Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Occupation||Journalist, Presenter, Newsreader|
|Notable credit(s)||BBC News
BBC World News
(starting September 2014)
Matthew Amroliwala (born 1962) is a BBC television newsreader, who presents on the BBC News Channel each weekday from 2 pm – 5 pm alongside Jane Hill or Emily Maitlis. He is an occasional relief presenter of the BBC Weekend News on BBC One. He will be moving to present Global with Matthew Amroliwala in September 2014 replacing Jon Sopel. and appears in the Crimewatch programme on BBC One, with Kirsty Young.
He was born Mehrwan F. Amroliwala in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire the son of a Royal Air Force officer and he is a Parsi Zoroastrian. He was educated at the King's School, Ely, Cambridgeshire and then at St Chad's College, Durham University. He graduated in 1984, having read Law and Politics.
After working as a chartered accountant, he joined the BBC and, in 1990, became a BBC network television correspondent. In 1997, he joined the BBC News Channel as a presenter of the channel's evening programmes and from the beginning of 2001, he has presented the late afternoon news programme, first with Jane Hill and then with Maxine Mawhinney. In April 2006, he was re-united with Hill on the 11 am-2 pm shift until March 2013 when the duo moved to the 2 pm-5 pm slot on Tuesday to Friday; Emily Maitlis co-presents on Mondays.
He has covered many major news stories, including reporting extensively from Northern Ireland. He has also reported from Bosnia on the fall of Srebrenica and travelled throughout the Balkans during the conflict in Bosnia.
- England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837–1983. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. General Register Office, London, England.
- England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1984–2005. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. General Register Office, London, England.