Lucy Ash

Award-Winning Journalist & Presenter


Lucy Ash is a journalist and broadcaster. She began her radio career as a producer in the BBC Moscow bureau just as the Soviet Union was falling apart. After four years covering the chaotic birth of the New Russia, she returned to the UK and began presenting foreign affairs features and documentaries.

She reports on a wide range of international topics but has a strong interest and expertise in social justice, human rights, penal reform and health issues. She keeps a close eye on developments in Europe and in the Former Soviet Union but her work has also recently taken her to Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Best known for her award winning reports on Radio 4’s Crossing Continents, Lucy has also presented documentary films on BBC2 and BBC World. She is a regular contributor to From Our Own Correspondent. Lucy also sometimes presents Outlook – an interview programme featuring remarkable personal stories – on the BBC World Service.

Lucy is also a trustee of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation which supports emerging talent and excellence in the arts.

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