Some personal news: In the past almost two decades, I've had the privilege of working with some of the most respected news networks in the world, learning from truly outstanding world-class professionals, and covering stories that have left an indelible mark—highlighting the need to keep asking hard questions and telling stories that need to be told. I'm thrilled to be joining NBC News, my new TV family, covering the Asia-Pacific region (soon). For now, though, I'll continue covering the news from Brussels/EU until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
Political journalist, news presenter and foreign correspondent with more than 15 years' experience covering international affairs, politics and business, contributing to major news networks including BBC World, Al Jazeera English, and CNN International. I started out as a business reporter in Hong Kong covering China's meteoric rise and what it meant for the region and the world. I've covered EU politics for the last 9 years, witnessing the social rupture across the continent due to the sovereign debt crisis and subsequent austerity measures, interviewing current and former heads of state including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and most recently reporting on the impact of Covid-19 across the continent.
I have reported from around 40 countries including Russia (including an interview with former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev), Syria (during the early part of the war), Venezuela (election after Chavez's death, when Maduro took power), 2012 French presidential election, 2014 Hong Kong protests, 2018 European Parliament election, terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Strasbourg, and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.. Currently in Brussels, previously based in Hong Kong, Moscow, London, and Lyon.
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Presenter & Host
Former host of Euronews NBC's flagship daily primetime show, Raw Politics, launched in September 2018, broadcasting from inside the European Parliament in Brussels & Strasbourg.
Every single day, we dissect and analyse the biggest political stories, talk to stakeholders at the heart of those stories and get them on the show, ask them the most important and sometimes difficult questions, give viewers the means to engage directly with politicians and journalists, and put our unique Raw Politics brand of reporting on European politics.
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Bursting the Brussels Bubble
Months after launching the flagship morning show Good Morning Europe, Euronews' very first live anchored programme, and soon after Raw Politics went to air, Politico Europe featured the Women of Euronews in their 2018 list of Women Shaping Brussels.
In a city that's home to the EU's massive bureaucratic machinery, the political classes and all those who work in related fields inhabit the so-called 'Brussels Bubble.'
Raw Politics aims to burst that bubble for the 500 million Europeans whose lives are impacted by decisions made in Brussels, and to bring in-depth and nuanced analysis of EU affairs to our global audience.
We talk politics on the RP sofas like you would in your own living room -- honest, informal, relevant and passionate debates on issues that impact citizens' lives, influence general trends in political narratives and rhetoric, and drive society's collective political leanings.
As journalists, I think it's our duty to really listen to different points of views, different voices. At the very least, it could encourage healthy, productive debates by fostering understanding of mindsets one may not agree with, and bridging the growing divide fuelled by polarising issues and politicians. Simply put, it's just better when people talk.
Don't you think?