Justin Webb is a British journalist from Portsmouth, England. He graduated from the London School of Economics and then joined the BBC as a graduate trainee in 1984. He has spent his entire career working for the BBC moving constantly within radio and tv. He has reported on a wide range of political and social stories for BBC radio outlets, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service radio.
His first job was with Radio Ulster based in Belfast. He then worked as a reporter on the BBC Radio 4 Today program, as a BBC Foreign Affairs correspondent covering news around the world and as news anchor and presenter of Breakfast News. Justin spent three years as the BBC’s Europe Correspondent, based in Brussels, reporting on the workings of the European Parliament, Britain’s decision on whether or not to join the Euro currency, the enlargement of the European Union and general news events in Europe.
He then moved to Washington in 2001, with his family, as the BBC’s chief correspondent where he followed the elections; George W. Bush and Obama in 2008.
Overall Justin has achieved major successes, he has reported from dangerous places, interviewed interesting people; many senior politicians, two Prime Ministers; John Major and Tony Blair as well as Barack Obama and other world leaders.
Some of his other assignments have included, reporting from the Gulf War, the Bosnian War from 1992-95, the collapse of the former Soviet Union and the first democratic elections in South Africa.