Stephen Sackur

Stephen Sackur - English Journalist - Media and Political Speaker

Since August 2002, Stephen Sackur has been the BBC's chief Europe correspondent.  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, Sackur has covered major breaking stories for over a decade. His insight into the people and places that keep our world spinning is unparalleled. Some of his areas of expertise include:


U.S. Politics and Culture: Stephen was the BBC's chief Washington correspondent from '97 thru to 2002 and during a momentous five years covered the impeachment of Bill Clinton, the closest election in US political history, the September 11th attacks and America's response - the global war on terrorism.
His reporting from Washington was honoured by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2002. Durin his time there he interviewed Presidents Clinton and Bush and all of their closest advisors.

The Middle East: Sackur 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. In 1991 he wrote a book about the first Gulf War called 'On the Basra Road' in 1991 - it was a 'Spectator' book of the year.

Eastern Europe: As witness to Communism's last days in Eastern Europe, Sackur offers a unique perspective on the rocky road to democracy and stability for this important post-Cold War area.

Additional info

Stephen John Sackur (born 9 January 1964) is an English journalist who presents a current affairs interview programme for the BBC. He is also the main Friday presenter of GMT on BBC World News. For fifteen years he was a BBC foreign correspondent and he is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 and a number of newspapers and magasines.  He is available to hire for Corporate and Private Events as a Media and Political Speaker, Presenter, After Dinner Speaker, Awards Host and Presenter.