 1pm to 1:30pm on BBC Radio 4 every Sunday, essentially the Sunday version of The World at One....

    .
  • John Cole - was the BBC's political editor between 1981 and 1992.
  • Stephen Cole
    Stephen Cole
    Stephen Cole is a presenter for Al Jazeera English. Previously, he worked for the BBC.-Broadcasting career:...

    - presenter on BBC World
    BBC World
    BBC World News is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel. It has the largest audience of any BBC channel in the world...

     and of technical programme Click Online. Now with Al Jazeera English.
  • Alistair Cooke
    Alistair Cooke
    Alfred Alistair Cooke KBE was a British/American journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and Alistair Cooke's America, he was well known in the United States as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theater from 1971 to 1992...

    - broadcaster, presented Letter from America
    Letter from America
    Letter from America was a weekly 15-minute radio series on BBC Radio 4, previously called the Home Service, which ran for 2,869 shows from 24 March 1946 to 20 February 2004, making it the longest-running speech radio programme in history...

    until October 2004, he died later in the same month.
  • Frances Coverdale relief presenter on the Nine
    BBC Nine O'Clock News
    The BBC Nine O'Clock News was the flagship BBC News programme launched on 14 September 1970, which ran until 15 October 2000, when it was controversially moved to BBC News at Ten....

     o'clock bulletin in the 1980s

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  • Nasteh Dahir
    Nasteh Dahir
    Nasteh Dahir Farah was a Somali reporter, and vice-president of the National Union of Somali Journalists. He was murdered in Kismayo, Somalia, on June 7, 2008....

    - foreign correspondent for the BBC in Somalia, murdered in 2008.
  • Jill Dando
    Jill Dando
    Jill Wendy Dando was an English journalist, television presenter and newsreader who worked for the BBC for 14 years. She was murdered by gunshot outside her home in Fulham, West London; her killer has never been identified....

    - presenter of BBC News programmes as well as others including Holiday
    Holiday
    A Holiday is a day designated as having special significance for which individuals, a government, or a religious group have deemed that observance is warranted. It is generally an official or unofficial observance of religious, national, or cultural significance, often accompanied by celebrations...

    and Crimewatch
    Crimewatch
    Crimewatch is a long-running and high-profile British television programme produced by the BBC, that reconstructs major unsolved crimes with a view to gaining information from the members of the public. The programme is usually broadcast once a month on BBC One...

    until her murder in 1999.
  • William Davis
    William Davis (journalist)
    William Davis, Knight, Order of Merit of Italian Republic, , is a journalist, broadcaster, editor, company director, and founder of the in-flight magazine High Life. In the early 1990s Davis became chairman of the British Tourist Authority and English Tourist Board...

    - Economics broadcaster and commentator. One of the original presenters of The Money Programme
    The Money Programme
    The Money Programme is a finance and business affairs television programme on BBC2.It was first broadcast on 5 April 1966 and presented by "commentators" William Davis, Erskine Childers and Joe Roeber. At this time David Attenborough was the controller of BBC2...

     and BBC Radio 4's The World At One
    The World At One
    The World at One, or WATO for short, is BBC Radio 4's long-running lunchtime news and current affairs programme, which is broadcast from 1pm to 1:30pm from Monday to Friday. The programme describes itself as "Britain's leading political programme. With a reputation for rigorous and original...

  • Sir Robin Day
    Robin Day
    Sir Robin Day, OBE was a British political broadcaster and commentator. His obituary in the Guardian stated that "he was the most outstanding television journalist of his generation...

    - political broadcaster and commentator, he died in 2000.
  • Robert Dougall
    Robert Dougall
    Robert Dougall MBE was a British broadcaster and ornithologist, mainly known as a newsreader and announcer.-Television news:...

    - one of the first BBC Television News newsreaders, together with Richard Baker and Kenneth Kendall
    Kenneth Kendall
    Kenneth Kendall is a retired British broadcaster. He was a contemporary of Richard Baker and Robert Dougall...

    . He died in 1999.

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  • John Edmunds
    John Edmunds (presenter)
    Professor John Edmunds trained as an actor but is best known as an ABC TV and Associated Rediffusion continuity announcer who later presented BBC Children's TV's Top of the Form, 1966 - 1967. He was a BBC TV newsreader from September 1968 until September 1973, and then again in October 1974 and...

