Paul Wood (journalist)

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Paul Wood is a British journalist. He is the World Affairs correspondent for the BBC. He was previously the defence and Middle East correspondent.

Early life[edit]

Paul Wood graduated from the London School of Economics, where he received a bachelor's degree in political science.[1]


Wood reported from Croatia, Bosnia, and Macedonia, Chechnya, Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan, including Darfur.[1] In August 2011, he was in Libya, covering the advance of the protestors’ troops against Gaddafi. He was in Baghdad during the 2003 invasion of Iraq and in Fallujah during the battle for the city. In 2004 he covered the devastating suicide attacks on pilgrims in Karbala. He was previously the BBC’s Belgrade reporter, filing stories from behind Serbian lines while travelling with Kosovar guerrillas during the NATO bombing in June 1999.[1] He has recently been covering the uprising in Syria, reporting from inside the city of Homs.[2]

In 2004 his Iraq coverage won both the television prize at the Bayeux-Calvados Awards for war correspondents and a Golden Nymph at the Monte Carlo television festival.[1] He received the Cutting Edge Award 2012 at the eighth International Media Awards.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Paul Wood: BBC defence correspondent". BBC. 21 October 2005. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Syria: Homs under 'heaviest' shelling yet". BBC. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2016. The BBC's Paul Wood, reporting from the outskirts of Homs with rebel fighters, says most people in the hardest hit areas of the city are huddled indoors, too terrified to venture outside. 
  3. ^ "2012 Awards". The International Media Awards. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Paul Wood receives Cutting Edge Award 2012". YouTube. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.