Ben Thompson has reported from all over the world for the BBC covering stories in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America. It’s a job that’s seen him interview world leaders, company bosses and a few showbiz names along the way.
Ben's BBC career started back in 2001. After completing a degree in International Business and French at Cardiff University, along with a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism, Ben moved to London to start work as Business Producer in the Business & Economics Unit, for BBC News
and BBC World. He later joined BBC Breakfast as a producer, then in 2008, moved in front of the camera to become the BBC’s Middle East Business Correspondent, covering such stories as the Dubai Financial Crisis, reporting from Egypt and Tunisia during the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings and the growing tensions in Syria.
From there, Ben returned to the UK to become the Business Presenter for the BBC News Channel, and then he became the BBC’s North America Business Correspondent. Now based back in the UK, Ben presents on BBC Breakfast as well as co-hosting Business Live, the BBC's daily business programme broadcast around the world on the BBC News Channel and BBC World News.