    - a TV newsreader from September 1968 until September 1973, and then again in October 1974 and between September 1979 and June 1981. He also presented the BBC's regional London TV magazine, Town And Around in 1968/1969

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  • Adrian Finighan
    Adrian Finighan
    Adrian Finighan is a British journalist, working as a presenter and reporter for the television channel Al Jazeera English . He is based at AJE’s World headquarters in Doha and presents programmes from there....

    - presenter on BBC News 24
    BBC News 24
    BBC News is the BBC's 24-hour rolling news television network in the United Kingdom. The channel launched as BBC News 24 on 9 November 1997 at 17:30 as part of the BBC's foray into digital domestic television channels, becoming the first competitor to Sky News, which had been running since 1989...

     and BBC World
    BBC World
    BBC World News is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel. It has the largest audience of any BBC channel in the world...

     until early 2006 when he left for CNN International
    CNN International
    CNN International is an international English language television network that carries news, current affairs, politics, opinions, and business programming worldwide. CNN is one of the world's largest news organizations. It is owned by Time Warner, and is affiliated with CNN, which is mainly...

    . Subsequently he left for Al Jazeera English in 2010.
  • Anna Ford
    Anna Ford
    Anna Ford is a retired English journalist and television presenter, best known as a newsreader....

    - presenter of the BBC Six O'Clock News
    BBC Six O'Clock News
    The BBC News at Six is the evening news programme broadcast each night on British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel at 18:00. For a long period the News at Six was the most watched news programme in the UK but since 2006 it has been over taken by the BBC News at Ten...

    from 1987 until 1999 the One O'Clock News
    BBC One O'Clock News
    The BBC News at One is the afternoon news bulletin from the BBC. Produced by BBC News, the programme is broadcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel on Monday to Sunday 1:00pm....

    from 1999 until 2006. She had also worked across other BBC News programmes, having been the first female newsreader at ITN. She left the BBC in 2006.
  • Max Foster
    Max Foster
    Max Foster is a senior Anchor/Correspondent on CNN International, based in London.-Education:Foster spent most of his childhood in Wiltshire, England where he attended Ridgeway School, Swindon and Dauntsey's School, Devizes...

    - business reporter and presenter on BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast is the morning television news programme simulcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel. It is presented live from BBC Television Centre in White City, West London, and contains a mixture of news, sport, weather, business and feature items...

     until he left for CNN International
    CNN International
    CNN International is an international English language television network that carries news, current affairs, politics, opinions, and business programming worldwide. CNN is one of the world's largest news organizations. It is owned by Time Warner, and is affiliated with CNN, which is mainly...

     in 2005.
  • Sir David Frost
    David Frost (broadcaster)
    Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE is a British journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and daytime TV game show host best known for his two decades as host of Through the Keyhole and serious interviews with various political figures, the most notable being Richard Nixon...

    - presented Breakfast with Frost
    Breakfast with Frost
    Breakfast with Frost was a talk show hosted by Sir David Frost on the BBC on Sunday mornings. The news presenter was Moira Stuart. The show ran for more than 12 years and exactly 500 editions between 3 January 1993 and 29 May 2005...

    from 1993 to 2005. Now with Al Jazeera English.

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  • Andrew Gilligan
    Andrew Gilligan
    Andrew Paul Gilligan is a British journalist best known for a 2003 report on BBC Radio 4's The Today Programme in which he said a British government briefing paper on Iraq and weapons of mass destruction had been 'sexed up', a claim that ultimately led to a public inquiry that criticised Gilligan...

    - journalist implicated in the Hutton Report of 2003 following his report on BBC Radio 4's The Today Programme regarding the content of a British government briefing paper. Resigned following publication of the report's findings in the same year. Now with Press TV
    Press TV
    Press TV is a 24-hour English language global news network owned by the Iranian government. Its headquarters are located in Tehran, Iran, with bureaux in Beirut , Damascus , London , Seoul and Washington DC ....


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  • William Hardcastle
    William Hardcastle (broadcaster)
    William Hardcastle was a British journalist, editor of the Daily Mail and first presenter of the lunchtime news programme The World at One on BBC Radio....

    founder presenter of The World at One in 1965.
  • Andrew Harvey
    Andrew Harvey (journalist)
    Andrew Harvey is a British journalist who over a period of thirty years has presented most of main television news programmes of the BBC and ITN on British television.-BBC career:...

    - presenter of main news programmes including the BBC Six O'Clock News
    BBC Six O'Clock News
    The BBC News at Six is the evening news programme broadcast each night on British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel at 18:00. For a long period the News at Six was the most watched news programme in the UK but since 2006 it has been over taken by the BBC News at Ten...

    as main and co-presenter (1984-1996) as well as regional news programmes later including BBC Points West
    BBC Points West
    BBC Points West is the BBC's regional news programme for the West of England, covering Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire...

     and South Today
    South Today
    South Today is the BBC's regional television news programme for East Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Berkshire, West Sussex and the western fringes of Surrey...

