BBC World News: Meet The Team

Who can report a story better than someone who lives it? With journalists in more countries than any other international news broadcaster, we don't just report a story, we live it.

Jon Sopel, Presenter, Global with Jon Sopel
Jon Sopel

Jon Sopel is a presenter and correspondent on the BBC News channel and BBC One in the UK and a lead anchor on BBC World News. He joined the BBC in 1983 as a reporter and producer on BBC Radio Solent and has since garnered national acclaim in his extensive reporting across UK politics. In 2007 Jon was named political journalist of the year by the Public Affairs Industry.

Jon served as chief political correspondent for BBC News before spending four years as the BBC's Paris correspondent. In 2005 he became main presenter on The Politics Show on BBC One where he interviewed the most senior political figures in the UK and abroad. Read more.

Lyse Doucet, Chief International Correspondent
Lyse Doucet

Lyse Doucet is an award-winning Chief International Correspondent and Senior Presenter for BBC World News television and BBC World Service Radio.

She is regularly deployed to anchor special news coverage from the field and interview world leaders. Lyse also reports across the BBC including for BBC Newsnight.

She played a key role in the BBC's coverage of the "Arab Spring " across the Middle East and North Africa and has covered all the major stories in the region for the past 20 years. She is a regular visitor to Afghanistan and Pakistan from where she has been reporting since 1988. Read more.

Yalda Hakim, Presenter and Correspondent
Yalda Hakim

Yalda Hakim joined BBC World News in December 2012 as a presenter and correspondent. She made her on-screen debut in March 2013 presenting a special three part series of Our World entitled, Iraq: Ten Years On.

Before joining BBC World News, Yalda was the presenter of SBS Dateline in Australia. From a headline-making investigation in Afghanistan's Kandahar province to her reporting from Libya during the Arab Spring, Yalda has built up a wealth of journalistic experience around the world. Read more.

Stephen Sackur, Presenter, HARDtalk
Stephen Sackur

Stephen Sackur, the presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World News' flagship current affairs interview programme, has been a journalist with BBC News since 1986. Broadcasting across BBC World News, BBC News Channel and BBC World Service, Stephen has interviewed many high-profile guests.

In November 2010, Stephen was awarded the 'International TV Personality of the Year Award' by the Association of International Broadcasters.

Before taking over HARDtalk, Stephen was based in Brussels for three years as the BBC's Europe Correspondent. He travelled across Europe to cover major stories around the continent, including Europe's worst terror attack of recent times in Madrid in 2004, and the expansion of the European Union from 15 countries to 25. Read more.

For a list of all programmes, go to BBC World News programmes

Note: This page was updated on 21 January 2014 following the death of the BBC World News presenter, Komla Dumor. You can read more about Komla here.

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