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Roger Hearing

Roger has had a 35-year career as a journalist and broadcaster with the BBC and Bloomberg

He has covered nine wars and twenty-two elections as well as coups, revolutions, and other major events across the world for TV and radio. Roger has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Angola, Mozambique, Lebanon, Burma and Peru


Roger was the BBC’s East Africa correspondent in the 1990s, covering the genocide in Rwanda and the fighting between the US/UN and Somali warlords

From 1999 to 2010 he presented the World Today, Newshour and other BBC World Service programmes, along with the World Tonight on Radio Four, and Talking Point on BBC World TV.

From 2010 to 2019 he presented World Business Report and Business Matters on the BBC World Service, anchoring from Gaza, Mongolia, South Korea, Tokyo, and Vladivostok

In 2019 Roger moved to host Bloomberg Radio’s Daybreak Europe programme, leaving in 2022.

He has written for The Guardian, Time Magazine and The Daily Telegraph


Brought up in Dorset, he read Classics and History at Cambridge University. He now lives in Surrey in southern England with his cat, Percy.

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