Julian Marshall, Host
is one of the main presenters of Newshour
, the BBC World Service flagship news and current affairs programme.
has won four Sony Gold Awards - the UK radio's Oscar equivalent - the first of which was for best reaction to a news event: the release of Nelson Mandela.
Job on Newshour
as the most enjoyable and stimulating he
has ever done: "I have had a ringside seat at some of the most significant developments of the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries."
Julian first joined the BBC World Service in 1977 as a producer in the African Service where he worked on the English for Africa programme, Focus on Africa.
would travel the length and breadth of Africa reporting on events such as the Ethiopian-Somalian Ogaden War
and Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summits.
Back in England, Julian reported for various BBC programmes until 1990 when he joined Newshour.
More than anything Julian
close relationship with listeners and looks forward to any opportunity to meet them face-to-face.