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Bringing voices together

Christian is a broadcaster, writer and experienced conference host, specialising in British and international news, politics and current affairs.

Now London-based, presenting on major breaking stories, he was previously the BBC's foreign correspondent in Nairobi, Rome, Cairo, and Paris - reporting on the biggest issues from Israel and Gaza to Ukraine and the Iraq War. 

 

The Context - With Christian Fraser, his nightly BBC show focusing on UK and US politics, airs between 8pm and 10pm GMT. He is a regular anchor on Newsnight, the BBC's flagship current affairs programme, and Radio 4. 

News Anchor

The Context

With its unique transatlantic focus and global panellists, The Context gets beneath the surface of the big political issues for audiences in the UK and across the world.
 
Christian explores the crossover between UK, European and US politics. The upcoming elections in all three this year make The Context a must-watch.

After 10 years as a foreign correspondent, Christian returned to London to present BBC News.  

 

From Monday to Thursday he anchors the evening show The Context - with Christian Fraser - which airs on both BBC World News and the BBC News Channel. Christian also frequently anchors the flagship current affairs programme Newsnight on BBC2.

 

Christian has presented BBC Breakfast from Salford and the evening BBC News bulletins on BBC1, and previously co-hosted the extremely successful Beyond 100 Days with Katty Kay.

Christian's first overseas broadcast was from the ruins of One World Trade Center immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

2001

World Trade Center attacks 9/11.

2002 - 2004

War reporting in Afghanistan and Iraq, spending several months in Baghdad reporting on the transition.

 

2004

Embedded with the Welsh Guards in Al Amarah where British forces were battling the insurgency of Muqtada al-Sadr.

Foreign Correspondent

2005

Posted to Nairobi; reported on the wars in the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

 

2006

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.

2010

Paris Correspondent, Paris

 

2011

Reported on the war in Libya, first from rebel-held Benghazi and then from Tripoli as the war dragged on.

 

2014

Returned to London as the BBC News Channel's Senior News Correspondent.

Reported from Crimea during the Russian takeover.

 

2015/16

Presented live coverage of the unfolding terrorist attacks in France and Belgium.

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Awards

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.

2005 Sony Radio Award

GOLD

Nominated in the News Journalist of the Year category at the Sony Radio Awards.

2006 Sony Radio Awards Journalist of the Year

At the Prix Bayeux in 2007 Christian was recognised in the international radio category for his reports on child casualties in Gaza.

2007 Prix Bayeux

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