Nuala McGovern

Award-winning BBC TV and Radio presenter


Welcome to the official Nuala McGovern website


Welcome! I have met a lot of interesting people in my travels with this career. They have told me their stories as their lives became caught up in the news.

Here I’d like to show some of what I do and how I do it, where I’ve been and who I’ve met. Thanks for dropping by.


It’s a 20 year career in radio and TV that has brought Nuala around the world to cover some of the most important stories in recent history. Nuala is one of the top presenters on the BBC World Service and hosts a two hour daily radio programme called OS. In addition, Nuala is an established TV presenter on BBC World News and BBC News. The first part of Nuala’s career was in New York as editor of the flagship public radio show on WNYC where she was awarded a Peabody for excellence in broadcasting.

A selection of Nuala's Work

Listen to a selection of Nuala's radio reporting as listed, by clicking on the Soundcloud link below:

  • Presenting Newsday, the biggest breakfast show in the world serving an audience of 10 million people.
  • Live from within Guantanamo detention camp.
  • Live in Abuja as Boko Haram militants release a young woman.
  • Live at the Hong Kong protests.
  • A Syrian migrant learns of son’s death in Malta.
  • Reaction to Nelson Mandela death.
  • Interviewing Burundi’s foreign minister.
  • Presenting Outside Source live on day Fifa corruption story breaks.
  • Interviewing Kofi Annan and  Sir Bob Geldof as I ask Annan about  FIFA role.

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