Robin Lustig

Robin Lustig

Robin Lustig is a distinguished journalist best known for his work for BBC Radio.

After graduating from Sussex in 1970 with a BA in Politics, he joined Reuters as their correspondent in Madrid, Paris and Rome. In 1977 he joined The Observer, eventually becoming the news editor.

Joining the BBC in 1989, he presented a number of news programmes including The World Tonight on Radio 4, and Newshour and the award-winning international phone-in programme Talking Point on BBC World Service.

Robin has covered many of the major world events from the past 20 years. He anchored live programming from Berlin on the day of Germany’s reunification; from Moscow on the last day of the Soviet Union, and from Hong Kong on the day of its handover to China.

He was a BBC radio commentator at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales and at the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. He has also anchored every BBC World Service UK election night programme from 1997 to 2010, and every US presidential election night programme between 2004 and 2012.

He has won several awards including New York Radio Festival Gold Award (1992), the Sony Silver news / talk broadcaster award (1998), Charles Wheeler award for outstanding contribution to broadcast journalism (2013), and independent blogger of the year award (2014) for his blog Lustig’s Letter.

By: Jacqui Bealing
Last updated: Thursday, 9 July 2015