Max Pearson

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Max Pearson
Born 1959 (age 58–59)
Occupation Journalist, broadcaster
Notable credit(s) The World Today
Newshour

Max Pearson (born 1959) is a BBC journalist and news presenter with the BBC World Service, best known as one of the presenters of The World Today and Newshour.

Career

After completing post-graduate training in broadcast journalism, Pearson worked for the BBC in domestic radio.[1]

Since the 1980s, he worked as a frontline news presenter with the BBC World Service. Since 2014, Pearson has also presented The History Hour, a weekly omnibus edition of the BBC World Service's daily history series Witness.

Personal life

Pearson is married with two children, and is an alumnus of Keele University. He was raised partly in Zambia. In March 2011, he suffered a cardiac arrest during a 14-hour flight from Singapore to Heathrow, London. The cabin crew allegedly refused to have the aircraft diverted when Pearson became ill shortly after it took off.[2]

Awards

References

  1. ^ "BBC - Max Pearson". Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ http://travel.aol.co.uk/2011/04/17/pilot-refuses-to-land-when-bbc-presenter-has-heart-attack-mid-air/

External links

  • BBC profile (including a video).
  • Max Pearson on Twitter


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