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Ben is an experienced presenter / anchor and correspondent, working in both TV and radio for the BBC and commercial broadcasters.

 

Ben is host of "Around The World", the BBC's new daily global news show available on Quibi. He also presents regularly on BBC World News, BBC News Channel, BBC One & World Service Radio at the main newsroom in London, from where he covers stories from all over the world to audiences of over 100 million worldwide. He has extensive experience of solo and co-presenting live programmes - and also hosting events and panel discussions (enquiries via contact page).

As well as anchoring news programmes across the schedules, Ben is also a specialist Business presenter, regularly fronting business and economics bulletins for UK and global audiences, including WorkLife, Business Live, Talking Business and World Business Report.

 

His experience as a reporter includes covering stories for BBC Breakfast TV, One O'clock News, News Channel, World Service Radio, Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, Radio 2, BBC Look East, BBC London and various local radio stations. As a field reporter/correspondent he has covered national breaking news stories in the North West, Midlands, Wales & Essex.

 

Previously at BBC Look East, Ben reported daily for TV news programmes, often filming and editing his own reports. As political reporter at BBC Essex and for the Sunday Politics programme, Ben specialised in covering politics on radio, TV and online: he carried out investigations, broke exclusive stories and held public bodies and politicians to account.

Other previous jobs include reporting and presenting at Channel M Television (Manchester Evening News Group), freelance roles in BBC and commercial radio, and an internship in US Congress in Washington DC.

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