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Paul Henley: Biography

Presenter Paul Henley

If he had been asked at the age of 10, what he wanted to do when he grew up, Paul Henley might have said that he would like to travel to lots of interesting places, meet lots of interesting people and talk about it a lot.

These days he gets paid for doing roughly that, and he knows good fortune when he sees it.

Paul studied languages at Cambridge University, and before training in journalism in Cardiff, he worked as a kindergarten assistant in Berlin; a tour guide in Paris; a teacher in the Austrian city of Graz and in Hong Kong; and a "mucker-out" of pigs on a farm on the Oslo-fjord.

His first experience as a reporter was for local radio in North Yorkshire.

He joined BBC Radio Five Live as a producer when the station launched in 1994, where he read news bulletins and started presenting live programmes.

As presenter of Euronews, Paul has covered events in every part of the Europe from revolution in the Balkans, to riots in Germany, floods in Italy, football hooliganism in Russia, and GM farming in Spain.

He now reports across BBC radio on European Affairs and occasionally presents Europe Today on the World Service.

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