    . Left to join ITN.
  • Philip Hayton
    Philip Hayton
    Philip Hayton is a British television presenter. He was born in Keighley in Yorkshire and was educated at Fyling Hall School, an Independent school near Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire in Northern England.-Career:...

    - veteran broadcaster, main and co-presenter of the BBC Six O'Clock News
    BBC Six O'Clock News
    The BBC News at Six is the evening news programme broadcast each night on British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel at 18:00. For a long period the News at Six was the most watched news programme in the UK but since 2006 it has been over taken by the BBC News at Ten...

    (1987-1994), also presented the One O'Clock News as well as regional news in the North of England. Presented on BBC World and BBC News 24
    BBC News 24
    BBC News is the BBC's 24-hour rolling news television network in the United Kingdom. The channel launched as BBC News 24 on 9 November 1997 at 17:30 as part of the BBC's foray into digital domestic television channels, becoming the first competitor to Sky News, which had been running since 1989...

    , resigning from the corporation in 2005 citing "incompatibility" with his new co-presenter Kate Silverton
    Kate Silverton
    Kate Silverton is an English journalist, currently employed by the BBC.- Early life and education :Silverton was born in Essex, England, the daughter of English parents; Terry Silverton, a black-cab driver turned registered hypnotherapist and Patricia Silverton, who now heads her daughter's...

    . He had been with the BBC for 37 years.
  • Triona Holden - joined the BBC in 1984. She was the youngest female national news reporter and the youngest person to present the Today Programme on Radio 4; presented the Six O'Clock News on BBC 1; PM on Radio 4; Newsbeat on Radio 1 and World TV News. She travelled extensively to war zones, famines, disasters. Her most famous 'scoop' was getting onto the wreckage of the Herald of Free Enterprise when it overturned off Zeebrugge and broadcasting live from the scene. She made numerous documentaries, in particular for the Nature Programme on BBC 2 and the Parliamentary unit, some of which were nominated for awards - especially with regard to the environment - and a number of them are now held in the archive at the British Film Institute. Triona worked for a time on Entertainment Express with Selina Scott and was made the first Consumer Affairs Correspondent but shortly afterwards was forced to leave her job with the BBC due to ill health. She is now an artist, author and broadcaster.
  • Sandra Harris - The World At One.

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  • Anna Jones
    Anna Jones
    Anna Jones is a Business presenter for Sky News.After four years as the editor of China Economic Review, Anna joined the BBC in 1992. She spent three years as a senior producer in the BBC's business department, both producing and presenting the Business Breakfast programme from 6am - 7am. Anna then...

    - presented the 9-1pm shift Phillip Hayton on BBC News 24
    BBC News 24
    BBC News is the BBC's 24-hour rolling news television network in the United Kingdom. The channel launched as BBC News 24 on 9 November 1997 at 17:30 as part of the BBC's foray into digital domestic television channels, becoming the first competitor to Sky News, which had been running since 1989...

     from 2003. She had been with the channel since its 1997 launch, originally as a business presenter. She left in 2005, after 12 years, to become a presenter on Sky News
    Sky News
    Sky News is a 24-hour British and international satellite television news broadcaster with an emphasis on UK and international news stories.The service places emphasis on rolling news, including the latest breaking news. Sky News also hosts localised versions of the channel in Australia and in New...

    .
  • Darren Jordon
    Darren Jordon
    Darren Jordon is a British journalist working for the Al-Jazeera 24 hour English language news and current affairs channel, Al Jazeera English....

    - originally sports correspondent on BBC News 24, he moved within the department to present BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast is the morning television news programme simulcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel. It is presented live from BBC Television Centre in White City, West London, and contains a mixture of news, sport, weather, business and feature items...

    and was later deputy presenter of the BBC One O'Clock News
    BBC One O'Clock News
    The BBC News at One is the afternoon news bulletin from the BBC. Produced by BBC News, the programme is broadcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel on Monday to Sunday 1:00pm....

    and weekend bulletins. He left in October 2006 to become a presenter on the Al Jazeera English service, based in Doha
    Doha
    Doha is the capital city of the state of Qatar. Located on the Persian Gulf, it had a population of 998,651 in 2008, and is also one of the municipalities of Qatar...

