2008 Journalism prize long list

Justin Webb

Presenter, BBC Radio 4

Justin Webb is one of the presenters of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. He joined the BBC as a graduate trainee in 1984 working in Northern Ireland for BBC Radio Ulster based in Belfast, before becoming a reporter on the Today programme. After leaving Today, he worked as a foreign affairs correspondent based in London covering news around the world. He then presented the BBC news – moving from Breakfast to the Six O’Clock News – during which time he interviewed prime ministers John Major and Tony Blair. There then followed three years working as the BBC’s Europe correspondent based in Brussels before being posted to Washington as the chief radio correspondent, and then BBC North America editor, in 2001.

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