Nikki Clarke, Head of Journalism, BBC World Service


Last updated August 2013

As Head of Journalism, BBC World Service, Nikki Clarke is editorially and managerially responsible for the BBC's multimedia output across language services for audiences in Africa, Americas, Europe, East and South Asia.  She has recently been involved in launching the BBC’s new television programmes for Africa in English and Swahili.

Before her appointment to the current position, Nikki was Head of Region for the Americas and Europe for BBC World Service. Her role also involved forming partnerships with media players and developing new multi-media services for BBC World Service audiences.

She joined the BBC 25 years ago as a News trainee. She worked first in television news as a producer, moving to Newsgathering working as a desk editor and field producer and then becoming Deputy Foreign and Home News Editor.

From Newsgathering Nikki Clarke went on to edit the Six O'Clock television news programme on the BBC’s leading domestic terrestrial TV channel, BBC One.  She then worked for News Interactive, before joining BBC World Service.