    .
  • Gillian Joseph
    Gillian Joseph
    Gillian Joseph is a British newscaster currently working for Sky News.-Journalism career:Joseph originally worked for the BBC in Manchester, as well as working as a radio reporter for Radio Merseyside. In 1998, she moved to London and presented Newsroom South East until it ended in 2001...

    - read the headlines on BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast is the morning television news programme simulcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel. It is presented live from BBC Television Centre in White City, West London, and contains a mixture of news, sport, weather, business and feature items...

     as well as occasionally presenting the main programme. She also worked for BBC London
    BBC London
    BBC London is the BBC English Region producing local radio, television, teletext and online services in London and parts of the surrounding area. Its output includes the daily BBC London News and the weekly Politics Show on television, the BBC London 94.9 radio station and local coverage of the...

    . She left for Sky News
    Sky News
    Sky News is a 24-hour British and international satellite television news broadcaster with an emphasis on UK and international news stories.The service places emphasis on rolling news, including the latest breaking news. Sky News also hosts localised versions of the channel in Australia and in New...

     in 2005.

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  • Natasha Kaplinsky
    Natasha Kaplinsky
    Natasha Margaret Kaplinsky is a British newsreader and television presenter, currently employed by ITV having previously worked for Channel 5, Sky News and the BBC...

    - Presenter on BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast is the morning television news programme simulcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel. It is presented live from BBC Television Centre in White City, West London, and contains a mixture of news, sport, weather, business and feature items...

     from 2002, when she joined from Sky News
    Sky News
    Sky News is a 24-hour British and international satellite television news broadcaster with an emphasis on UK and international news stories.The service places emphasis on rolling news, including the latest breaking news. Sky News also hosts localised versions of the channel in Australia and in New...

    , until 2005, and then of the BBC Six O'Clock News
    BBC Six O'Clock News
    The BBC News at Six is the evening news programme broadcast each night on British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel at 18:00. For a long period the News at Six was the most watched news programme in the UK but since 2006 it has been over taken by the BBC News at Ten...

     from 2005 until 2007. While with the BBC she also appeared the One
    BBC One O'Clock News
    The BBC News at One is the afternoon news bulletin from the BBC. Produced by BBC News, the programme is broadcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel on Monday to Sunday 1:00pm....

     and the Ten O'Clock
    BBC Ten O'Clock News
    The BBC News at Ten is the flagship evening news programme for British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel. It is presented by Huw Edwards, and deputised by Fiona Bruce. It is the final comprehensive news programme of the day on BBC One...

     bulletins, as well as presenting on Children in Need
    Children in Need
    Children in Need is an annual British charity appeal organised by the BBC. Since 1980 it has raised over £500 million. The highlight of the Children in Need appeal is an annual telethon, held in November. A teddy bear named "Pudsey Bear" fronts the campaign, while Terry Wogan is a long...

    . She left to become the face of Five News
    Five News
    5 News is the news programme of British broadcaster Channel 5, produced by Sky News. From 1 January 2005, Sky News was awarded the contract to provide the news for Channel 5, replacing ITN, which had provided the channel's news service from the channel's launch in 1997...

     in October 2007.
  • Kenneth Kendall
    Kenneth Kendall
    Kenneth Kendall is a retired British broadcaster. He was a contemporary of Richard Baker and Robert Dougall...

    - The first to read the BBC Television News in 1955 in vision
  • Tasmin Lucia Khan
    Tasmin Lucia Khan
    Tasmin Lucia Khan is a British journalist and news presenter for ITV breakfast show Daybreak. She also presents a news bulletin for the Lorraine programme on ITV. She is a former presenter of BBC Three's hourly news bulletin, 60 Seconds, and presented E24 on the rolling news channel BBC News...

    - Presenter of 60 Seconds
    60 Seconds
    60 Seconds is the news programme running between shows on BBC Three. The weekday presenter is Sam Naz with weekend bulletins presented by Claudia-Liza Armah....

    on BBC Three
    BBC Three
    BBC Three is a television network from the BBC broadcasting via digital cable, terrestrial, IPTV and satellite platforms. The channel's target audience includes those in the 16-34 year old age group, and has the purpose of providing "innovative" content to younger audiences, focusing on new talent...

     and E24 on News Channel 2007-2010. Left to join Daybreak
    Daybreak (ITV)
    Daybreak is the weekday breakfast television programme on the British commercial ITV network that broadcasts on weekday mornings from 06:00 to 08:30 and is currently presented by Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley from Monday to Thursday with Dan Lobb and Kate Garraway on Fridays...

    on ITV

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  • Sue Lawley
    Sue Lawley
    - Early life and education:Born in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England and brought up in the Black Country, she was educated at Dudley Girls High School and graduated in modern languages from the University of Bristol and some time later started her career at the BBC in Plymouth...

