LLB (Hons), Leeds University. Called to the Bar. With BBC: 1985, News Trainee; 1987, financial section reporting from London and New York on the stock market crash; 1989, Business Correspondent, North America, based in New York. Since 2001, with CNN: roles ranging from anchoring London coverage of 2003 war in Iraq to launch of the euro in Frankfurt, Business International; currently, Anchor, CNN Today and Business International; concurrently, Presenter, CNN Business Traveller and Co-Anchor, Global Office. Has covered most major business news stories across radio and television in the past decade; November 2008, covered G20 meetings in Washington DC.