BBC World Affairs Editor, John Simpson CBE is a journalist, broadcaster, columnist and accomplished author. John joined the BBC in 1966 and celebrated his 50th Anniversary in 2016. John has reported from 140 countries and interviewed around 200 world leaders. He has covered forty-six wars on four continents, not to mention the trial and execution of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and of Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania. John has received most of the broadcasting industry’s main awards, including RTS journalist of the year (twice), three BAFTAs, an Emmy, Monte-Carlo TV Festival’s Golden Nymph, and the Bayeux award for war reporting.