VBQ Speakers

John Humphrys - Keynote Speaker

Book John Humphrys as a keynote speaker. Described as "a national treasure" (though it's not a title he relishes!), John Humphrys is one of the UK's leading political broadcasters, with a career spanning six decades.

Known for his confrontational interviewing style, John has provoked the ire of ministers from both the left and right, with some at times even calling for him to be sacked. Famously, a former foreign secretary once said that the only thing that kept him up at night was the prospect of being interviewed by John Humphrys.

 

john humphrys

legendary broadcaster & interviewer

presenter, bbc radio 4's today programme

SPEAKING THEMES

  • UK politics

  • Foreign affairs

  • After dinner speaker

  • Interviewer and moderator

 

TRAVELS FROM
London, UK

 
 

BIOGRAPHY

Described as "a national treasure" (though it's not a title he necessarily relishes!), John Humphrys is one of the UK's leading political broadcasters, with a career spanning six decades.

Known for his assertive interviewing style, a former foreign secretary famously once said that the only thing that kept him up at night was the prospect of being interviewed by John Humphrys.

As a result, John was credited with changing "the face of radio and the nature of the radio interview for an entire generation" when he was awarded the Sony Gold Medal For Lifetime Achievement.

John joined the BBC in 1966 as its youngest foreign affairs correspondent. Since then he has fronted flagship progammes such as the Nine O'Clock News and On The Record. He is currently the face of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.


JOHN'S TALKS

As well as providing sharp insights on the state of UK politics and society, John entertains his audiences with anecdotes from his unparalleled career - from exploits as a foreign correspondent to run-ins with the political establishment. He is, of course, also a superb moderator and interviewer.

VIDEOS

John discusses the art of communication at the London Business Forum.