Ben Brown is a BBC News presenter, on its 24 News Channel, and BBC One bulletins such as the One O’Clock News. He’s one of the corporation’s longest serving journalists, having joined it 35 years ago. He’s covered at least a dozen wars, reported from more than 40 countries and won several major awards, including BAFTA and RTS recognition of his work. He was twice named Bayeux War Correspondent of the Year.
Among the historic moments he’s helped bring to our screens: the fall of the Berlin Wall, the lowering of the red flag over the Kremlin when Soviet communism collapsed and he was Moscow correspondent, 9/11, the Boxing Day Tsunami and the Rwandan genocide. As a war correspondent, he covered the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, the former Yugoslavia, Somalia and Chechnya – and more recently Ukraine. Here at home, he has reported on the terror attacks in London and Manchester, and – from Westminster – the Brexit debate and the political turmoil in Downing Street. He was live on BBC One on the day of the Queen’s death.
He is married with three children and lives in London. He’s published a bestselling novel, ‘Sandstealers’, based on his time as a war correspondent.