Stephen presents BBC’s Hardtalk which is broadcast on BBC News 24 and BBC World, the BBC’s international news channel. It has received widespread praise following an interview with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, in which Stephen received over 200 emails from Ethiopians delighted to hear an interviewer willing to challenge their leader on his record on Corruption and Human Rights.
Prior to his appointment, Stephen was the BBC’s Chief Europe correspondent between 2002 and 2005, following a 4 year stint in Washington.
Stephen offers a world of experience in US and foreign affairs news coverage. From the fall of the Berlin Wall to the war ravaged sands of Kuwait, Stephen has covered major breaking stories for over a decade. His insight into the people and places that keep our world spinning is unparalleled.
He served as BBC Middle East Correspondent in both Cairo and Jerusalem, covering all aspects of this volatile, fascinating region including the ups and downs of the peace process, the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yizhak Rabin and the emergence of the Palestinian Authority under Yasser Araf.
Stephen was named International TV Personality of the Year 2010 by the Association of International Broadcasters.
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