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Lyse Doucet OBE

Lyse Doucet OBE

Lyse Doucet is the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent and a senior presenter, who anchors news programmes for BBC World News television and BBC World Service radio.

She is regularly deployed to present special news coverage from the field, interview world leaders and report across the BBC’s domestic and global outlets.

Before becoming a presenter, Lyse spent 15 years as a BBC foreign correspondent with postings in Jerusalem, Amman, Islamabad, Tehran, Kabul and Abidjan. She is a regular visitor to the Middle East and has covered major stories in the region since 1994, when she established the BBC’s office in Amman, Jordan.

Lyse was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Honours list in 2014 for her services to broadcasting and the Columbia Journalism Award in 2016 for singular journalistic performance in the public interest.

Her most recent awards include, in 2018, the Trailblazer Award from Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and a #ChangeTheCulture award from Theirworld – a global children’s charity.

In 2017 she was honoured with the Charles Wheeler Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcast Journalism by the British Journalism Review, Italy’s Luchetta Prize for a report on Syrian children, and the Next Century Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting.

In 2016 she received the Sandford St Martin Trustees’ Award for raising the profile of religion in the media and in 2015 she won One World Media’s Radio Award for a documentary on Afghan women.

Read an interview with Lyse here

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By: Jacqui Bealing
Last updated: Friday, 20 July 2018

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