Lizo Mzimba

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Lizo Mzimba
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Lizo Mzimba

Education Solihull School
Occupation Journalist, television presenter
Notable credit(s)
BBC News

Lizo Mzimba is an English journalist and television presenter, currently the Entertainment Correspondent for BBC News. [1]


Early life

He attended the independent Solihull School (during which time he was also leader of the Birmingham Schools' Symphony Orchestra) and The University of Birmingham. Whilst at Birmingham he was a member of the student TV station, winning awards at NaSTA (National Student Television Association). By 1991 he was contributing to Sounds magazine. [2]



Mzimba was one of the longest-serving presenters, a reporter and an assistant producer for CBBC's Newsround between 1998 and May 2008; second only to John Craven.

During his time as the presenter of Newsround, he appeared as himself on The Basil Brush Show episode Basil's Millions.

Entertainment Correspondent

In 2008, he became the BBC News Entertainment Correspondent. Along with the traditional BBC News bulletins and the News Channel, he has also appeared on BBC Breakfast . Mzimba has also appeared as himself on The Sarah Jane Adventures .

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  2. Display Ad Awakenings The Observer; 17 March 1991