Jonathan Rugman is an award-winning Foreign Affairs correspondent with the UK’s Channel 4 News. Jonathan’s expertise on international affairs and stories of his gripping experiences in conflict zones makes him an excellent choice for keynote speaker or conference facilitator. Clear and compelling Jonathan can engage an audience with a wealth of anecdotes.
As Channel 4 News’ award-winning Foreign Affairs correspondent, Jonathan Rugman’s expertise covers foreign policy, terrorism and international development, making Jonathan the ideal choice as either speaker or moderator.
With over twenty years newsroom experience, Jonathan has reported from some of the world’s toughest conflict zones, from where he has reported and analysed unfolding political and social situations.
Jonathan started out as a documentary presenter, and was posted in Turkey for four years, from where he reported for the BBC World Service, The Guardian and The Observer. Based on his experiences and education of the region from his time there, he wrote the best-selling ‘Ataturk’s Children’.
His first staff job with Channel 4 was as their Business Correspondent, and he won several awards for corporate investigations.
His coverage of the Haiti earthquake and famine in Somalia garnered him international acclaim, and Jonathan was appointed the programme’s Washington Correspondent.
With an in-depth knowledge of the subjects, Jonathan covered the last two American and French presidential elections; the Eurozone crisis and the Arab Spring, and carved a name for himself amongst the UK’s top news broadcasters.
Johnathan’s breadth of experience, professional manner, and ability to illuminate a topic through the use of relevant ancedotes make him the perfect choice as speaker or facilitator for any type of event.