    - presented the Nine O'Clock News
    BBC Nine O'Clock News
    The BBC Nine O'Clock News was the flagship BBC News programme launched on 14 September 1970, which ran until 15 October 2000, when it was controversially moved to BBC News at Ten....

     (1983-84) and the Six O'Clock News
    BBC Six O'Clock News
    The BBC News at Six is the evening news programme broadcast each night on British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel at 18:00. For a long period the News at Six was the most watched news programme in the UK but since 2006 it has been over taken by the BBC News at Ten...

     at its launch in 1984 alongside Nicholas Witchell
    Nicholas Witchell
    Nicholas Newton Henshall Witchell is an English journalist. He is the current diplomatic and royal correspondent for BBC News...

    . She went on to present Desert Island Discs
    Desert Island Discs
    Desert Island Discs is a BBC Radio 4 programme first broadcast on 29 January 1942. It is the second longest-running radio programme , and is the longest-running factual programme in the history of radio...

    , but has now left the BBC
    BBC
    The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters is at Broadcasting House in the City of Westminster, London. It is the largest broadcaster in the world, with about 23,000 staff...

    .
  • Martyn Lewis
    Martyn Lewis (journalist)
    Martyn Lewis CBE is a British television news presenter and journalist.-Early life:Lewis was born in Swansea, West Glamorgan, though was educated at the co-educational Dalriada School in Northern Ireland and graduated with a BA degree from Trinity College, Dublin. He then joined BBC Northern...

    - was the first presenter of the One O'Clock News
    BBC One O'Clock News
    The BBC News at One is the afternoon news bulletin from the BBC. Produced by BBC News, the programme is broadcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel on Monday to Sunday 1:00pm....

     in 1986. He also presented the Six O'Clock
    BBC Six O'Clock News
    The BBC News at Six is the evening news programme broadcast each night on British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel at 18:00. For a long period the News at Six was the most watched news programme in the UK but since 2006 it has been over taken by the BBC News at Ten...

     (1994-1999) and Nine O'Clock News
    BBC Nine O'Clock News
    The BBC Nine O'Clock News was the flagship BBC News programme launched on 14 September 1970, which ran until 15 October 2000, when it was controversially moved to BBC News at Ten....

     until 1994. He left BBC News
    BBC News
    BBC News is the department of the British Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online...

     in 1999.
  • Chris Lowe
    Chris Lowe (journalist)
    John Christopher Lowe is a news presenter who worked for BBC News for 37 years until his retirement on 4 January 2009.-Education:...

    - joined the BBC as a graduate journalism trainee in 1972. Worked on BBC News channel from 2000 until his retirement on 4 January 2009.

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  • Bryan Martin - BBC Radio 4 announcer who announced the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, news of the Iranian Embassy Siege
    Iranian Embassy Siege
    The Iranian Embassy siege took place from 30 April to 5 May 1980, after a group of six armed men stormed the Iranian embassy in South Kensington, London. The gunmen took 26 people hostage—mostly embassy staff, but several visitors and a police officer, who had been guarding the embassy, were also...

     in 1980, and became the network's senior newsreader.
  • Cliff Michelmore
    Cliff Michelmore
    Arthur Clifford "Cliff" Michelmore CBE is a British television presenter and producer. He is best known for the BBC television programme Tonight, which he presented from 1957 to 1965....

    - 1950s TV producer who went on to present Tonight
    Tonight (TV series)
    Tonight is a British television newsmagazine, produced by ITV Studios and ITN for the ITV network. Since 1999, Tonight replaced the long-running investigative series World in Action...

    , Twenty-Four Hours
    24 Hours (TV series)
    Twenty-Four Hours is a long-running, late evening, daily news magazine programme that aired on BBC 1. It focused on analysis and criticism of current affairs and featured in-depth short documentary films that set the style for current affairs magazine programmes. Twenty-Four Hours launched in 1965...

     and other news and current affairs programmes in the 1960s.
  • Rosie Millard
    Rosie Millard
    Rosie Millard is a British journalist.Millard has written for national newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times, The Times, The Independent, The Daily Mail, and New Statesman. She writes the Mr and Mrs Millard marital column in the Body and Soul section of the Saturday Times. She was...

