Global (programme)

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Also known as Global with Jon Sopel
Global with
Matthew Amroliwala

(starting in Sept. 2014)
Format News
Created by BBC World News
Presented by Tim Willcox
Jon Sopel
Matthew Amroliwala
(starting in Sept. 2014)
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Studio B, Broadcasting House, London
Running time 90 minutes
Original channel BBC World News
Original run 14 January 2013 (2013-01-14) – present
Preceded by The Hub
Related shows BBC World News
BBC World News America
Focus on Africa
World News Today
External links

Global, styled also as Global with Jon Sopel, is a news programme on BBC World News that first premiered on 14 January 2013 with the relaunch of the channel from Broadcasting House.[1] The programme is hosted by Jon Sopel who joined the channel from the domestic BBC News channel. Sopel regularly presents the programme on location around the world and in this case it is broadcast in part on the BBC News channel.

Global replaced The Hub, which originally was an edition of World News Today and served as a news 'nerve centre' for South Asia and the Middle East, providing both the headlines, and detailed analysis of the global news agenda.


Global is aired from 15:00–16:30 GMT (15:00–16:30 BST in summer time), Monday to Thursday on BBC World News, usually followed by an edition of World Business Report.


Years Presenter Current role
2014 - present Matthew Amroliwala Main Presenter
(assumes role in Sept. 2014)
2013–present Jon Sopel Main Presenter
(will serve until Sept. 2014)
Tim Willcox Deputy Presenter
2014–present Lucy Hockings Relief Presenter
Rajesh Mirchandani
David Eades

When Jon Sopel presents, the title sequence ends by stating 'Global with Jon Sopel'. However, when he does not, as he is often on assignment, the titles only show 'Global', regardless of the alternate presenter. This only happens if he isn't reporting from a location on a topic covered in the show. It was announced that Sopel will step down in 2014, to take up the post of North America Editor; he will occasionally present the programme from the US.[2]

It was announced on July 8, 2014; that BBC News Channel presenter Matthew Amroliwala will succeed Sopel in September 2014 as the main presenter. [3]