Profile

I’m a multimedia reporter and producer currently covering politics for BBC Westminster.

I have worked on investigations and breaking news, covering the EU Referendum campaign, the fallout from the vote to leave and the 2017 General Election for the BBC Westminster desk. I have interviewed senior politicians including the Prime Minister, Chancellor and Foreign Secretary. Prior to making the move to Westminster, I reported and presented for BBC South, covering the scandal at Southern Health, UK asylum seeker policies, the international trade in surveillance technology and child sexual exploitation.

I have a keen interest in World Affairs and have shot and edited films overseas for the BBC and other organisations on the migrant crisis in Greece, how mobile technology is changing lives in Tanzania, provision of schools for disabled children in Sri Lanka and the university system in Holland. You can view some of these pieces by clicking on the ‘World Affairs’ tab.

I am a VJ and video editor and have experience of creating digital films for the BBC and creative organisations. Before joining the BBC, I worked as a financial journalist creating digital video and print pieces, as well as optimising content for online publication.

In my spare time I enjoy playing the acoustic and bass guitar, listening to music (and going to festivals), reading, running, watching films and playing squash.

You can follow me on Twitter @robpowellnews or email me at rob.powell@bbc.co.uk.

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