FORA.tv Speaker - Nik Gowing
In February 1996, Nik Gowing became lead anchor for the BBC's international television news channel, BBC World. From 1996 to March 2000, he was the principal anchor for the 90-minute weekday news program The World Today and its predecessor, NewsDesk.
He has been a founding presenter of BBC's Europe Direct and has been a guest anchor on both the BBC's HARDtalk and its Simpson's World. Mr. Gowing is now a main presenter on the news programs, which were re-launched in April 2000, and he is a regular presenter for the BBC's Dateline London.
Mr. Gowing's appointment draws both on his extensive reporting experience over two decades in diplomacy, defense, and international security, and on his presentation and chairing skills. His invaluable experience was called on throughout the Kosovo crisis in 1999. He also regularly anchors BBC World's live coverage from major international events, including the UN World Sustainability Summit in Johannesburg; the German, Dutch, and Russian elections; and the India-Pakistan summit in Agra, India.
Before joining the BBC, Mr. Gowing was a foreign affairs specialist and presenter at ITN for 18 years. During the 1980s, first as foreign affairs correspondent, then as diplomatic correspondent, Mr. Gowing reported extensively from Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. In 1989, he reported the revolutions marking the end of communist rule, as well as unrest in China.
04.28.07 | 01:09:40 min
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