Lyse Doucet Biography
Lyse Marie Doucet is a Canadian media personality working as the BBC’s Chief International correspondent and senior presenter. She presents on BBC World Service radio and BBC World News television, and also reports for BBC Radio 4 and BBC News in the United Kingdom.
Lyse Doucet Age
Lyse was born on24 December 1958 in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
Lyse Doucet Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches
Lyse Doucet Education
She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Queen’s University at Kingston in 1980 before joining the University of Toronto where she graduated in 1982 with a master’s degree in international relations
Lyse Doucet Parents
Doucet was born and raised in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada. She grew up in an Anglophone family. Not much is known about her family but she has a sister named Andrea Doucet, who is a Canadian professor of sociology. She has Acadian, Irish and a bit of Micmac ancestry
Lyse Doucet Husband
Doucet has kept her private life off the lime light. It’s therefore not known whether she is dating, married or divorced .It’s also not known whether she has any kids.
Lyse Doucet BBC News
Lyse is the BBC’s chief international correspondent .She has been reporting for the BBC for nearly 30 years Lyse is regularly deployed to anchor special news coverage from the field and interview world leaders. Lyse also reports across the BBC including for BBC Newsnight. She played a key role in the BBC’s coverage of the “Arab Spring” across the Middle East and North Africa. She has also reported on major natural disasters including the Indian Ocean tsunami, and the Pakistan flood
In 2012, she delivered the Huw Weldon Memorial lecture for the Royal Television Society
Doucet reported from Pakistan and covered the Soviet troop withdrawal and its aftermath. She was the BBC correspondent in Islamabad from 1989 to 1993, also reporting from Afghanistan and Iran. In 1994 she opened the BBC office in Amman, Jordan. From 1995 to 1999 she was based in Jerusalem, travelling across the Middle East. In 1999, she joined the BBC’s team of presenters but continues to report from the field.
In 2014 she made the documentary Children of Syria with film-maker Robin Barnwell, which was nominated in the Best Single Documentary category at the 2015 BAFTA Awards. In 2015 she made the documentary Children of the Gaza War with film-maker James Jones. In 2018, she presented two documentaries entitled “Syria: The World’s War” for BBC 2 and BBC World
Starting on New Year’s Day, 2018, Doucet presented Her Story Made History; a five-part series on BBC Radio 4 featuring in-depth interviews with five remarkable women. The theme is the relationship between women and democracy. A second series was broadcast in the summer of 2019 on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.
Lyse Doucet Awards
Lyse has been awarded several awards including an O.B.E. in the Queen’s Honors list in 2014 for her services to broadcasting and the Columbia Journalism Award for lifetime achievement in 2016.
Her most recent awards include, in 2018, the Trailblazer Award from the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and the Change the Culture Award from the Theirworld education charity. In 2017, she was honored with the Charles Wheeler Award for Broadcasting by the British Journalism Review, Italy’s Luchetta Award for a report on Syrian children, and the Next Century Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcasting. In 2016, she received the Sandford St Martin Trustees’ Award for reporting on religious issues, and the One World Media Radio award for a documentary on Afghan women. Earlier honors include an Emmy and a Peabody in the United States in 2014 for her team’s reporting from Syria.
She is a trustee of Inter Mediate, an honorary patron of Canadian Crossroads International and a member of Friends of Aschiana UK, which supports street working children in Afghanistan. She is also a founding member of the Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network and a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto. She is a trustee of the Frontline Club for Journalists and a member of the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma. Lyse has eleven honorary doctorates from leading British and Canadian Universities.
Lyse Doucet Salary
She earns an annual salary of $180,000
Lyse Doucet Net Worth
Lyse has an estimated net worth of $4 million
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