Ben Brown’s career began in 1985 when he became a roving reporter for Liverpool’s Radio City. In 1986, he joined the Independent Radio News and covered a number of major stories, including the Hungerford massacre. In 1988 he joined BBC Television News, and until 1991, he was Foreign Affairs Correspondent. During this time, he reported the Gulf War and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
He was appointed Moscow Correspondent in 1991, and witnessed the fall of Mikhail Gorbachev and the final collapse of communism. While Moscow Correspondent, he was at the Russian Parliament when it was stormed by troops loyal to President Yeltsin, and was in Chechnya for the start of the civil war in 1994, the coverage of which won him several awards.
He returned to the role of Foreign Affairs Correspondent in 1995 and covered a number of major global events, including the break-up of Yugoslavia, during which he reported from Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo. Again, his coverage won several awards for the BBC, including a BAFTA.
During the course of his career, he has won a number of awards, including a Royal Television Society award in 2000 and two Bayeux War Correspondent Awards.
He anchors BBC News 24 between 7 and 10pm on weekdays, and was a BBC Special Correspondent from 1998 until 2006. He is one of the BBC’s most experienced war correspondents, having reported on conflicts all over the world. He has also covered a host of domestic events.