ABOUT BILL DOD
Bill is a news presenter on Russia Today, the 24 hour international news channel on worldwide satellite. The channel was shortlisted in the Best News category in the UK Digital Broadcast Awards 2009.
He fronts 6 hours of daily live interviewing and news presenting in the studio as well as hosting live broadcasts covering special events on location; including, during President Obama's recent high profile visit to Moscow, hosting 12 hours of live programming from Red Square over two days – without teleprompter. The output
was nominated for the prestigious 2010 INTERNATIONAL EMMY FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS, competing in Best News Category against Al-Jazeera English, Sky News and TV Globo. This year Bill is honoured to be invited to
participate as a judge for the 2011 International Emmy Awards. As a corporate TV presenter, he has interviewed employees and company directors for business television. He records voice-overs both in London and Moscow for international clients.
Although Bill qualified as a teacher at Homerton College, Cambridge, his first job was working for BBC Local Radio for 4 years where he hosted numerous shows including a news and current affairs morning programme. He then moved to television to present many regional programmes for ITV before fronting Timekeepers, a general knowledge daytime quiz show for BBC One.
Bill's other interests include travelling, fly fishing, property development and tennis (his great aunt, Lottie Dod is the youngest ever Wimbledon champion – winning the title 5 times).