Award-winning Journalist and Presenter
Christian is a British writer, journalist and broadcaster, specialising in news and current affairs.
A long time foreign correspondent for the BBC based in Nairobi, Rome, Cairo, and Paris, he is now a News Anchor in London, presenting on major international stories.
Beyond 100 Days - the show he co-anchors from London with Katty Kay in Washington DC - analyses the Trump White House, Brexit and the wider transatlantic partnership.
After 10 years as a foreign correspondent, Christian returned to London to present BBC News.
From Monday to Thursday he anchors the evening show Beyond 100 Days alongside co-presenter Katty Kay in Washington DC. Originally commissioned to cover the first few months of the Trump presidency, the show has proved hugely popular with audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, and is now a fixture on both BBC World News and the BBC News Channel.
Christian has also presented BBC Breakfast from Salford and the evening BBC News bulletins on BBC1.
Christian's first overseas broadcast was from the ruins of One World Trade Center immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
World Trade Center attacks 9/11.
2002 - 2004
War reporting in Afghanistan and Iraq, spending several months in Baghdad reporting on the transition.
Embedded with the Welsh Guards in Al Amarah where British forces were battling the insurgency of Muqtada al-Sadr.
Posted to Nairobi; reported on the wars in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.
Rome Correspondent, Rome
During this time, reported on the war in Lebanon and in 2007 covered the murder of Meredith Kercher and the trial of Amanda Knox in Italy.
2007 - 2010
Middle East Correspondent, Cairo
Christian was the only British correspondent inside Gaza in 2007 during the Israeli invasion, known as Operation Cast Lead. He spent a week in the Palestinian city of Rafah as the Israelis dismantled the tunnels. In 2010 he covered the revolution in Egypt for BBC TV.
Paris Correspondent, Paris
Reported on the war in Libya, first from rebel-held Benghazi and then from Tripoli as the war dragged on.
Returned to London as the BBC News Channel's Senior News Correspondent.
Reported from Crimea during the Russian takeover.
Presented live coverage of the unfolding terrorist attacks in France and Belgium.
2005 Sony Radio Award – Gold
In 2005 Christian collected Gold at the Sony Radio Awards for BBC Radio Five Live's rolling coverage of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, which he had presented through the night.
2006 Sony Radio Awards Journalist of the Year
Nominated in the News Journalist of the Year category at the Sony Radio Awards.
2007 Prix Bayeux
At the Prix Bayeux in 2007 Christian was recognised in the international radio category for his reports on child casualties in Gaza.
Christian is an experienced presenter, commentator and host - as comfortable chairing a corporate event as he is on the Breakfast TV sofa or in front of the BBC News cameras.
An incisive presenter, he has extensive experience of moderating debates and chairing conferences.
Personable and eloquent, he brings to the job his experiences and anecdotes from a broad range of genres, from breaking news and election specials to lighter, consumer-focused events.
'Christian was absolutely amazing! We LOVED having him host the Civil Service Awards and we have received nothing but praise for him from our attendees, production team and events team.
He really carried the crowd and set such a great tone for the whole event and we honestly cannot thank him/recommend him enough.
The crowd at this event tend to be quite hard to handle as they get a little rowdy but it didn’t phase him at all – he took it all in his stride which added to the whole experience.
Really please do pass on our thanks as he was fantastic.'
Civil Service Awards 2019