Claire Bolderson

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Claire Bolderson
Born 1 December
Status Married
Education St Hilda's College, Oxford
Occupation Journalist, presenter
Notable credit(s) Newshour

Claire Bolderson is a former BBC journalist and radio broadcaster who presented The World Tonight for BBC Radio 4.


Bolderson was born in London.[1] After studying at St Hilda's College, Oxford[2] and graduating with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Bolderson started broadcasting from Indonesia as a reporter for the BBC and the Financial Times.[3] Later, posted in Washington, Bolderson covered the 1996 US Election for the BBC World Service, then the Clinton impeachment.[4]

Later, Bolderson returned to London to present on the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4. She regularly presented The World Tonight from 1999 to 2009. She then concentrated on Newshour. Bolderson left the BBC in 2012, presenting her final edition of Newshour on 20 March 2012.[5]


  1. ^ "Reporting the US Elections", London School of Economics, POLIS, 24 November 2008
  2. ^ "Moderating / Speaking", Claire Bolderson's website
  3. ^ "BBC News | The Reporters | US mid-terms". 2006-10-20. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  4. ^ "BBC World Service - Institutional - Claire Bolderson". 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  5. ^ "BBC Journalist Claire Bolderson Moves On". 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 

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Preceded by
Isabel Hilton
Deputy presenter: The World Tonight
1999 – 2009
Succeeded by
Ritula Shah