Gavin Hewitt is a broadcast journalist with 30 years’ experience of covering major news stories from around the world. His reporting of some of the biggest events of the day has given him unique perspective on global themes and international affairs impacting business today.
Gavin was until recently Chief Correspondent at BBC News. From 2009 to 2015 he was the BBC’s Europe Editor. In 2016 he covered the Trump campaign in the United States. He was in East Berlin the night the Berlin Wall came down and in Moscow for the end of Soviet Communism. He covered the 9/11 attacks in the United States and reported from New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina. He was embedded with the American Third infantry for the war in Iraq and covered the Obama campaign in 2008.
Gavin has written three books including the ‘Lost Continent’ on the political and economic crisis in Europe. His blog was voted one of the most influential in Europe. Before that Gavin wrote ‘A Soul on Ice’ about his experiences as a frontline correspondent. It was described as a ‘breath-taking recollection of real stories’ and was later used as the basis for a West End play.
In the eighties he lived in Toronto Canada and worked for Canadian Broadcasting. He has written articles for the Outlook Section of the Washington Post.
He has won a Bafta, an Emmy, an RTS and a Peabody award.
Speaking at The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC)
In the Hot Seat: Keith Barr in conversation with Gavin Hewitt
IHG CEO Keith Barr shares his thoughts on hospitality and planning for the future of a radically different hospitality market with former BBC Chief Correspondent Gavin Hewitt, an expert in covering global shocks and leadership.