Claire Bolderson is a news journalist and documentary maker with more than 25 years’ experience at the BBC. She was presenter of Newshour on the World Service and The World Tonight on Radio 4 and continues to make documentaries for BBC radio.
Claire began her broadcasting career in Indonesia as correspondent for the BBC and Financial Times. She went on to be BBC correspondent in Washington for three-and-a-half years. Since then she has returned repeatedly to the US to report and to anchor programmes while also broadcasting from Africa, Europe and Asia.
Claire is a regular guest commentator on the Weekend programme on BBC World Service . She runs workshops for academics to help them communicate their research to the media and policy makers and is an experienced moderator and facilitator at conferences and public events. She also devised, and now regularly teaches, the Media and Society course for the University of North Carolina’s London honours programme.
Claire graduated from Oxford University with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. She lives in London where she is Chair of Governors at a local primary school.