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Bill Turnbull

Speaker and BBC correspondent.

Bill Turnbull has been sitting on the BBC Breakfast sofa for five years, where he enjoys his part in providing the nation with its start to the day.  Previously, he was a stalwart presence on the BBC’s News 24 and Radio Five Live.

A graduate of Edinburgh University and the Centre for Journalism Studies in Cardiff, Bill began his career as a reporter on the streets of Glasgow with Radio Clyde. He later freelanced for five years in New York before joining the BBC, which has been his professional… 

Bill Turnbull has been sitting on the BBC Breakfast sofa for five years, where he enjoys his part in providing the nation with its start to the day.  Previously, he was a stalwart presence on the BBC’s News 24 and Radio Five Live.

A graduate of Edinburgh University and the Centre for Journalism Studies in Cardiff, Bill began his career as a reporter on the streets of Glasgow with Radio Clyde. He later freelanced for five years in New York before joining the BBC, which has been his professional home ever since.

As a BBC correspondent, Bill has reported from more than 30 countries, including a four  year stint in Washington.  He’s covered everything in the reporter’s notebook – from presidential elections to revolutions, Cuba to Chernobyl, hurricanes to Hollywood – however, his favourite story is the feature he made about werewolves in Haiti…and living to tell the tale.

In an equally harrowing experience, Bill was a contestant on the most recent series of “Strictly Come Dancing.”  His unique “torn-ligament” tango and good natured sparring  with the judges were highlights of this top-rated programme.

Most recently, he’s hosted the Broadband Britain Summit, the Interforum E-Commerce Awards and the NFU Countryside Awards, as well as chairing a number of “Question Time” panels.

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