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Stephen Sackur

Journalist and BBC presenter
Stephen Sackur is presenter of HARDtalk, the current affairs flagship on BBC World and News 24. He also presents for BBC4’s Today programme and World at One.

Before this, as Europe Correspondent, his remit included reporting day to day political news from European institutions and NATO, as well as breaking news across the continent. He has fronted documentaries on Hurricane Katrina and the fiftieth anniversary of the Suez Crisis.

Stephen joined the BBC Brussels bureau from the United States, where he served as Washington Correspondent. He covered the scandal surrounding Clinton’s impeachment trial, as well as the Presidential elections. Sackur’s extensive reporting on the impact of 11 September gained particular praise for its analytical portrayal of that event. His insight into the US, its politics and society earned him widespread acclaim, and led to numerous opinion pieces for the American press.