    - was the BBC's arts correspondent between 1995 and 2004. She left following a clampdown on freelance writing.
  • Kylie Morris
    Kylie Morris
    Kylie Morris is an Australian newsreader. She moved to the United Kingdom in 1998 after working with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She started working for the BBC in 2000 as a foreign correspondent. During her time there she covered the second intifada in Gaza, and postwar Afghanistan...

    - was the BBC's South East Asia correspondent until she moved to Channel 4 News
    Channel 4 News
    Channel 4 News is the news division of British television broadcaster Channel 4. It is produced by ITN, and has been in operation since the broadcaster's launch in 1982.-Channel 4 News:...

     in 2006. She now presents More4 News
    More4 News
    More4 News was a daily news programme on the More4 digital television channel in the United Kingdom, airing Monday to Friday from 8.00pm to 8.30pm from 2005 to 2009.-History:More4 News launched at the inception of the More4 channel on 10 October 2005...

    .
  • Dermot Murnaghan
    Dermot Murnaghan
    Dermot Murnaghan is a British journalist and television presenter.He is well known for his work as a presenter of ITV and BBC News as well as the shows Eggheads and Treasure Hunt . He co-presented BBC Breakfast from Monday to Thursday as well as regularly fronting national BBC news bulletins...

    - was the main BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast is the morning television news programme simulcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel. It is presented live from BBC Television Centre in White City, West London, and contains a mixture of news, sport, weather, business and feature items...

     presenter from 2002 until 2007, appearing alongside Natasha Kaplinsky
    Natasha Kaplinsky
    Natasha Margaret Kaplinsky is a British newsreader and television presenter, currently employed by ITV having previously worked for Channel 5, Sky News and the BBC...

     and Sian Williams. He joined from ITV
    ITV
    ITV is the major commercial public service TV network in the United Kingdom. Launched in 1955 under the auspices of the Independent Television Authority to provide competition to the BBC, it is also the oldest commercial network in the UK...

     and also appeared on the BBC Six O'Clock News
    BBC Six O'Clock News
    The BBC News at Six is the evening news programme broadcast each night on British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel at 18:00. For a long period the News at Six was the most watched news programme in the UK but since 2006 it has been over taken by the BBC News at Ten...

     and the BBC Ten O'Clock News
    BBC Ten O'Clock News
    The BBC News at Ten is the flagship evening news programme for British television channel BBC One and the BBC News channel. It is presented by Huw Edwards, and deputised by Fiona Bruce. It is the final comprehensive news programme of the day on BBC One...

     between 2004 and 2007 before leaving for Sky News
    Sky News
    Sky News is a 24-hour British and international satellite television news broadcaster with an emphasis on UK and international news stories.The service places emphasis on rolling news, including the latest breaking news. Sky News also hosts localised versions of the channel in Australia and in New...

    .
  • Christopher Morris - was main BBC TV presenter on the day Lord Mountbatten was murdered by the IRA in 1979, recording the biggest-ever audience, 26 million, for a news bulletin as ITN were on strike. He joined BBC in 1967 as correspondent in Spain, reported from many countries and many wars as special correspondent until 1989 when he joined Sky News as senior presenter for 11 years. Rejoined BBC as News 24 presenter until becoming MD of his own TV production company, OmniVision, in 2000.

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  • Robin Oakley
    Robin Oakley
    Robert Francis Leigh Oakley OBE is a British journalist who is the European Political Editor at CNN International. He was formerly Political Editor at the BBC....

    - was the BBC's political editor between 1992 and 2000. He is now the political editor for CNN International
    CNN International
    CNN International is an international English language television network that carries news, current affairs, politics, opinions, and business programming worldwide. CNN is one of the world's largest news organizations. It is owned by Time Warner, and is affiliated with CNN, which is mainly...

    .

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  • Liz Pike - was a regular presenter on BBC News 24
    BBC News 24
    BBC News is the BBC's 24-hour rolling news television network in the United Kingdom. The channel launched as BBC News 24 on 9 November 1997 at 17:30 as part of the BBC's foray into digital domestic television channels, becoming the first competitor to Sky News, which had been running since 1989...

     and BBC World
    BBC World
    BBC World News is the BBC's international news and current affairs television channel. It has the largest audience of any BBC channel in the world...

     between 1998 and 2006.
  • Martin Popplewell
    Martin Popplewell
    Martin Popplewell is a British journalist and newsreader who currently works freelance for Sky News. He also regularly covers in the absence of other presenters.-Education:...

