Nik Gowing was a main news presenter for the BBC’s international 24-hour news channel BBC World News 1996-2014. He presented The Hub with Nik Gowing, BBC World Debates, Dateline London, plus location coverage of major global stories. He also reported extensively from the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos each year, and still attends each year being a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geo-Economics.
For 18 years he worked at ITN where he was bureau chief in Rome and Warsaw, and Diplomatic Editor for Channel Four News. He has been a member of the councils of Chatham House, the Royal United Services Institute and the Overseas Development Institute, the Board of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and the advisory council at Wilton Park.
Nik has extensive reporting experience over three decades in diplomacy, defence and international security. He also has a much sought-after analytical expertise on the failures to manage information in the new transparent environments of conflicts, crises, emergencies and times of tension.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Exeter University for both his ongoing cutting edge analysis and distinguished career in international journalism.
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