David Shukman
BBC Science Editor & Author
Agent(s): Julian Alexander

David Shukman is acclaimed for his innovative reporting from the frontlines of global change and his coverage has won him several awards.

He reported live from East Berlin during the fall of the wall, and was the first journalist to film Soviet nuclear weapons. He became the BBC’s Science Editor, after years on the frontline of conflicts such as Bosnia, Sierra Leone and Tajikistan. David also became the first journalist to make a live television broadcast from Britain’s Antarctic base.

More recently, David is reports on climate change, nature loss and sustainable development. In particular, his journalism is currently focused on his particular interest in COP26 and its effects.

A regular public speaker and conference chair, he is the author of The Sorcerer’s Challenge: Fears and Hopes for the Weapons of the Next Millennium, Tomorrow’s War: The Threat of High-Technology Weapons, and most recently An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan.

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