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Brian Barron
Brian Barron
BBC South Europe correspondent

Brian Barron was appointed South Europe correspondent in 2000 based in Rome.

Prior to this, from 1994 he was the BBC's bureau chief based in New York.

Brian joined BBC News as a chief sub-editor in 1965, before becoming Aden correspondent in 1967, a time of conflict which led to Britain's only remaining Middle East Colony gaining independence and becoming South Yemen.

In 1968 Brian was appointed as Cairo correspondent and then a year later became South East Asia correspondent, during which time he covered both the Vietnam and Cambodia wars.

From 1977 to 1981 he held the position of Africa correspondent based in Nairobi, covering stories such as the fall of Idi Amin, the overthrow of Emperor Bokassar and the civil war in Rhodesia.

In 1982 Brian was appointed as the BBC's Ireland correspondent, but he also spent three months during this time covering the Falklands war from Chile.

Brian has also held the positions of Washington and Asia correspondent and covered the 1991 Gulf War as a war correspondent.

Brian has won several awards Royal Television Society awards including Reporter of the Year in 1980 and the International Reporting Prize for his coverage from Latin America.


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