    - was a regular presenter on BBC News 24
    BBC News 24
    BBC News is the BBC's 24-hour rolling news television network in the United Kingdom. The channel launched as BBC News 24 on 9 November 1997 at 17:30 as part of the BBC's foray into digital domestic television channels, becoming the first competitor to Sky News, which had been running since 1989...

     between 2002 and 2003. He now works for Sky News
    Sky News
    Sky News is a 24-hour British and international satellite television news broadcaster with an emphasis on UK and international news stories.The service places emphasis on rolling news, including the latest breaking news. Sky News also hosts localised versions of the channel in Australia and in New...

    .

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  • Angela Rippon
    Angela Rippon
    Angela M. Rippon, OBE, born 12 October 1944, Plymouth, Devon, England, is an English television journalist, newsreader, writer and presenter. Rippon presented radio and television news programmes in South West England before moving to BBC One's Nine O'Clock News, becoming a regular presenter in 1975...

    - the first female presenter of the BBC Nine O'Clock News
    BBC Nine O'Clock News
    The BBC Nine O'Clock News was the flagship BBC News programme launched on 14 September 1970, which ran until 15 October 2000, when it was controversially moved to BBC News at Ten....

     when she was appointed in 1975.
  • Abdul Samad Rohani
    Abdul Samad Rohani
    Abdul Samad Rohani was an Afghan journalist who worked for the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Afghan news agency Pajhwok. He was abducted in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on June 7, 2008, and found murdered the following day in Lashkar Gah...

    - head of the BBC World Service's Pashto
    Pashto language
    Pashto , known as Afghani in Persian and Pathani in Punjabi , is the native language of the indigenous Pashtun people or Afghan people who are found primarily between an area south of the Amu Darya in Afghanistan and...

     service in Helmand Province
    Helmand Province
    Helmand is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the southwest of the country. Its capital is Lashkar Gah. The Helmand River flows through the mainly desert region, providing water for irrigation....

    , Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

    ; murder
    Murder
    Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human being, and generally this state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide...

    ed in 2008.

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  • Kate Sanderson (now Kate Gerbeau) - read the headlines on BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast
    BBC Breakfast is the morning television news programme simulcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel. It is presented live from BBC Television Centre in White City, West London, and contains a mixture of news, sport, weather, business and feature items...

     until she moved to Five News
    Five News
    5 News is the news programme of British broadcaster Channel 5, produced by Sky News. From 1 January 2005, Sky News was awarded the contract to provide the news for Channel 5, replacing ITN, which had provided the channel's news service from the channel's launch in 1997...

     in 2005.
  • Valerie Sanderson
    Valerie Sanderson
    Valerie Sanderson was one of the original presenters on BBC News 24 when it launched in 1997.-Early life:She studied at St Andrews University, then did a postgraduate degree at the Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.-BBC:...

    - was a presenter for BBC News 24
    BBC News 24
    BBC News is the BBC's 24-hour rolling news television network in the United Kingdom. The channel launched as BBC News 24 on 9 November 1997 at 17:30 as part of the BBC's foray into digital domestic television channels, becoming the first competitor to Sky News, which had been running since 1989...

     from its 1997 launch until 2003. She presented 1-4pm alongside Bill Turnbull
    Bill Turnbull
    William Robert "Bill" Turnbull is an English journalist and presenter, currently employed by the BBC and best known for presenting BBC Breakfast...

    , and later Chris Eakin
    Chris Eakin
    Chris Eakin is a newsreader on the BBC's 24 hour rolling news channel, BBC News.-Early life:He was born in Northern Ireland and lived at Helen's Bay in County Down, then briefly moved to Spain. His father was a civil engineer....

    .
  • Mike Smartt
    Mike Smartt
    Mike Smartt OBE is a journalist and broadcaster, and was the founder and editor-in-chief of BBC News Online, the BBC's Internet news service. With Project Director Bob Eggington , and held the post of editor-in-chief of BBC News Interactive, which also encompassed interactive television news, until...

    - presented Breakfast News as it was then, the One, the Six, the Nine and summaries in the 1980s and 1990s as well as being a correspondent at home and abroad, covering many of the major stories at the time. He was asked to lead the team putting BBC News Online in 1997 and served as Editor-in-Chief of BBC News Interactive until 2004 when he left the Corporation. Mike now lectures and writes on journalism and new media.
  • Moira Stuart
    Moira Stuart
    Moira Clare Ruby Stuart OBE is a British journalist who was the first African-Caribbean female newsreader on British television...

