Tim Whewell

Last updated

Tim Whewell
Alma mater

Tim Whewell is a radio and television journalist and foreign correspondent with the BBC.



He grew up in Manchester, where his father Harry Whewell worked for the Manchester Guardian , [1] [2] then studied Russian and modern history at University College, Oxford, [1] then trained at Cardiff University's School of Journalism. [3] He was Moscow Correspondent for the BBC World Service from 1990 to 1993. [3] He first worked at the Sheffield Morning Telegraph from 1984, then the Sheffield Star . [1]

In 1991, he broadcast live from the Russian parliament's White House, while it was under siege. [1] His wife Rachel, who worked as his translator, was also in the building. [1] He was foreign reporter for Newsnight for twelve years, until November 2013. [4]

His report on child sacrifices in Uganda for BBC Radio 4's Crossing Continents won the 2010 Best Radio Documentary One World Media Award. [5]

Related Research Articles

<i>Newsnight</i> Weekday BBC Television current affairs program

Newsnight is BBC Two's news and current affairs programme, providing in-depth investigation and analysis of the stories behind the day's headlines. Broadcasting is on weekdays at 22:30. It is also available on BBC iPlayer.

Matt Frei British television news journalist and writer

Matthias "Matt" Frei is a British-German television news journalist and writer, formerly the Washington, D.C. correspondent for Channel 4 News. He is now the channel's Europe editor and presenter of the evening news.

Jeremy Vine English journalist and radio presenter

Jeremy Guy Vine is an English television and radio personality, presenter, broadcaster and journalist. He is best known as the host of his BBC Radio 2 lunchtime programme which presents news, views, interviews with live guests and popular music, taking over from long time host Sir Jimmy Young in 2003.

Gavin Esler Scottish journalist and TV presenter

Gavin William James Esler is a Scottish journalist, television presenter and author. He was a main presenter on BBC Two's flagship political analysis programme, Newsnight, from January 2003 until January 2014, and presenter of BBC News at Five on the BBC News Channel. Since 2014 he has served as the Chancellor of the University of Kent. On 11 March 2017, Esler confirmed via his Twitter profile that he would be leaving the BBC at the end of the month to concentrate on his writing activities. He returned to the BBC later that year as host of Talking Books.

Michael Crick English broadcaster, journalist and author

Michael Lawrence Crick is an English broadcaster, journalist and author. He was a founding member of the Channel 4 News Team in 1982 and remained there until joining the BBC in 1990. He started work on the BBC's Newsnight programme in 1992, serving as political editor from 2007 until his departure from the BBC in 2011. Crick then returned to Channel 4 News as political correspondent. In 2014 he was chosen as Specialist Journalist of the Year at the Royal Television Society television journalism awards.

Emily Maitlis British journalist and documentary filmmaker

Emily Maitlis is a British journalist, documentary filmmaker, and former newsreader for the BBC. She was the lead anchor until the end of 2021 of Newsnight, the BBC Two news and current affairs programme.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) took its present form on 1 January 1927 when John Reith became its first Director-General. Reith stated that impartiality and objectivity were the essence of professionalism in broadcasting.

Charles Wheeler (journalist) British journalist and broadcaster

Sir Selwyn Charles Cornelius-Wheeler was a British journalist and broadcaster. Having joined the BBC in 1947, he became the corporation's longest-serving foreign correspondent, remaining in the role until his death. Wheeler also had spells as presenter of several BBC current affairs television programmes including Newsnight and Panorama.

Evan Davis British economist, journalist and presenter

Evan Harold Davis is an English economist, journalist, and presenter for the BBC. He has presented Dragons' Den since 2005.

John Kampfner British journalist

John Kampfner is a British author, broadcaster and commentator. He is now an Executive Director at Chatham House, leading its UK in the World initiative. His sixth book Why The Germans Do It Better, Notes From A Grown-Up Country, was published in 2020 and chosen as one of the books of the year in 2020 and 2021 in a number of newspapers. He is currently working on a new book about Berlin.

Justin Rowlatt

Justin Rowlatt is a British journalist, news reporter and television presenter. In February 2015 he became the BBC's South Asia Correspondent, based in Delhi. In June 2019 he became the BBC's Chief Environment correspondent.

Timothy David Samuels is an English documentary filmmaker, author and broadcaster. His work is characterised by approaching serious topics in provocative and entertaining ways to produce hard-hitting documentaries. Samuels formed older people's rock group The Zimmers for a BBC documentary and is a regular presenter on BBC television and radio in the UK. He has been referred to as a younger British Michael Moore, but without the political agenda. Samuels has won three Royal Television Society awards and best documentary at the World Television Festival in Banff.

Laura Kuenssberg British journalist (born 1976)

Laura Juliet Kuenssberg is a British journalist. She succeeded Nick Robinson as political editor at the BBC in July 2015, and was the first woman to hold the position. Kuenssberg stepped down as political editor on 6 May 2022, after reporting on the 2022 United Kingdom local elections. She had previously served as the BBC's chief political correspondent and was the first business editor of ITV News. She was also the chief correspondent for Newsnight between February 2014 and July 2015.

Faisal Islam British political and economics journalist

Faisal Islam born 29 May 1977) is a British political and economics journalist who is serving as the economics editor of BBC News. He was the political editor of Sky News from 2014 to 2019, and from May 2004 was business correspondent and later economics editor of Channel 4 News until June 2014.

Christian James Fraser is a British journalist, newsreader, writer and broadcaster, specialising in news and current affairs, who is a BBC News senior news correspondent and co-presenter of the programme formerly called Beyond 100 Days.

Meirion Jones Welsh journalist

Meirion Jones is a Welsh journalist. He worked for the BBC until 2015. In July 2016 he became Investigations Editor at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Angus Roxburgh is a British journalist, broadcaster, former external PR consultant to the Russian government, and singer-songwriter.

Liz MacKean British television reporter and presenter

Elizabeth Mary MacKean was a British television reporter and presenter. She worked on the BBC's Newsnight programme and was the reporter on an exposé of Sir Jimmy Savile as a paedophile which was controversially cancelled by the BBC in December 2011. The decision to axe the Newsnight investigation became the subject of the Pollard Inquiry. She and colleague Meirion Jones later won a London Press Club Scoop of the Year award for their work on the story. She also won the 2010 Daniel Pearl Award for her investigation of the Trafigura toxic dumping scandal.

Nick Hopkins is a British investigative journalist and broadcaster, known for his work for The Guardian newspaper and the BBC’s Newsnight television program.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Snowdon, Graham (18 August 2007). "A working life: the broadcast journalist". The Guardian . Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  2. Gillian Reynolds It was the most exciting place on God's earth; The Telegraph; 23 August 2005; retrieved 2017-03-11
  3. 1 2 "Tim Whewell: Biography". BBC Online . 8 July 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. Plunkett, John (18 November 2013). "Newsnight makes two roles redundant". The Guardian . Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  5. Luft, Oliver (23 June 2010). "BBC wins three One World Media Awards". Press Gazette . Archived from the original on 19 December 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.