Aaron Heslehurst

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Aaron Heslehurst
Born (1967-11-06) 6 November 1967 (age 49)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Journalist,
Television Presenter
Notable credit(s) BBC Three
BBC News
BBC World News

Aaron Heslehurst (born 6 November 1967 in Sydney, Australia) is a BBC World television presenter often seen presenting World Business Report. Since March 2008, he has also appeared on BBC Breakfast presenting the business news as well as a regular presenter on BBC News Channel and Victoria Derbyshire. Heslehurst also presented a segment on Fast Track called Flight Track, covering aviation news before it stopped in 2014. He also hosts and moderates at airline/airport conferences, including the IATA AGM and the RDG World Route Development Forums.

Career[edit]

Heslehurst began his career as a reporter for Prime Television/Seven Network in Sydney and Canberra, where he worked from 1996 to 1998.[1] He received recognition early in his career from the Australian National Press Club, which presented him with the award for Best Creative Story on Tourism in 1998.

He worked as European bureau chief in London for Paramount Pictures and Real TV News from 1998 to 2000.[1] He increased the European story output considerably by researching, writing, directing, producing and shooting on location.

From 2000 to 2002, Heselhurst was an anchor at CNBC Nordic in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1] Heslehurst was the senior news anchor for CNBC Nordic during 2000–2002. It was as senior newsreader and editor for afternoon and evening programming that Heslehurst made a very considerable contribution to the output of Copenhagen-based CNBC Nordic, broadcasting news on the hour. He also broadcast live scheduled inserts to the entire CNBC Pan European feed.

He has been with BBC since 2002.[1] He currently presents across all of the BBC television channels, including World News, the 24-hour News Channel and is part of the presenter team on BBC Breakfast, on BBC One.

Business coverage[edit]

Heslehurst has reported on many global financial issues, the SARS virus and world tourism. The plight of the international airlines remains his area of special interest. He has also produced in-depth coverage on the crash of the Argentine economy, and various corporate scandals.

In 2011 there was some controversy surrounding Heslehurst and other BBC journalists as news surfaced that he had earned thousands of pounds fronting a corporate video for an arms firm. [2]


Aviation news[edit]

His specialty lies in the airline industry and Heslehurst has interviewed the heads of some of the world's largest and leading airlines, including United, British Airways, American Airlines, Qantas, Etihad, SAS, Air Canada, Qatar, Thai, Iberia, Air India, Malaysian, Emirates, Air New Zealand and Gulf Air.

Awards[edit]

"Best Commentator 2009" Daily Telegraph Wealth Management Awards (Voted by the public)

Heslehurst won the Best Creative Story on Tourism from the Australian National Press Club in 1998.[3]

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