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Lucy Hockings

Lucy Hockings (born c.1975) is a New Zealand journalist who works for BBC World News.[1] She joined the network as producer in 1999, just before being promoted to senior producer in 2000,[2] and worked on Asia Today and HARDtalk. Due to viewer complaints about the accent, she went to the Royal Academy of Drama for speech lessons.[1] She reported on the September 11, 2001 attacks, followed by the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. In 2003, she became a presenter on BBC World (as it was then) and covered such events as the 2004 tsunami, the death of Pope John Paul II and the 2005 London bombings.[2] In 2006, she was made full-time presenter of The World Today. In her spare time, she is also a features reporter for BBC World News. Her previous assignments include Canada, Spain, Norway, and the Netherlands.

Until January 2013, Hockings presented the 1000UKT Newshour on BBC World News with David Eades, and bulletins at 1100UKT and 1300UKT. She was also a regular stand-in for Nik Gowing on The Hub from 1700UKT to 1900UKT broadcast every weekday on BBC World News until its cancellation in December 2012. Hockings currently presents news bulletins between 1700UKT and 1900UKT on Tuesday-Thursdays, and presents Impact on Fridays.

Hockings is from Taranaki, has a degree in journalism from the University of Auckland, and worked at TVNZ prior to relocating to the UK.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Palmer, Harriet (3 March 2009). "Accent on success at BBC". Taranaki Daily News. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "BBC voice pure Kiwi". North Shore Times. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 

External links

  • BBC Press Office biography (archived at the Internet Archive)
  • Lucy Hockings on Twitter


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