Roger Hearing

Roger Hearing

Roger Hearing
Born London
Education Hardye's School, Dorset
Downing College, Cambridge
City University London
Occupation Journalist, Broadcaster
Notable credit(s) The World Today

Roger Hearing is a journalist and news presenter with the BBC World Service.

Early life

Hearing was born in London and brought up in west Dorset.[1]


Hearing was educated at Hardye's School, a state grammar school (now a comprehensive school and renamed The Thomas Hardye School), in the market town of Dorchester in Dorset, followed by Downing College at the University of Cambridge and City University London.[2]

Life and career

Hearing's career in journalism began with the Birmingham Post and he joined the BBC World Service in 1987. During the course of his career with the BBC World Service he has reported from such countries as Zambia, Iraq, Burma, Azerbaijan, India, and Peru. Since 1999 he has presented The World Today, Newshour and other programmes for the BBC World Service. Hearing can also be heard on BBC Radio 4 as a relief presenter on The World Tonight.[3]

He has covered such important events as the civil wars in Angola and Mozambique, the build-up to the first Persian Gulf War, the UN intervention in Somalia, and the genocide in Rwanda.

External links

  • BBC presenter profile.
  • Roger Hearing's diary on The Guardian.


  1. ^ BBC profile of Roger Hearing:
  2. ^ The Hardyeans Club - Number 98 Winter 2006 The Hardyeans Club. Published: Winter 2006. Retrieved: 20 March 2014.
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