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.
His roots are in India, and he is a Parsi Zoroastrian. As his family name denotes, his ancestral hometown is Amroli in Surat District of the state of Gujarat in western India. 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. He was married in London to Jackie, a non-Parsi, in June 1999 and they have four children: Milo, Louis, Mary and Mabel.
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. Since January 2008, he has co-presented the programme Crimewatch with Kirsty Young and Rav Wilding, specialising in the solved cases.
Since 8th September 2014, he has presented the flagship programme Global on BBC World News, the BBC’s international news channel
- 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.