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John Simpson – Event Host & After Dinner Speaker – Media | UK

John Simpson

John Simpson is a English foreign correspondent for the BBC and focuses on topics such as world affairs and international relations. John Simpson is available to book for a variety of corporate events.

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Joe Simpson is an English mountaineer, author and talented motivational speaker. Joe Simspson is available to book for a variety of corporate events.

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John Simpson is an accomplished journalist, broadcaster, columnist and author and is currently the Worlds Affairs Editor at the BBC. An enthralling and engaging public speaker, Simpson uses his extensive journalistic experience to entertain audiences across the world. He speaks on a variety of topics, including current affairs and world politics, as well using personal anecdotes to discuss his experience within the broadcasting industry.

John Simpson, who was born in London in 1944, is an acclaimed foreign correspondent and has spent his entire working life at the BBC. Joining as a trainee sub-editor in 1966 and becoming a reporter in 1970, he is now the World Affairs Editor of the BBC News. During his career, he has reported from more than 120 countries, including 30 active war zones, and has interviewed some of the world’s most famous and controversial leaders, such as Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi.

Simpson is an acclaimed author and has written several autobiographical books documenting his time as a correspondent. His works include Strange Places, Questionable People; Unreliable Sources: How the Twentieth Century was Reported and A Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller’s Life.

Throughout his career, John Simpson has received a number of awards, cementing his position as one of the world’s most experienced and authoritative journalists. He received a CBE in the Gulf War honours list in 1991, won an Emmy for his BBC Ten O’Clock News report on the fall of Kabul, has received three BAFTAs and was presented with the International Ischia Journalism Prize, Italy’s most prestigious media award, in 2010.

He has also received a host of honorary doctorates and was appointed an honorary fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge and was made Chancellor of Roehampton University in 2005

Testimonials:

“He [John Simpson] was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Thoughtful, interesting, charming and with razor sharp humour to light up even the most depressing story, he talks with passion and genuine enthusiasm about the things he has witnessed over the years, resulting in people hanging on to his every word. In terms of what John provided for our event we could not have asked for anything more”

– Communications Officer, Naafi

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