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Matthew Amroliwala

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Matthew Amroliwala born 1962 is a BBC television newsreader, who presents Global with Matthew Amroliwala on BBC World News each weekday at 1500 hrs GMT He is an occasional relief presenter of the BBC News at One on BBC One He also presented Crimewatch alongside Kirsty Young from January 2008 until March 2015


He was born Mehrwan F Amroliwala in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire the son of a Royal Air Force officer

His roots are in India, and he is a Parsi Zoroastrian As his family name denotes, his ancestral hometown is Amroli in Surat District of the state of Gujarat in western India He was educated at the King's School, Ely, Cambridgeshire and then at St Chad's College, Durham University He graduated in 1984, having read Law and Politics He was married in London to Jackie, a non-Parsi, in June 1999 and they have 5 children: Milo, Louis, Mary and Mabel and Elsie

After working as a chartered accountant, he joined the BBC and, in 1990, became a BBC network television correspondent In 1997, he joined the BBC News Channel as a presenter of the channel's evening programmes and from the beginning of 2001, he has presented the late afternoon news programme, first with Jane Hill and then with Maxine Mawhinney In April 2006, he was re-united with Hill on the 11 am–2 pm shift until March 2013 when the duo moved to the 2 pm–5 pm slot on Tuesday to Friday; Emily Maitlis co-presents on Mondays

He has covered many major news stories, including reporting extensively from Northern Ireland He has also reported from Bosnia on the fall of Srebrenica and travelled throughout the Balkans during the conflict in Bosnia Since January 2008, he has co-presented the programme Crimewatch with Kirsty Young and Rav Wilding later Martin Bayfield, specialising in the solved cases, but missed the March 2015 episode, and was covered by Jason Mohammad

Since 8 September 2014, he has presented the flagship programme Global on BBC World News, the BBC’s international news channel on 27 June 2016 he presented his first edition of World News Today on the channel and BBC Four


  1. ^ a b England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837–1983 England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes General Register Office, London, England
  2. ^ a b England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1984–2005 England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes General Register Office, London, England

External links

  • BBC Newswatch profile
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Preceded by
Jon Sopel
Main Presenter of Global programme
2014 - present
Succeeded by

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