BA (Hons), Queen's University, Kingston; MA in International Relations, University of Toronto. With the BBC: formerly based in Jerusalem, Amman, Islamabad, Kabul, Abidjan; currently, Chief International Correspondent. Recipient: OBE; News Emmy (Syria); Peabody (Syria, Afghanistan); David Bloom (Afghanistan); Bayeux-Calvados War reporting (Syria); Women in Film & Television; Sandford St Martin (religious broadcasting); One World Media (Afghanistan radio). Awarded honorary doctorates from Canada: Queen's University at Kingston, University of Toronto, King's College, UNB, University de Moncton. Awarded honorary doctorates from the UK: University of York, St Andrew's, Liverpool Hope.