John Simpson CBE
Author, Journalist and BBC World Affairs Editor
John Simpson, the World Affairs Editor at BBC and leader of a group of foreign and special correspondents, boasts a remarkable record of reporting from over 100 countries, including 30 regions entrenched in active conflict. Regarded as one of the globe's most seasoned and respected journalists, he has engaged in interviews with some of the planet's most renowned and polarising leaders.
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His ambition and wide-ranging interests, along with his intelligence and analytical mind, took him on a journalistic journey from one ground-breaking event to another earth-shattering global episode. Before he knew it, John was knee-deep in war zones, face to face with controversial world leaders and challenging dictators with a camera, a microphone and probing questions. In 1991 and 2000 he was named Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year; he has been awarded 3 BAFTAs, a Golden Nymph Award for his reporting of Ayatollah Khomeini's return to Iran; an International Emmy Award for News Coverage for his report on the fall of Kabul for BBC's Ten O'Clock News and a special jury's award at the Bayeux War Correspondents Awards.
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John is an accomplished public speaker and enthrals audiences with his lively and entertaining talks and lectures. He has the ability to cover topics from highly factual and intense world affairs to more light-hearted and amusing anecdotes from his extensive travels.
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