Gavin Hewitt

Writer & Broadcaster
© Gavin Hewitt

Gavin is a prominent broadcaster and writer. After working as a Correspondent for Canadian television in Toronto he has gone on to hold a series of key positions at the BBC. He has reported on most major world events over the past thirty years.

He was the BBC's Chief Correspondent from 2015 - 2017. During that period he covered the Trump campaign in the United States. Before that he was the BBC's Europe Editor for five and a half years.

Gavin was in East Berlin the night the Berlin Wall fell. He was in Moscow for the fall of the Soviet Union and in New York for the attacks of 9/11.

He reported from New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina. In 1997 he wrote and presented the BBC One tribute to Princess Diana. In 2003 he was embedded with US forces for the invasion of Iraq. Three years later he reported on the war in Lebanon in 2006 and then the war in Georgia.

As the BBC's Europe Editor he covered the crisis in the eurozone and the tensions between the EU and the UK. His blog was voted one of the most influential in Brussels. During that period he wrote the book The Lost Continent (Hodder & Stoughton, 2013) on the crisis in Europe. He is one of the leading commentators on European politics, the European economy and Brexit.

In 2015 he took up a new post as the BBC's Chief Correspondent where he was at the forefront of all flagship programmes, bringing analysis and insight to a wide range of topics. He has a background in North American politics and has covered most of the US election campaigns in the past twenty years.

A career broadcaster, Gavin is a gifted communicator who shares his passion and insight with his audience. As the BBC's former Europe Editor, Gavin is one of the leading commentators on the Eurozone crisis and the European Economy and is able to offer a unique and important insight into the key issues, the politics of Brussels and the challenges involved in Europe returning to growth. He has a background in North American politics and has covered most of the US election campaigns in the past twenty years.
He also has rich anecdotes from having had a front seat at many of the world's major events. Years of reporting and analysing stories from home and abroad have honed Gavin's skills of imparting key information in a lively and engaging manner. He is able to advise on a wide range of topics, always in his characteristically charming and compelling manner.


Finance & Economics, International Affairs, Politics & Current Affairs

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  • Thanks to all of those that made our annual CFO Supper in Knightsbridge a great success. Special thanks to Gavin Hewitt who gave a terrific speech on the referendum and evolving political landscape - I've had excellent feedback.

    David Ziebart
    Director at the Page Executive CFO Practice for London and Middlesex

  • Gavin did a great job. Exactly what we were looking for.

    Oracle Corporation