TV work

Nuala is a familiar face and established presenter for news programmes on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel. Recently, Nuala has also reported for the BBC on Brexit, the French elections, the Turkish referendum and the migrant crisis bringing people at the heart of the story to the viewers. Nuala was chosen to anchor special coverage for the weekend of Easter 1916 commemorations for the BBC from Dublin, Ireland and has also anchored TV shows with large live audiences in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, Lagos, Nigeria and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe expertly getting to the key issues up for debate.


Nuala talking on the Irish abortion referendum

BBC 100 Women

Nuala McGovern presenting Outside Source TV on BBC News

Hosting at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe – are we living in an age of offence?

Speaking to Jason Solomons about potential Oscar winners

Moderating live BBC Debate in Kharkiv over the conflict in Eastern Ukraine

BBC 100 Women 2016: Season ends with record breaking Wikipedia edit

Reunited: The sisters separated by US-Mexico border

EU Referendum: the challenges facing Europe Union

Migrant Crisis: Interviewing a Syrian migrant in Greece

Radio Work

Nuala is a leading presenter on the BBC World Service and presents a two-hour daily show called OS, a unique programme that offers 2 hours of real-time news. Nuala is also an accomplished correspondent for the BBC and has anchored key coverage including the 2017 inauguration of US president Trump, the Turkish referendum, the French elections and the Manchester bombing attack and UK elections to name some of her on location reporting the first half of 2017.

Nuala has been nominated for One World Media and Amnesty awards for her work on the migrant and refugee crisis including as a correspondent and a documentary-maker.

Previously, Nuala has been the executive editor of the flagship radio show on WNYC where she won a George Foster Peabody award for excellence in broadcasting.


Click to listen to Nuala's radio show on demand.

Surviving the Most Lethal Route in the World - Shortlisted for 2015 One World Media award and Amnesty International award.

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Social Media Work

Nuala has made social media a huge part of her work and a vital way to connect with audiences around the globe. She has a large and loyal following online on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You will frequently find Nuala conducting Facebook lives on the BBC World Service and BBC News Facebook pages from various locations where a news story is evolving. Nuala’s radio show is broadcast on Periscope every day making her show a one-of-a kind brand. Her relaxed, informal style coupled with rigorous journalism and understanding of what audiences want in a digital age, makes for compelling viewing. Nuala’s interviews often garner hundreds of thousands of views.


Live at Veterans Village in downtown Las Vegas

Muhammad Ali funeral in Louisville on Facebook live

On the Mexican/US border in Tijuana

Interviewing Ava DuVernay the director of Selma on Facebook

On location: Live from Melilla on the migrant crisis

On location: live from the Hong Kong protests