Shaun Ley

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Shaun Ley
Born (1969-06-14) 14 June 1969 (age 48)
Education Ilfracombe College
London School of Economics
Occupation Journalist, presenter
Notable credit(s) The World at One
The World This Weekend
Dateline London

Shaun Ley (born 14 June 1969 in Lynton, Devon[1]) is a British journalist and a presenter of The World This Weekend and The World at One on BBC Radio 4.

Ley was educated at two state schools in Devon in south west England: at Lynton Primary School, in his hometown of Lynton, and at Ilfracombe College, in the seaside resort of Ilfracombe on the North Devon coast, followed by the London School of Economics, in central London.

After a stint as a schoolboy presenter on the short-lived That's Life! Junior in 1980, Ley joined the BBC as a graduate trainee in 1990, and later worked on the regional news programme Points West. He then presented Around Westminster, before becoming a national political correspondent in 2001. He began presenting The World This Weekend in 2005.[2] He is also an occasional relief presenter on the BBC World News and BBC News channels.

Ley is a longtime fan of the BBC series Doctor Who and in 2011 he presented and narrated When Worlds Collide, a documentary accompanying the DVD release of The Happiness Patrol, which looked into the series' political and ideological influences over the years.


  1. ^ "Debrett's authorised biography". Debrett's. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 
  2. ^ "BBC Radio 4 profile". BBC. Retrieved 2011-07-29. 

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