Max Pearson

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Max Pearson
Born 1959 (age 59–60)
Occupation Journalist, broadcaster
Notable credit(s)
The World Today

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.


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.[2]

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.[3]



  1. ^ "BBC - Max Pearson". Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Max Pearson | BBC Watch". Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  3. ^ "Travel Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL". Retrieved 2019-03-04.

External links

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

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