Matthew Amroliwala

Matthew Amroliwala (born 1962) is a British television newsreader, who presents Global with Matthew Amroliwala on BBC World News each weekday at 1500 hrs GMT. He has also been an occasional relief presenter of the BBC News at One on BBC One. He also presented Crimewatch alongside Kirsty Young from January 2008 until March 2015.

Matthew Amroliwala
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Amroliwala in 2014
Born1962 (age 59–60)
Alma materDurham University
OccupationJournalist, News presenter
Notable credit(s)BBC News
BBC News at One
BBC World News
Global with
Matthew Amroliwala

Early life and educationEdit

Amroliwala was educated at the King's School, Ely, Cambridgeshire[1] and then Durham University. He graduated in 1984, having read Law and Politics.[citation needed]


After working as a chartered accountant, he joined the BBC and, in 1990, became a BBC network television correspondent. In 1997, he joined the BBC News Channel as a presenter of the channel's evening programmes and from the beginning of 2001, he has presented the late afternoon news programme, first with Jane Hill and then with Maxine Mawhinney. In April 2006, he was re-united with Hill on the 11 am–2 pm shift until March 2013 when the duo moved to the 2 pm–5 pm slot on Tuesday to Friday; Emily Maitlis co-presented on Mondays.

He has covered many major news stories, including reporting extensively from Northern Ireland. He has also reported from Bosnia on the fall of Srebrenica and travelled throughout the Balkans during the conflict in Bosnia. Since January 2008, he has co-presented the programme Crimewatch with Kirsty Young and Rav Wilding (later Martin Bayfield), specialising in the solved cases, but missed the March 2015 episode, and was covered by Jason Mohammad.

Since 8 September 2014, he has presented the flagship programme Global on BBC World News, the BBC’s international news channel. On 27 June 2016 he presented his first edition of World News Today on the channel and BBC Four.

Personal lifeEdit

Amroliwala and his wife Jackie Long, a journalist, live in London; they have five children.[2]


  1. ^ "King's Ely". 8 July 2014.
  2. ^ "BBC World News - Global with Matthew Amroliwala - Matthew Amroliwala".

External linksEdit

Media offices
Preceded by Main Presenter of Global
Succeeded by