World News Today
|World News Today|
World News Today with Zeinab Badawi
|Created by||BBC World News|
|Presented by||Philippa Thomas
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Location(s)||Studio C, Broadcasting House, London|
|Running time||60 minutes (Mon–Thu)
1x60 & 1x30 minutes (Fri)
33 minutes (Saturday-Sunday)
25 minutes (BBC Four)
|Original network||BBC World News
BBC Four HD (2013-)
BBC News Channel
BBC News Channel HD
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||2 July 2006 – present|
|Preceded by||The World / BBC News at Nine|
|Related shows||BBC World News
BBC World News America
Focus on Africa,
BBC News at One,
BBC News at Five,
BBC News at Six,
BBC News at Nine,
BBC Weekend News
World News Today is a current affairs news programme, produced by BBC News, presented by Philippa Thomas, Kasia Madera, Alice Baxter, Alpa Patel and Karin Giannone. It was originally conceived as a morning television show aimed at American audiences, hosted by George Alagiah, but later expanded to six editions a day aimed at different markets. There is now one daily edition only, aimed as an evening news programme for the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa part-simulcast on BBC Four, BBC News Channel and BBC World News.
The programme originally used the same graphics and music as BBC World, though when The World on BBC Four was renamed World News Today, all editions were given a separate set of graphics and music with three being simulcast in the UK (03:00, 12:00, 19:00). Since April 2008 the standard title sequence used by the BBC's English Regions has been used, with some graphical alterations and with international images included. The first 30 mins of each broadcast is still simulcast on BBC Four.
As part of a channel refresh on BBC World News, five editions of World News Today were replaced on 1 February 2010 with GMT, Impact Asia now Impact, The Hub (later replaced with Global in 2013), Business Edition(later replaced by Outside Source and World News Today but returned replacing an edition of World News Today under the name Business Live). and a standard edition of BBC World News(later replaced by Outside Source in 2014).
On 5 June 2015, a new edition was launched on the BBC News Channel & BBC World News at 21:00 BST (summer) or GMT (winter) on Fridays-Sunday. Half hour was dropped in November for the return of Business Edition.
The remaining original edition shown on BBC Four and BBC World News is presented
|2007–present||Philippa Thomas||Main presenter Monday-Friday (weekends on rota)|
|2015–present||Alpa Patel||Main presenter Saturday-Sunday (weekdays relief)|
|2015–present||James Menendez||Main Relief Presenter|
|2009–present||Tim Willcox||Regular Friday & Main Relief Presenter|
|200?-Present||Lyse Doucet||Occasional relief presenter|
|2009–present||Jamie Robertson||Business deputy presenter, Occasional relief presenter|
|Tanya Beckett||Regular relief & Business main presenter|
|2013–present||David Eades||Regular relief presenter|
|Alice Baxter||current on maternity leave|
|Chris Rogers||Regular Relief Presenter (Saturday & Sunday on rota)|
|Martine Croxall||Occasional Relief Presenter|
|Christian Fraser||Relief Presenter|
|Lebo Diseko||Relief Presenter|
|Rajini Vaidyanathan||Washington presenter|
|2016-present||Maryam Moshiri||Relief Presenter|
|2015-||John Waston||Sport Presenter|
|2015–||Azi Farni||Anchor and relief|
|2009–||Tanya Beckett||Anchor and relief|
|2013 -||Alice Baxter|
|20??-||Maryam Moshiri||Relief Presenter|
When Badawi presented, the title sequence stated World News Today with Zeinab Badawi. However, when she did not, as she is often on assignment, the titles only show World News Today, regardless of the alternate presenter. This only happens if she isn't reporting from a location on a topic covered in the show.
Still Thomas, Giannone and Madera present from different parts of the world. Giannone presented from South Africa in December 2013 following the death of Nelson Mandela and live coverage from the trial of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria. Madera presented from Polish parliamentary election, 2015.
|200?–2012||Kirsty Lang||Deputy presenter|
|2013–2014||Rajesh Mirchandani||Relief presenter|
|2007-2014||Zeinab Badawi||Main presenter|
|2008–2015||Peter Dobbie||relief / main presenter|
|2015||Dani Sinha||Relief / Weekend Presenter|
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- "BBC News Channel announces new commitment to international news". BBC. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2010.