    - presented many of the main bulletins, including the Six O'Clock News
    Six O'Clock News
    Six O'Clock News is a 1996 documentary film by Ross McElwee about television news in the United States, the randomness of fate, the anxiety of parenting, and the difference between representation and reality.-External links:*...

     and the Nine O'Clock News, during a long career. She was dropped from her weekend slot by the BBC in 2007, leading to accusations of ageism. Joined BBC Radio 2
    BBC Radio 2
    BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBC's national radio stations and the most popular station in the United Kingdom. Much of its daytime playlist-based programming is best described as Adult Contemporary or AOR, although the station is also noted for its specialist broadcasting of other musical genres...

     in 2010.

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  • Asha Tanna
    Asha Tanna
    -Early years and education:Tanna grew up in South East London and graduated from Portsmouth University with a degree in English and Literary Studies. Her career in journalism began in 1998 as a district reporter for the Watford Observer. She is retraining part-time to become a Primatologist at...

    was a news correspondent. She left to become a weekend presenter for Five News
    Five News
    5 News is the news programme of British broadcaster Channel 5, produced by Sky News. From 1 January 2005, Sky News was awarded the contract to provide the news for Channel 5, replacing ITN, which had provided the channel's news service from the channel's launch in 1997...

     in 2007.
  • John Timpson
    John Timpson
    John Harry Robert Timpson OBE, , born in Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex, was a British journalist, best known as a radio presenter. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, a boys' independent school in Northwood, London....

    was a presenter on Newsroom
    Newsroom (BBC programme)
    Newsroom was the BBC2 channel's main news programme during the 1960s and early 1970s.The programme began on the day BBC2 started transmission, 20 April 1964 and continued until 1973. The programme was initially broadcast late at night but was moved to a 7.30 - 8.00pm time-slot in 1968...

    , the main BBC2 news programme, from its 1964 launch until 1970, when he joined BBC Radio 4
    BBC Radio 4
    BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station, operated and owned by the BBC, that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes, including news, drama, comedy, science and history. It replaced the BBC Home Service in 1967. The station controller is currently Gwyneth Williams, and the...

    's Today Programme
    Today programme
    Today is BBC Radio 4's long-running early morning news and current affairs programme, now broadcast from 6.00 am to 9.00 am Monday to Friday, and 7.00 am to 9.00 am on Saturdays. It is also the most popular programme on Radio 4 and one of the BBC's most popular programmes across its radio networks...

    .
  • Deepak Tripathi
    Deepak Tripathi
    Deepak Tripathi is a British historian, journalist and researcher with a particular reference to South and West Asia, terrorism and United States policy.- Life and career:Tripathi was born into a political family in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, India...

    was a South Asia correspondent reporting from Afghanistan, India and elsewhere.
  • Mark Tully
    Mark Tully
    Sir William "Mark" Tully, OBE is the former Chief of Bureau, BBC, New Delhi. He worked for BBC for a period of 30 years before resigning in July 1994. He held the position of Chief of Bureau, BBC, Delhi for 20 years. Since 1994 he has been working as a freelance journalist and broadcaster based in...

    was India correspondent until 1994.

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  • Richard Whitmore
    Richard Whitmore
    Richard Whitmore is a broadcaster, writer and actor. Whitmore is best known for his work as a BBC newsreader in the 1970s and 1980s...

    - was co-presenter of the BBC Nine O'Clock News
    BBC Nine O'Clock News
    The BBC Nine O'Clock News was the flagship BBC News programme launched on 14 September 1970, which ran until 15 October 2000, when it was controversially moved to BBC News at Ten....

     with Peter Woods between 1973 and 1981, and remained with BBC News
    BBC News
    BBC News is the department of the British Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs. The department is the world's largest broadcast news organisation and generates about 120 hours of radio and television output each day, as well as online...

     until 1998.
  • Peter Woods - was co-presenter of the BBC Nine O'Clock News
    BBC Nine O'Clock News
    The BBC Nine O'Clock News was the flagship BBC News programme launched on 14 September 1970, which ran until 15 October 2000, when it was controversially moved to BBC News at Ten....

     with Richard Whitmore
    Richard Whitmore
    Richard Whitmore is a broadcaster, writer and actor. Whitmore is best known for his work as a BBC newsreader in the 1970s and 1980s...

     between 1973 and 1981. He also presented the main BBC2 programme Newsroom
    Newsroom (BBC programme)
    Newsroom was the BBC2 channel's main news programme during the 1960s and early 1970s.The programme began on the day BBC2 started transmission, 20 April 1964 and continued until 1973. The programme was initially broadcast late at night but was moved to a 7.30 - 8.00pm time-slot in 1968...

    from 1964 until 1973.