Adam Fleming (journalist)

Robert Adam Fleming (born 2 April 1980) is a Scottish journalist and chief political correspondent for BBC News.[1] He was formerly its Brussels correspondent, and has previously worked for Daily Politics and Newsround. He co-presented the podcast and television programme Brexitcast, before becoming co-presenter of its successor, Newscast.

Adam Fleming
Born (1980-04-02) 2 April 1980 (age 41)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
EducationHutchesons' Grammar School
Alma materHertford College, Oxford
EmployerThe HeraldDaily RecordSTVBBC
Notable work
Daily Politics

Early lifeEdit

Fleming was born in 1980 in Glasgow[2] and educated there at Hutchesons' Grammar School, an independent school, from 1989 to 1998.[3] He went on to Hertford College at Oxford University where he studied geography, graduating in 2001 with a first class degree. Whilst at Oxford, Fleming edited The Oxford Student newspaper[3][4] and worked in local radio.[2]


Fleming has worked in journalism for the Herald newspaper in Glasgow, the Daily Record and STV.[4]

Fleming began working for the BBC, and was sponsored by them to study broadcast journalism on a postgraduate diploma course at City University, London. Fleming worked on CBBC's news programme Newsround in 2002 whilst still studying.[3][2][4] He has been a live reporter for BBC News 24 (in 2006),[3] a Westminster reporter (in 2008) and a BBC Three 60 Seconds presenter.[2]

As BBC News' Brussels correspondent, Fleming acted as a regular reporter on Daily Politics[2] and its successor Politics Live.[5] He focused on EU politics and particularly Brexit, establishing the podcast Brexitcast with political correspondent Chris Mason, political editor Laura Kuenssberg and Europe editor Katya Adler.[6][5] He began presenting Newscast after Brexitcast came to an end, and was replaced as Brussels correspondent by Nick Beake in Summer 2020.[7] That December he was appointed as BBC News chief political correspondent.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Fleming lives with his partner Pete in London.[8]


  1. ^ a b BBC News Press Team [@BBCNewsPR] (21 December 2020). "We are delighted to announce @adamfleming has been appointed as the BBC's Chief Political Correspondent. Congratulations Adam!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b c d e "BBC – Daily and Sunday Politics – Adam Fleming". BBC. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d "Founders' Day 2007". 27 September 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2019. Adam attended Hutchesons' from 1989 to 1998 and achieved brilliant academic success. He has a first class degree in Geography from Hertford College, Oxford, where he edited the Oxford student newspaper, and he took a postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at City University, London and was sponsored by BBC News. Adam joined BBC Newsround in 2002. In August 2006 he went on secondment to BBC News 24 as a live reporter.
  4. ^ a b c "Adam Fleming". City University, London Staff. Angel Radio. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b Haseldine, Katie. "Podcast of the week: Brexitcast". Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  6. ^ Bryan, Scott (12 April 2019). "Brexitcast: 'We're like The Avengers – we assemble when required'". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  7. ^ "BBC News selects Nick Beake as Brussels correspondent". ResponseSource. 29 June 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Electioncast: The Receipts Special". Electioncast | Brexitcast. BBC. Retrieved 1 December 2019.

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Preceded by
Chief Political Correspondent: BBC News