Ben Brown Biography and Career Life

Ben Brown co-hosts News 24 alongside Emily Maitlis from Mondays to Thursdays, during the time slot of 18:30 to 22:00.

His association with the BBC spans a long and illustrious career. He began as a foreign affairs correspondent for BBC Television News in July 1988, reporting on significant global events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Gulf War from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Subsequently, in 1991, he assumed the role of Moscow correspondent, witnessing historical moments like the collapse of communism and the fall of Mikhail Gorbachev. During his time there, he was present at the Russian parliament when it was stormed by troops loyal to President Yeltsin in 1993, and the following year, he covered the beginning of the civil war in Chechnya.

As one of the BBC’s most experienced war correspondents, he extensively reported on the break-up of Yugoslavia, delivering stories from Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo. His exceptional reporting from the region earned the BBC several awards, including a Bafta.

From January 1998, Ben became a special correspondent for the Ten O’Clock News, focusing on both domestic and international stories. Notably, he covered significant events like the Queen Mother’s funeral and the firefighters’ strike in the UK.

In 2000, his brave and compelling report from a white farm in Zimbabwe, where he was trapped during an invasion by armed militants, earned him a Royal Television Society award.

Ben’s education includes attending Sutton Valance School and Keble College, Oxford, followed by completing a diploma with distinction at the Cardiff Centre for Journalism Studies. His journey in journalism has been marked by excellence and dedication to bringing significant news to the public.