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Occupation  journalist
Spouse  Zina Sabbagh (m. 1992)

Role  Journalist
Name  Stephen Sackur
Books  On the Basra Road
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Full Name  Stephen John Sackur
Born  9 January 1964 (age 59) (1964-01-09) Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
Notable credit(s)  BBC, foreign affairs correspondent(1986–2003)HARDtalk, host(2004-present)
Education  Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Similar  Zeinab Badawi, Tim Sebastian, Sarah Montague


Movies and TV shows  HARDtalk, The Gunman, GMT

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Stephen John Sackur (born 9 January 1964) is an English journalist who presents HARDtalk, a current affairs interview programme on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel. He is also the main Friday presenter of GMT on BBC World News. For fifteen years he was a BBC foreign correspondent and he is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 and a number of newspapers and magazines.


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Early life and education

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Sackur was born in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England, and studied at King Edward VI Grammar School, Spilsby, Emmanuel College, Cambridge (BA, 1985), and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.


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Sackur began working at the BBC as a trainee in 1986, and in 1990, he was appointed as one of its foreign affairs correspondents. As a BBC Radio correspondent, Sackur reported on the Velvet Revolution of Czechoslovakia in 1989 and the reunification of Germany in 1990. During the Gulf War, he was part of a BBC team covering the conflict and spent eight weeks as an embedded journalist with the British Army. At the end of the war, he was the first correspondent to report the massacre of the retreating Iraqi army on the road leading out of Kuwait.

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Sackur was based in Cairo, Egypt, between 1992 and 1995 as the BBC's correspondent in the Middle East and he later moved to Jerusalem in 1995 until 1997. He covered both the death of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the growth of the Palestinian Authority under Yasser Arafat.

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Between 1997 and 2002, he was appointed the BBC's correspondent in Washington and covered the Lewinsky scandal. He later covered the U.S. Presidential Election in 2000 and interviewed President George W. Bush. Sackur went back to Iraq in 2003 after the fall of Saddam Hussein and was the first to report Iraq's mass graves of victims of the regime. He was also the moderator of BBC's worldwide broadcast of a debate on climate change with a panel of five world leaders from South Africa, the Maldives, Sweden, Australia and Mexico.

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In 1991 he wrote On the Basra Road (London Review of Books).


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In 2004 Sackur replaced veteran journalist Tim Sebastian as the regular host of the BBC's news programme HARDtalk. He has since interviewed prominent international personalities including President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh, President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, President Shimon Peres of Israel, Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the PA, former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, President Jalal Talabani of Iraq, Prime Mininister of Moldova Iurie Leanca, US vice-president Al Gore, former US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates and a host of other leaders and politicians from around the world. He has also interviewed leading cultural figures including Gore Vidal, Slavoj Žižek, Richard Dawkins, Noam Chomsky, Anwar Ibrahim, Annie Lennox, and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Sackur was named 'International TV Personality of the Year' by the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) in November 2010.

He was nominated as 'Speech Broadcaster of the Year' at the Sony Radio Awards 2013.

In June 2017 Sackur was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of International Relations (DIR) by the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations


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