The News Agents, Global Radio
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Jon is an award-winning journalist and television presenter. He is the co-host of the podcast The News Agents, alongside Emily Maitlis, and Lewis Goodall. Prior to this Jon was the BBC's North America Editor, during which he conducted an exclusive interview with President Obama, travelled on Air Force One, and famously clashed with President Trump at a White House news conference.
Jon Sopel is the former BBC North America Editor, leading the broadcaster's coverage of everything related to US politics and key events across the Atlantic. He is also the author of A Year At The Circus: Inside Trump's White House. After more than twenty years Jon left the BBC to front the daily podcast The News Agents at Global Radio with Emily Maitlis and Lewis Goodall.
Before taking on the BBC's most senior overseas posting, Jon was a lead presenter on the BBC’s News Channel, and fronted the Politics Show, He served as Chief Political Correspondent, and spent three years as BBC Paris Correspondent. He has also presented Breakfast, Newsnight, HARDtalk, Daily Politics, and a range of news bulletins including the main News at One, Six and Ten bulletins.
Away from television, Jon has presented PM on Radio 4 and published an early biography of Tony Blair. He has been voted Political Journalist of the Year by the public affairs industry. Jon has also written If Only They Didn't Speak English: Notes from Trump's America, a look at both the political and everyday life of America, and UnPresidented: Politics, pandemics and the race that Trumped all others, a personal diary of the 2020 presidential election.
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