James Menendez

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James Menendez
Occupation Journalist, presenter
Notable credit(s) Newshour
World News Today
BBC World News

James Menendez is a British journalist and radio broadcaster working for BBC News. Menendez is one of the main presenters of Newshour on the BBC World Service.


Menendez joined the BBC as a trainee reporter in 1995. He then became a reporter for the BBC World Service before becoming the BBC Correspondent in Venezuela.[1]

In 2004, Menendez moved back to London, as an occasional presenter on Newshour and The World Today. In 2007, he became one of the main presenters of World Briefing before becoming a main presenter on Newshour.[2] In addition to presenting the programme, Menendez reports for Newshour from around the world. On 13 April 2015, he started presenting World News Today on BBC Four and BBC World News.

In 2017, an interview he was conducting on BBC World News with Robert Kelly went viral after the interviewees children busted in and started dancing.[3][4]