Michael Peschardt

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Michael Peschardt is a journalist and broadcaster for BBC News.

Early life[edit]

Educated at Merchant Taylors' School in Northwood, London and the University of Sussex he joined the BBC as a network reporter from 1983.[1]

BBC career[edit]

After covering the England cricket team on The Ashes win in Australia in 1986/87, and the America's Cup; he decided to try living there for a year, and has been there ever since.[2] He is the BBC's Sydney correspondent, covering a range of stories from Australia and South East Asia for the BBC's UK-based TV and Radio services, including BBC Radio 4 and BBC News as well as the international channel BBC World News.

Peschardt also hosts BBC World News's programme Peschardt's People, which profiles well-known personalities in the Asia-Pacific. Interviewees have included Singaporean actress Fann Wong, New Zealand actor Sam Neill, Bollywood star Preity Zinta and Australian basketball player Luc Longley.[3]

As well as this, he occasionally returns to the UK to fill in for absent presenters on BBC One's morning news programme BBC Breakfast.[citation needed]

He also presented the BBC coverage of the 2002 Commonwealth Games from Manchester.[citation needed]

ABC work[edit]

Peschardt guest-presented the Mornings show on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's 702 ABC Sydney for summer 2008/09, in place of Deborah Cameron.[4]


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