About Justin Webb
There is nowhere in the world I would rather be than Washington DC. Sexier cities do exist of course, and less socially-divided places as well, but nowhere is as powerful, as full of news, and as vitally important to the lives and futures of us all. I have been here for six years and intend to stay for 600. My youngest child is American and my older ones sound American. And that's fine by me.
Washington is even more powerful than Brussels, where I was for three years before coming here, and from where I was (semi) expelled after suggesting that Prague might make a prettier capital of Europe.
These have been my only two foreign postings - although years ago I used to fly out of London on brief forays abroad (to the Maldives to cover what turned out to be an imaginary coup, for instance, and to Bosnia for an all-too-real war). I also spent time getting up at three in the morning, wearing makeup and feeling knackered, as the presenter of Breakfast News on BBC One.
Before that I was a reporter on the Today programme on Radio Four and way way back (if you're still reading this...) I had the honour of beginning my career in the wonderful BBC Northern Ireland office - Good Morning Ulster was the name of the programme and a very fine one it was, and doubtless still is.
I have never worked outside the BBC unless you count a brief stint writing speeches for an MP and licking envelopes at a lobbying company called GJW Government Relations.
I am the product of a Quaker school so am incapable of lying. My alma mater is the world's finest, the London School of Economics from where I graduated in Economics back in 1983.