Lyse Doucet is the BBC’s award winning Chief International Correspondent, and a presenter for BBC World News and the BBC World Service, who has spent more than thirty years reporting across the BBC’s global and domestic outlets. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and was awarded an O.B.E. in the United Kingdom for services to broadcasting in 2014.
Her career began with postings in Abidjan, Islamabad, Kabul, Tehran, Amman, and Jerusalem. She is a regular visitor to the Middle East and Afghanistan and has covered their major conflicts and political events for more than two decades.
Born in eastern Canada, Lyse has twelve honorary doctorates from leading British and Canadian Universities. She has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Toronto, and a BA Hons from Queen’s University in Kingston.
Lyse is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto, an honorary patron of Canadian Crossroads International, and a member of Friends of Aschiana UK which supports working street children in Afghanistan. She is a trustee of Inter Mediate, and the Frontline Club for Journalists, and a founding member of the Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network.