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James Edward Reynolds (born 20 May 1974) is a British journalist who is the Rome Correspondent for BBC News.[1]

James Reynolds
James Reynolds in Gaza Strip, 2005.jpg
Reynolds in Gaza Strip, 2005
James Edward Reynolds

(1974-05-20) May 20, 1974 (age 45)
EducationWestminster School
Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge


Early lifeEdit

Reynolds was born in Kingston upon Thames, and is the son of former BBC correspondent Paul Reynolds. He was brought up in New York City, Brussels, and Jerusalem, and educated at Westminster School and Christ's College, Cambridge.


In 1997 Reynolds joined the BBC as a trainee, and worked for its regional news programme East Midlands Today in Nottingham. In 1998 he was posted to Santiago, Chile to work as the BBC's South America Correspondent.[1][2] In 2001 he was transferred to Jerusalem to work as a BBC Middle East Correspondent.[1][2] From 2006 to 2009 he was the BBC's China Correspondent, based in Beijing. Reynolds spent 2009/10 as a Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.[3] In 2010 he returned to London to work as the BBC's Iranian Affairs Correspondent. In 2012 he was posted to Turkey as the BBC's Istanbul Correspondent. In September 2014 Reynolds took up his current posting as Rome Correspondent.


  1. ^ a b c "BBC - Press Office - James Reynolds". 2006-04-03. Archived from the original on January 2, 2009. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
  2. ^ a b "NewsWatch Profiles : James Reynolds". London: BBC NewsWatch. 2007-04-07. Retrieved 2008-08-22.
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