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Lyse Doucet

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Highly acclaimed international correspondent and news presenter

Senior Presenter, BBC World News

Reporter for BBC Newsnight

Lyse Doucet is a Senior Presenter and Correspondent for BBC World News TV and BBC World Service radio. She is often deployed to anchor special news coverage from the field and interview world leaders. She also reports across the BBC including for BBC Newsnight.

Lyse played a key role in the BBC’s coverage of the “Arab Spring “ across the Middle East and North Africa. She is a regular visitor to Afghanistan and Pakistan from where she has been reporting for the past two decades. Her work has also focused on major natural disasters including the Indian Ocean tsunami, and more recently the Pakistan floods.

Before joining the BBC’s team of presenters in 1999, Lyse spent 15 years as a BBC foreign correspondent with postings in Jerusalem, Amman, Kabul, Islamabad, Tehran, and Abidjan.

She was nominated for two Emmy awards in the United States in 2011. Her most recent awards, in 2010, include a Peabody and David Bloom Award for her television films from Afghanistan, and Radio News journalist of the Year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in the UK. Earlier awards include the Silver Sony Award for News Journalist of the Year, International Television Personality of the Year from the Association for International Broadcasting and the News and Factual Award from Women in Film and Television.

Lyse is a Council Member of the International Council on Human Rights Policy, an honorary patron of Canadian Crossroads International, and a member of Friends of Aschiana UK, which supports working street children in Afghanistan.

Our Comment

"Lyse is renowned for her hard-hitting interviews and reports from geopolitical hotspots. Most recently she has received particular acclaim for her daring reports from Syria. She is a highly articulate analyst of global affairs."

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