presenter • writer • journalist
Stephen Cole has anchored international television news for almost three decades. He has anchored 24-hour news around the world for 25 years, launched 4 International News Channels and covered 12 wars. He has just returned to London after 4 years in the Gulf.
Stephen has conducted network interviews with Presidents, Prime Ministers and film stars. He wrote and hosted the Oscars Special programme on BBC World for six years.
He successfully launched the world’s main news channels, Sky News, CNN International, BBC World and Al Jazeera International in London and Doha.
One of his most successful ideas was the creation of the Global IT Show Click Online.
Stephen is also a popular Chairman and Moderator at International global events such as the World Economic Forum at Davos and the Eurasian Media Forum in Astana. He is frequently asked for his analysis of Middle-East politics.
Stephen is also an accomplished and respected corporate speaker who has chaired and moderated panels comprised of presidents and prime ministers at prestigious events across the globe such as the World Economic Forum in Davos. Through his independent media company, Cole Productions, he has organised media training, PR campaigns and corporate conferences for bluechip companies and international organisations ranging from BT to UNESCO.
Stephen is married to Anne-Marie Cole, a senior BBC Radio 4 Producer. Stephen is also a Director of the world famous Championship Rugby Club, London Welsh.