Last updated: 10 november, 2011 - 14:40 GMT

James Coomarasamy

Jamie Coomarasamy, presenter, Europe Today

  • Studied Modern Languages at Cambridge University
  • Has reported from across Europe as BBC producer/reporter based in Moscow and BBC Correspondent in Warsaw and Paris
  • He was BBC Washington Correspondent during 2005-2009. Covered Hurricane Katrina and Obama's election
  • Presented Europe Today in 2009
  • Has presented Newshour since 2010
  • Speaks Russian, French, some Dutch and Polish
  • Has a ridiculous memory for pop music trivia and patronymics of famous Russians
  • Most memorable moment, announcing live to the world from Chicago: "He's just coming onto the stage in front of me; America's first black President"

The joy of live radio is that you never know in advance which items will produce the most memorable moments.

James Coomarasamy

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