World News Today

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World News Today
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World News Today with Zeinab Badawi
Format News, Business, Weather, Entertainment, Politics
Created by BBC World News
Presented by Zeinab Badawi
Tim Willcox
Philippa Thomas
Kasia Madera
Jamie Robertson
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Studio C, Broadcasting House, London
Running time 93 minutes (Mon–Thu)
45 minutes (Friday)
25 minutes (BBC Four)
Broadcast
Original channel BBC World News
BBC Four
BBC Four HD (2013-)
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original run 2 July 2006 – present
Chronology
Preceded by The World
Related shows BBC World News
BBC World News America
Newsday
GMT
Impact
Global
Focus on Africa,
BBC Breakfast,
BBC News at One,
BBC News at Five,
BBC News at Six,
BBC News at Nine,
BBC Weekend News
World News Today
External links
Website

World News Today is a current affairs news programme produced by BBC News and presented by Zeinab Badawi (Mon, Thur-Fri) and Philippa Thomas (Tue-Wed). 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 weekday edition only, part-simulcast on BBC Four and BBC World News.

History

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. 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 and a standard edition of BBC World News(later replaced by Outside Source in 2014).1

Presenters

The remaining original edition shown on BBC Four and BBC World News is presented

Years Presenter Current role
2009–present Zeinab Badawi Main Presenter (Three Days)
Jamie Robertson Regular Presenter(Friday 2000-2100),
Business News, Occasional Relief Presenter
Tim Willcox Main Relief Presenter
Tanya Beckett Regular Relief Presenter/ Business News
2012–present Peter Dobbie Occasional Relief Presenter
Philippa Thomas Deputy Presenter (Two Days),
Relief Presenter
2013–present Kasia Madera Main Relief Presenter
David Eades Regular Relief Presenter
Karin Giannone Occasional Relief Presenter
Alice Baxter Occasional Relief Presenter/ Business Presenter
Daniela Ritorto Occasional Relief Presenter
Katya Adler Occasional Relief Presenter
2014–present Rajesh Mirchandani Occasional Relief Presenter

When Zeinab Badawi presents, the title sequence ends by stating World News Today with Zeinab Badawi. However, when she does 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. If its more than five days Philippa Thomas will cover her days three days and normally Kasia Madera will do Philippa's two days (as of May 2013).

Former presenters

Years Presenter Current role
2009–2012 Kirsty Lang Deputy presenter
2009–20?? Nisha Pillai Occasional Relief Presenter

Schedule

(all times UK) Unlike other world news programs this program is fixed all year round 1900 UKT.

Winter

Summer

References








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