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World Update is BBC World Service's morning news strand. Broadcast at 1006 GMT, it is also carried by PBS stations across the United States.[1] Since 2003 the programme has been presented by Dan Damon.[2] On 25 June 2012, World Update became the first English-language World Service programme to come from Broadcasting House.

World Update
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GenreNews, current events, and factual
Running time54 minutes
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Home stationBBC World Service
Hosted byDan Damon
Edited byIan Brimacombe
Recording studioBroadcasting House




Years Presenter Current role
2003–present Dan Damon Main presenter
?–present Julian Marshall Occasional relief presenter
?–present Rebecca Kesby


  • American journalist Vicki Barker was the main presenter from 1997 to 2003.[3]

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  1. ^ "World Service Programmes - World Update". BBC. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
  2. ^ "BBC World Service - Institutional - Dan Damon". BBC. 2011-10-11. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
  3. ^ [1]

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