John Simpson is the BBC's World Affairs Editor, the senior member of a London-based team of foreign and specialist correspondents and journalists.
John's BBC career is in excess of 40 years and during his career he has reported from over 100 countries and being in the midst of over 30 war zones in his major assingnments. He has interviewed some of the most interesting and controversial characters there has been, including Osama Bin Laden, Colonel Gadhaffi, Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher.
In April 2000, he was named Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year for his reporting on the Serbian conflict, this was the second time he had recieved this award. John also presents his own programme, Simpson's World which is broadcast on BBC World and BBC News 24, focusing on current and political affairs.
John is an accomplished public speaker and enthrals audiences across the world with his lively and entertaining talks and lectures. He has the ability to cover topics from highly factual and intense world affairs to more light-hearted and amusing anecdotes from his extensive travels.