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Matthew Price

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One of the BBC's most senior foreign correspondents

Chief Correspondent, Radio 4's Today programme (2014-present)

News Journalist of the Year, Sony Radio Awards (2011)

Matthew Price is the Chief Correspondent for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. A natural storyteller, he presents the programme and covers the major stories for Today – as well as for the BBC’s flagship BBC1 television bulletins – and is taking a lead in innovating the corporation’s digital offerings.

Matthew has worked at the BBC for two decades, and as a foreign correspondent has lived in and reported from around the world, across the Middle East, the Americas, and Europe. As Middle East Correspondent he covered the Iraq war in 2003, the Lebanon war in 2006, and Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza. As Belgrade Correspondent he covered the trial of the murdered Serbian prime minister Zoran Djindjic. In 2007 he moved to New York where he covered the collapse of Lehman brothers and the subsequent credit crisis. He followed John McCain on the campaign trail in the 2008 presidential election.

Most recently his work has focussed on the migration crisis in Europe – he’s reported across the continent on this ongoing story, from Lampedusa, the Greek islands, eastern Europe and elsewhere. As Europe correspondent he reported from Brussels and beyond as the Eurozone crisis ripped through country after country.

Matthew is an experienced moderator, and has chaired a variety of debates and conferences in London, New York and Geneva for international institutions and organisations.

He has won several awards including the “Pulitzer of television” – a Dupont-Columbia School of Journalism Award for coverage of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He’s had several Emmy nominations, and has won Bafta, RTS, and Sony awards. He was named News Journalist of the Year at the Sony Radio Awards in 2011.

Our Comment

"For two decades, Matthew has covered some of the biggest national and international stories for BBC News and its current affairs division. Now presiding over one of the most high profile jobs in broadcasting, Matthew sets the morning’s news agenda for tens of millions of listeners around the world."

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