Stephen Cole

Stephen Cole is one of the world’s most recognizable and respected faces of international television journalism.

Over the past twenty years he has anchored live events for Sky News (London) CNN International (Atlanta) and BBC World ( London). He has anchored live coverage from elections held in Islamabad, Delhi, Moscow, Paris and Hong Kong. He anchored live coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

He has also covered nine conflicts ranging from the Falklands War to Bosnia and Kosovo, the two wars in the Gulf and “9-11 “. Five years ago Stephen came up with the idea for a television programme covering Information Technology.

The success of the style and format of Click Online is currently shared on BBC World by more than a hundred million viewers around the world and on BBC News 24, BBC1 and six major airlines. Stephen has taken the show to fifteen countries and hosted numerous prestigious IT events in Asia and South America, India and Japan. In the past two years Stephen has helped direct international news coverage in Asia and the Middle-East. He has taken a senior executive role in directing major events at elections and international news breaking stories.

Stephen’s corporate career began with the establishment of Cole Productions,– a corporate communications company. Since then he has specialized in Information Technology, Security and Terrorism.

He recently merged with DIGITV to form a broadcast division. He has worked closely with the World Customs Organisation, Interpol and the International Security Management Association.

He has also worked with many international brand names such as Honda and Philips and currently acts as broadcast consultant for Perspective Solutions- an IT security company. He also delivered the keynote lectures on journalism and terrorism at the University of Colorado. In 2005 Stephen also won a National Travel Writers Award for his work in Malaysia. He has chaired and facilitated at the World Economic Forum at Davos for the past two years on subjects ranging from IT and Security to Medicine.

He is now a Media Fellow at the World Economic Forum. Stephen is a qualified PADI diver and Rugby Coach, a member of BAFTA and has a keen interest in films. For the last six years he has presented the annual Oscars programme live for BBC World and News 24.

Stephen is married to Anne-Marie Cole, a senior BBC Radio 4 Producer. They have two sons.

Stephen Sackur

Stephen John Sackur (born 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.

Before taking over on the BBC News 24 and BBC World flagship current affairs interview programme, he had been based in Brussels for three years as the BBC’s Europe Correspondent. Prior to this, Stephen was the BBC’s Washington Correspondent from July 1997.He has interviewed Presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton, covered the 2000 US Presidential Elections, the Clinton scandal and impeachment trial. Stephen has also been the BBC Middle East Correspondent in both Cairo (from 1992 to 1995) and Jerusalem (from 1995 to 1997), covering the peace process, the assassination of the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the emergence of the Palestinian Authority under the late Yasser Arafat.

Stephen was appointed as a BBC Foreign Correspondent in 1990. He was part of the BBC’s team of correspondents covering the Gulf War, spending eight weeks with the British Army when the conflict began. He was the first correspondent to break the story of the mass killing on the Basra road out of Kuwait City, marking the end of the war. He wrote a book about his experiences - On the Basra Road - named as one of the Books of the Year by The Spectator magazine. He travelled back to Iraq just after the downfall of Saddam Hussein and filed the first television reports on Iraq’s mass graves containing the bodies of thousands of victims of Saddam’s regime.

In 2004 Stephen Sackur became the regular host of the BBC's news programme HARDtalk. He has since interviewed prominent international personalities including presidents, prime ministers, leading cultural leaders and politicians from around the world.

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

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

Born in Lincolnshire, Stephen was educated at both Cambridge and Harvard universities.


Nazanine Moshiri

For the past four years she has covered some of the most important stories for the Network. She has reported extensively from throughout Europe as well as in Afghanistan and Iran.

Amongst her most important interviewees are the Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Hugo Chavez, Tony Blair, and Ali Akhbar Salehi, the current Iranian Foreign Minister. She was embedded with Russian troops during the Russian Georgian War and was one of the first journalists to reach Tskhinvali in South Ossetia. She was amongst the first journalists on the scene in L'Aquila, Italy, after the earthquake of 2009.

More recently Nazanine has reported from Tunisia during and after the fall of Ben Ali. Before Al Jazeera Nazanine was a well known face in Britain, reporting and presenting for ITN.

Nazanine was born in Tehran, her family moved to the UK in 1978, before the Islamic Revolution. She speaks Farsi, Italian and French. She has a Postgraduate in Journalism from the University of Westminster and a BA (hons) from University College London.