BBC World News: meet our talented 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. BBC World News and bbc.com are able to truly connect with audiences around the globe by living the story. 

Get to know the engaging and experienced team of BBC World News presenters by reading about them below.  

Our talented team of experienced presenters

Lyse Doucet - Chief International Correspondent


An award-winning Chief International Correspondent and Senior Presenter for BBC World News and BBC World Service radio, Lyse regularly anchors special news coverage from the field and interviews world leaders. Lyse also reports across the BBC including for Newsnight. She played a key role in BBC 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 regularly visits Afghanistan and Pakistan from where she has been reporting since 1988.



Yalda Hakim - Presenter and Correspondent


Yalda joined BBC World News in December 2012 and 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. 



Stephen Sackur - Presenter, HARDtalk


Stephen presents the channel's flagship current affairs interview programme, HARDtalk. A BBC News journalist since 1986, Stephen has worked across BBC World News, BBC News Channel and BBC World Service. Before taking over HARDtalk, Stephen was based in Brussels as the BBC's Europe correspondent, covering major stories such as the 2004 Madrid terror attack, and the expansion of the European Union. In 2010, he was named 'International TV Personality of the Year’ by the Association of International Broadcasters.



Jon Sopel - Presenter, Global with Jon Sopel


Jon is a presenter and correspondent on BBC News and BBC One in the UK and a lead anchor on BBC World News. Joining the BBC in 1983 as a reporter/producer on BBC Radio Solent, Jon has since garnered acclaim for his extensive reporting across UK politics. Jon was 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. In 2007, Jon was named ‘Political Journalist of the Year’ by the Public Affairs Industry.





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