Greg McKenzie

Greg McKenzie

Greg McKenzie is a lively entertainment and news features presenter currently reporting on the BBC's Travel Show to a weekly audience of 360 million viewers in 200 countries around the world. Greg also hosts award ceremonies and talks up and down the country. Most recently Greg chaired a Q&A session with the BBC's Black and Asian forum (BBAF ) based at the BBC's HQ at New Broadcasting House.

Greg's TV experience includes on-screen reporting and presenting on The BBC's One Show, BBC London TV News, BBC Breakfast News, The Victoria Derbyshire show, BBC News Channel, and BBC World News; in addition to reporting and presenting hourly news bulletins on BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat.

His present role of two years involves reporting on the award winning BBC Travel Show. One of his greatest achievements to date was being awarded the 'Best Journalism Broadcast Feature' at the Caribbean Tourism Travel Awards - for a film he made in Kingston, Jamaica.

Before arriving at The BBC Travel Show two years ago, Greg spent a number of years at BBC London TV News as a news reporter. It was here where he secured exclusive content.

Greg also worked on lighter stories such as job vacancies for dance teachers following the success of strictly come dancing, the death of native bumble bees and most recently the Notting Hill Carnival, where I have been BBC London's main correspondent reporting from the event for the last four years.

As a resourceful presenter and journalist Greg has the ability to act on a tip-off, immediately, often tracking down the source of a story within a matter of minutes. In addition to this, he is able to elicit information in a manner that is non-threatening which helps put his sources at ease allowing them to talk openly and freely with him. A unique trait for a senior broadcast journalist. This has resulted in me building and maintaining strong working relationships with contributors and public relation companies.

As a former radio SBJ reporter and entertainment presenter of 10 years at BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat and 1Xtra I have interviewed countless politicians often holding them to account and have interviewed many celebrity's too including Madonna, Jay Z, Rihanna and Paul McCartney to name a few.

Greg is currently undertaking news anchor training at the BBC Academy and will soon be presenting the overnight news on The BBC News Channel.