Michael Buerk is an Award-Winning Broadcaster, Author, Guest Speaker and Conference Presenter/Facilitator.
Michael Buerk is one of Britain’s leading award-winning broadcast journalists.
He has worked as a BBC news correspondent and presenter for more than thirty years.
Michael anchored the BBC’s main evening television news programme from 1989 to 2003.
He chairs the BBC Radio 4 programme on ethical issues the “Moral Maze” and the Radio 4 programme on individual dilemmas “The Choice”.
He also presents factual television programmes for other channels, such as Britain’s Secret Treasures a prime-time series for ITV1.
Apart from his role as a BBC newscaster, Michael is well-known for presenting the peak time programme about emergencies ‘999‘. The programme ran through 15 series between 1991 and 2002 and, for much of that time, was the BBC’s most popular factual television programme.
More recently, Michael presented Royal Recipes for BBC One – a royal-themed food programme, celebrating dishes served from the time of George IV to the reign of Elizabeth II.
Michael Buerk is also known for his career as a Foreign Correspondent for the BBC during which he probably won more international awards for television reporting than any other British journalist. Several of them came from his coverage of the Ethiopian famine in 1984/5. His films alerted the world to the tragedy. They were shown worldwide to an audience of hundreds of millions. They led directly to a massive international relief effort valued in billions of dollars, to Band Aid and Live Aid, which it is estimated saved over a million lives.
His autobiography ‘The Road Taken‘ was published by Hutchinson in September 2004.
Apart from broadcasting, Michael Buerk lectures on international issues and environmental matters and chairs conferences on current affairs and business issues.
Furthermore, Michael is a very entertaining after-dinner speaker.
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