David Foster is commonly regarded as the face of news presenting, having established himself as one of the most recognisable presenters in the world. He has held roles at such prestigious broadcasting companies as Al Jazeera and TRT World, a testament to David's ongoing influence. He has been the first to report on a wide range of events, including American President Donald Trump's election and current affairs in the Middle East. As a speaker, David is highly regarded for his incredible insight into current affairs, with many audiences coming away from his after dinner speeches with a better understanding of political tensions and societal advancements.
Starting as a Reporter for Central News in 1982, David has led a respectable career working with a wide range of stations. From Sky News to ITV Westcountry, TV-Am to Al Jazeer, he has honed his interviewing skills over the last couple of decades. While working with TV-Am from 1985 to 1992, David lived in Washington D.C as their US Correspondent, before moving to the Westcountry. Additionally, David has worked with some of the biggest names, including Hilary Clinton, Angela Merkel and The Emir of Qatar, a testament to his industry wide respect from politicians, celebrities and world leaders alike.
For over a decade, he was the Principal News Anchorman for Al Jazeera English, based in Doha, Qatar. Aside from being one of the founding presenters, he has also spearheaded a number of highly impactful shows on the independent station. This has in turn built David's reputation in the Middle East, from which he has become a popular after dinner speaker and conference host. One of David's main programmes, titled Inside Story, is an investigative analysis of topical issues. As a speaker, David eloquently discusses his vast career at news stations from around the world, an insight very few can bring to an event.
TRT World is a Turkish state international news channel based in Istanbul. It discusses current affairs occurring in Europe, Western Asia and, of course, Turkey. David started working at TRT World in 2016, and was quickly appointed as one of their Senior News Anchors. With such a wealth of knowledge on international issues, he is the ideal addition to nearly every industry event organised - from economics to politics, entertainment to sport. You name it, David can impart his wisdom of it. A confident, anecdotal speaker, audiences come away from David's presentations with a better understanding of communication, broadcasting and international affairs.