Ros Atkins Biography

Ros Atkins is a BBC journalist and presenter who hosts Outside Source on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel. He formerly presented BBC World News and BBC World Service radio’s World Have Your Say.

How old is Ros Atkins? – Age

His exact age is not been mentioned.

Where did Ros Atkins go to school? – Education

Atkins attended Truro School, a co-educational boarding private school in Truro, Cornwall, and then went on to study history at Jesus College, Cambridge. On July 8, 2010, this entry was published.

Ros Atkins – Family

He was born in Cornwall but grew up in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and Nassau, Bahamas. After finishing his education, he moved to Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ros Atkins Wife

He is married with two kids and resides in London.

Ros Atkins The BBC journalist
Ros Atkins The BBC journalist

What is Atkins Salary?

He earns an estimated salary of $37,455 annualy.

Atkins Net Worth

His net worth is $2 million.

Ros Atkins Career

Atkins started his career in South Africa, where he worked for the Centre for Policy Studies, researching crime prevention and human rights. He served as a DJ in Johannesburg and at the Oppikoppi festival in South Africa and wrote for the Sunday Independent. When Atkins returned to the United Kingdom, he then became editor of and participated in British Airways’ in-flight radio. Atkins continued to DJ, initiating a night called Sharp at the Brixtonian Havana Club in Brixton, south London, as well as performing at WOMAD and Fruitstock. In 2001, he joined the BBC as a news producer on the Simon Mayo show on BBC Radio Five Live. While at Radio 5 Live, he also hosted on Up All Night. He afterward joined the BBC World Service. He hosted The World Today and The Ticket before joining World Have Your Say in 2005. World Have Your Say earned a Sony Gold Award for Listener Participation in 2008 and a Sony Bronze Award for ‘Best Speech Programme’ in 2012. The Sony Awards have been defined as the “Oscars” of the UK radio business.

He has hosted several top stories all around the world, including all of Barack Obama’s election victories and his first inauguration, the Mexican swine flu epidemic, the football World Cups in Germany and South Africa, the Charles Taylor verdict, the London Olympics, and Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee ceremonies. He was also a key presenter for the BBC World Service’s coverage of Nelson Mandela’s demise, which earned a Radio Academy Gold Award in 2014. In Cairo (2011), Boston (2012), and Berlin (2013), Atkins presented television programs such as “World Have Your Say” (2014). Atkins has conducted live audience radio shows for the BBC World Service in a variety of locations, such as Cleveland, Austin, Los Angeles, Windhoek, Delhi, Mumbai, Kampala, Nairobi, Accra, Abuja, Berlin, Brussels, Tel Aviv, Jakarta, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Cardiff, Glasgow, and many others.


After reporting on the swine flu epidemic in Mexico City in 2009, Atkins wrote on how he and his colleagues became “social pariahs.” Atkins has produced a number of documentaries. “Living With Tourists” looked at how tourism has affected the three areas where he grew up (the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, and Cornwall). Sharing It All looked at why individuals are so eager to disclose extremely sensitive information online and on programs such as World Have Your Say. Through the lives of four adolescent girls from Iceland, Jordan, the United Kingdom, and Lesotho, All That Stands in the Way explored the fundamental reasons for gender inequality. It was both a television and radio documentary. All That Stands in the Way: The Girl, All That Stands in the Way: The Girl, and All That Stands in the Way: The Girl are the three follow-up programs to the original. The argument began in New York when the girls and their parents were brought together. In March 2019, Atkins released a six-part BBC podcast on his unusual friendship with American radio host Keith Olbermann.

The BBC announced in 2013 that Atkins will host a new show called Outside Source. On the BBC World Service and BBC World News, it would have distinct radio and television versions. In 2013, it debuted on BBC World Service radio, followed by a debut on BBC World News in early 2014. In early 2015, the BBC announced that the TV edition will be enlarged and shown on BBC World News and BBC News Channel at 9 p.m. UK time. Atkins has moderated for the World Travel Forum Lucerne, the World Travel and Tourism Council, and the World Travel Market, among other events and seminars in the travel and tourism industry. As previously stated, Atkins also produced a two-part documentary on the impact tourism has had in the three places in which he grew up.

The 50:50 Project

The 50:50 Project is his invention. It began as an experiment on Atkins’ show Outside Source in early 2017 with the goal of increasing the representation of women in media output. Hundreds of BBC teams across genres, including news, sport, entertainment, and factual, have subsequently embraced Atkins’ voluntary self-monitoring approach. The BBC has published statistics in reports from 2019 and 2020 to show the impact of 50:50. Tony Hall, Baron Hall of Birkenhead, then-Director-General of the BBC, described the shift in BBC programming produced by 50:50 as “long-term and sustainable” in April 2020. The BBC’s 50:50 Project has grown to include 70 groups from more than 20 countries. The Washington Post and Forbes have also reported the story. A European Diversity Award and a Global Equality and Diversity Award were among the many honors bestowed to the initiative. Atkins and 50:50 are also discussed in a business case study by London Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. The study’s authors also wrote a Harvard Business Review article about 50:50.

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