Rob Broomby: In my time here I have worn several different anoraks, initially focussing on social affairs reporting, not least charting the plight of Grimethorpe in the 1990's and the rise of social problems, hard drug use etc, in the former mining communities.
Later obsessions including the Swiss Banks in World War II, Nazi Gold and the role of the German industry in Nazi war crimes. In a joint investigation with Newsnight we revealed the full role of the Ford Motor Company in Germany and its use of forced and slave labour under the Nazis, reports which led to a class action in NY.
In mid 1999 I became Berlin Correspondent and covered the Helmut Kohl financial scandal, Chancellor Schroeder's re-election, the move of the united German Government back to Berlin, as well as the decision to phase-out nuclear power and most harrowing, the Erfurt massacre in in which 16 died. I miss Germany terribly and still tend to latch on to anyone speaking the language.
On return to WATO/PM I initially focused on Europe, EU expansion and the abuses faced by migrant workers here. I was at Attocha Station on the morning of the Madrid bombing for R4, a bomb which arguably swung the Spanish election. In recent years I have focused on nuclear power, security, proliferation and terrorism issues and I am currently completing a 12 month long documentary project on the work of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Iranian nuclear programme, to be broadcast in June 2007. I will then be crossing to World Service Radio for 12 months..