Lucy Hockings



Lucy Hockings is a New Zealander who presents Impact on BBC World News, having taken over from Mishal Husain. Joining the corporation in 1999, she originally worked as a producer before moving in front of the camera with programmes such as Asia Today and HARDtalk. 
She reported on the September 11, 2001 attacks, followed by the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. In 2003, she became a presenter on BBC World (as it was then) and covered such events as the 2004 tsunami, the death of Pope John Paul II and the 2005 London bombings. In 2006, she was made full-time presenter of The World Today. In her spare time, she is also a features reporter for BBC World News. Her previous assignments include Canada, Spain, Norway, and the Netherlands.
She has presented various slots including Newshour with David Eades and was a regular stand-in for Nik Gowing on The Hub. Hockings currently presents news bulletins between 1700UKT and 1900UKT on Tuesday-Thursdays, and presents Impact on Fridays.
Hockings is from Taranaki, has a degree in journalism from the University of Auckland, and worked at TVNZ prior to relocating to the UK

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