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Simon Wilson appointed BBC Middle East Bureau Chief

Category: News

Date: 05.05.2005
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Simon Wilson has been appointed Bureau Chief for the BBC in Jerusalem.


Simon has covered conflicts in the Balkans and Middle East and has been a senior producer in Jerusalem for most of the current Palestinian uprising. He has also worked twice in Baghdad since the fall of Saddam.


He will replace Andrew Steele, who will become the BBC's Washington Bureau Chief.


Simon begins work in his new role in July.


"This is an exciting and challenging time to be taking on this senior role.


"I've had a great three years travelling the region as a producer with some very talented and very brave BBC journalists and technical teams - I look forward to working with them to shape our coverage in the years ahead," Simon said.


Before moving to the Middle East, Simon was a specialist in European affairs.


He attended University College School, London and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied French and German.


Simon, 40, is married with three daughters.



Category: News

Date: 05.05.2005
Printable version


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