Stephen Sackur


Journalist and TV presenter Stephen Sackur is known by many for his hard hitting interviews and coverage of some of the most shocking global events of the last decade; a staple of the BBC World News team Stephen Sackur has been posted to Washington DC, Kuwait and Jerusalem where he acted as the BBC’s leading television and radio presenter.

Since the early 2000’s Stephen Sackur has been on hand to act as the BBC’s TV presenter and correspondent at a number of infamous world events, including breaking the news of mass killing on the Basra road out of Kuwait at the end of the Gulf War, whilst his coverage of the 9/11 attacks garnered international acclaim.

As well as working as a TV presenter and reporter Stephen Sackur is known for his work as an interviewer, particularly on the BBC World and BBC News channel shows HARDtalk, a current affairs programme that has covered issues of politics, technology, innovation and science. During his tenure as the leading TV presenter for HARDtalk, Sackur has interviewed a number of guests including the heads of NATO and OPEC as well as scientists and innovators such as Richard Dawkins, James Dyson, Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales and the bio-scientist Craig Ventor.

Outside his work as a television and radio presenter Stephen Sackur has written a number of articles addressing current affairs events as well as publishing a collection of works that draws on his experience interviewing some of the most creative and infamous technologists and innovators in the world and highlights the qualities they all share, including: “an indestructible will, passion (almost beyond reason), outrageous optimism, a super-sized ego and a ‘rebel yell”.

To book Stephen Sackur to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.