Presenters and Reporters B


Welcome to our section about those BBC people with a name beginning with B who have bought us the news over the years

 

RICHARD BAKER

1925 - 2018

Richard Baker started his BBC career presenting on BBC Raio, namely classical music on the Third Programme. He introduced the first ever BBC news bulletin on television on the 5th July 1954. Baker spent many years with BBC News as a newsreader right up until 1982, he also presented many other programmes and was the narrator for the children's annimation Mary, Mungo and Midge

 

1960s

 

MARTIN BELL

Martin Bell joined the BBC in 1962 as a reporter in Norwich, later moving to national news becoming a foreign correspondant covering conflicts across the world. Bell left the corporation in 1997 to become an MP

 

1965 1967
 
1990s  

 

MIKE BLAKEY

 

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1960s 1967

 

 

 

JEREMY BOWEN

Jeremy Bowen started as a war correspondant in 1984 and has covered many conflicts across the world. He became the BBC's Middle East correspondant in 1995 and has been injured in attacks on several occassions. Since 2005 he has been the Middle East editor for BBC News.

 

1980s 1980s
2004  

 

TOM BROOK

Tom Brook is a BBC journalist based in New York and is a familliar face on BBC World News and is also presenter of the BBC News programme Talking Movies. He joined the BBC in 1975.

 

1980

 

 

 

MICHAEL BUREK

Michael Burek joined the BBC in 1973 as a reporter. A decade later Burek was the BBC's South Africa correspondant reporting back on the issues in that region which woud result in him being expellled from the country. Some of Michael's most memorable reporting during the 1980s was the famines in countries such as Ethiopia which inspired Band Aid and the Live Aid concerts. He was also presented the first BBC News bulletin of 2000. Burek left the BBC News team in  2002. 

 

1985  1995 
 

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