Matt Frei to Anchor ‘BBC World News America’

Sep 5, 2007  •  Post A Comment

“BBC World News America” will be anchored by Matt Frei, an award-winning BBC correspondent who has spent the last five years covering the United States. The hourlong weeknightly newscast debuts at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 from the BBC’s bureau in Washington, D.C.
“Matt Frei represents the very best of BBC journalism,” ”BBC World News America” executive producer Rome Hartman said in the announcement Wednesday. “He has a keen nose for a story, and a powerful drive to be on the scene of momentous events and to explain them to viewers at home. He’s a great writer, a great interviewer and a great storyteller. The best anchors are terrific reporters first and foremost — that’s Matt.”
Mr. Hartman also said Katty Kay, familiar to Americans via her appearances on political talk shows and as anchor of BBC News’ Washington bulletins, will be the Washington correspondent for the new newscast. She will cover U.S. news and politics with a particular focus on the 2008 campaigns.
Also launching on BBC America at 10 p.m. Oct. 1 will be a U.S. version of the weekday newscast “World News Today,” presented by U.S.-based correspondent Philippa Thomas. The hourlong program will incorporate newsmaker interviews done by Mr. Frei for “World News America.”
(Editor: Horowitz)


  1. I watched your new program this evening with Mr. Frei, & Ms. Kay. Katty was outstanding, so professonal, intersting & just pleasant & smart as usual. We `ll miss her previous anchoring.Ditto also for the newsreaders from London.
    Now, if you`d be so kind to reply to the following question: who`ll take over Saturday & Sunday evenings BBC world airings? WE hope (2) to view again some of the London`s presenters.
    At least, I trust you`ll post the requested info on the intrnet soon.
    Many thanks

  2. Recently, McCain chose somebody who believes in creationism and global warming is a figment of human imagination but the entire strength of America is due to science and technology.As a matter of fact most of the Nobel Laureates in Science and Medicine is from the states and my question is. How is it possible that people like McCain and his aids get such a strong support from the people.

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