BBC's Science Editor
The latest breakthroughs in science
David Shukman is the BBC’s first Science Editor, a post he has held since in 2012. Previously, he served as the Environment and Science correspondent for BBC News, with particular responsibility for the BBC’s Six O’Clock and Ten O’Clock News.
Known for ability to make complex scientific issues accessible, David’s reports on research have taken him as far afield as the Antarctic ice-sheet, the Amazon rainforest and the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. He was the first journalist to make a live television broadcast from Britain’s Antarctic base. Recent assignments include voyaging through the North West Passage, reporting live on plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean, and witnessing the threat of rising sea-levels to the tiny island nation of Tuvalu.
David has been with the BBC since 1983. He was based in Northern Ireland from 1985 to 1987 before being appointed Defence Correspondent (1987-95). He was then assigned to Brussels as Europe Correspondent (1995-99). He was World Affairs Correspondent from 1999 to 2003 and has reported from more than 80 countries.
David is a true BBC veteran, known for the enthusiasm he brings to his reporting. From climate change to space travel and tech trends, he presents the latest scientific discoveries in a highly accessible way, illustrated with anecdotes from his travels around the world.