Peter Dobbie is a news presenter on the BBC's 24-hour international news channel BBC World News. He also presented news on BBC World's sister channel BBC News 24 until April 2006, when he moved from his late-evening slot and back to BBC World. He can also be regularly heard fronting 'World Have Your Say' on World Service Radio as well as World Update, a breakfast briefing programme aimed at a US audience.
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Peter has been a full time Presenter for over 15 years and has worked with many different BBC programmes, presenting or reporting for Breakfast Time and then Breakfast on BBC One, Saturday Breakfast, From Our Own Correspondent on Radio 4 and World Service Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live, PM on BBC Radio 4 and the One O'clock News on BBC One. He's also written for the BBC's award winning web site BBC News Online.
His work for BBC News has led Peter to many parts of the world, both presenting and reporting from France, Germany, Latvia, Portugal, Finland and Italy. Following the Asian Tsunami in December 2004, he presented and reported live for many hours from Galle in southern Sri Lanka. He also presented coverage of the launch of the new Airbus A380, the super jumbo, from Toulouse in France for BBC News 24, BBC World, World Business Report, Breakfast and BBC Three, fronting "co-pres" programmes: when the BBC brings together it's two news channels, BBC World and News 24.
Peter has also spent time in southern Iraq because of the ongoing conflict there. He's worked in Basra, Safwan, the RAF's base at Ali al-Salem, and also in Kuwait - reporting live from all these locations for BBC News Specials on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC News 24, BBC World, and BBC Three.
In his spare time Peter is an avid snow-boarder and also a qualified CASI instructor. He also loves triathlons (Olympic & half Ironman distances) during the summer months, and has competed at Windsor, Milton Keynes, Eton and Los Angeles. In 2006 Peter was also a member of Team GB for the European Triathlon Championships in Autun in France, and successfully finished Ironman Germany in Frankfurt, after two finishes at Half Ironman distance in the UK.
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