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Laura Kate Trevelyan (born 21 August 1968) is a BBC anchor/correspondent based in New York City. Trevelyan was the United Nations correspondent for the BBC from May 2006 until 2009.[1]

Laura Trevelyan
Laura Kate Trevelyan

(1968-08-21) 21 August 1968 (age 50)
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.A
NationalityBritish, U.S (dual citizen)
OccupationNewsreader, anchor and correspondent
Years active1991–present
EmployerBBC World News
Known forBBC World News America



Trevelyan was born in Islington, London, the oldest of three children. Educated at Parliament Hill School in North London, Trevelyan graduated with a first class degree in Politics from Bristol University. Trevelyan gained a postgraduate diploma in Journalism from the University of Wales College, Cardiff, in 1991.[1]


Trevelyan began her career as a general reporter for London Newspaper Group in 1991, on titles including the Hammersmith Chronicle. She then joined Channel 4 as a researcher on A Week In Politics in 1992.[1]

She moved to the BBC in 1993, initially taking roles as a researcher for Breakfast News and as an assistant producer for Newsnight before becoming a reporter for On the Record in 1994, where she covered the IRA ceasefire and Northern Ireland peace process. In 1998, Trevelyan shifted her focus to political reporting, covering Westminster, the 2001 general election and the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. She was a political correspondent for BBC News from 1999 and was based in London until her move to the US in 2004[1] to cover the presidential election.

From 2006 to 2009 Trevelyan covered the United Nations, travelling to Darfur, Congo, Burma and Sri Lanka and was the first journalist to interview Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. From 2009 to 2012 Trevelyan was a BBC correspondent based in New York, covering everything from the row over the proposed mosque at ground zero to Haiti's cholera epidemic.

After three years as the BBC's New York correspondent, Trevelyan joined BBC World News America as an anchor/correspondent.

Since joining WNA, Laura has anchored live on location covering Hurricane Sandy, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Cleveland kidnapping rescue, the Oklahoma tornado and President Obama's historic visit to Cuba.


Outside journalism, she has written the book A Very British Family: The Trevelyans and Their World, published in 2006, on the history of the Trevelyan family including Sir Charles Trevelyan, 1st Baronet, of whom she is a descendant.[2] Her second book, The Winchester: The Gun That Built An American Dynasty, explores the family behind America's most famous firearm and was released in September 2016.

Personal lifeEdit

Trevelyan is married and lives in New York City with her husband James Goldston, president of ABC News, and three sons.[1] Live, on the BBC's coverage of the 2016 US Presidential Election, Trevelyan said she was about to become a US citizen; she was sworn in on November 9th, the day after Donald Trump won the presidential race.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e BBC – Press Office – Laura Trevelyan. Accessed 5 January 2009 and 11 January 2010.
  2. ^ Trevelyan, Laura (2006). A Very British Family: The Trevelyans and their World. London: I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd. ISBN 978-1-86064-946-2.
  3. ^ "US election 2016: Becoming citizens after Trump's win". 9 November 2016 – via

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