Ben Wright (journalist)
|Education||King Edward VI Five Ways
University of Oxford
Ben Wright is Washington Correspondent for BBC News, the main newsgathering department of the BBC, and its 24-hour television news channels BBC World News and BBC News Channel, as well as the BBC's domestic television and radio channels and the BBC World Service. He was formerly Chief Political Correspondent for BBC Radio 4, having been appointed to the position in March 2012. He became Washington Correspondent in December 2012.
Prior to being appointed a BBC political correspondent in March 2008, Wright had worked on a number of programmes, including The World at One, Today, PM, and The Daily Politics. Wright was appointed political correspondent along with Iain Watson as replacements for the departing James Hardy and Guto Harri. He has worked extensively for the BBC, covering stories around the world, including India, the United States and mainland Europe. Wright currently focuses primaily on issues relating to British politics.
His long term girlfriend is Poppy Mitchell-Rose, a former BBC and Reuters employee, special adviser (2010 to 2012) to Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and associate board director of Freud Communications.
- Josh Neicho (26 July 2010). "All power to the new Tories". thisislondon.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
- Polly Dunbar (16 January 2011). "From cricket to the catwalk to Westminster, public school accents are back: We reveal Britain's 50 most powerful posh people under 30". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
- Kate Magee (17 April 2013). "Freud Communications signs former George Osborne aide Poppy Mitchell-Rose". PRWeek. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
|Chief Political Correspondent: BBC Radio 4
2012 – 2012