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Tuesday, 30 March, 2004, 13:12 GMT 14:12 UK

Justin Webb

Justin Webb BBC Washington correspondent

Justin Webb was appointed as BBC's chief radio and Washington correspondent in 2001.

Prior to this, he spent three years working as the BBC's Europe correspondent based in Brussels.

Justin joined the BBC as a graduate trainee in 1984 working in Northern Ireland for BBC Radio Ulster based in Belfast.

He then worked as a reporter for BBC Radio 4's Today programme, before becoming a foreign affairs correspondent based in London and covering news around the world.

From 1992 to 1997 Justin was a BBC News presenter based in London and the main presenter on BBC One's Breakfast News programme.

He then presented the BBC's One and Six O'Clock News bulletins and during this time interviewed many senior politicians including former Prime Minister John Major and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

As a foreign correspondent Justin has reported on the Gulf War and the war in Bosnia, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the first democratic elections in South Africa.

Whilst working as the BBC's Europe correspondent he reported on the workings of the European Commission and Parliament, the politics surrounding Britain's decision on whether to join the single currency and the enlargement on the European Union.

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