Lucy Hockings (born c.1975) is a New Zealander who is working as a television journalist for BBC World News. She joined the network as [1 ] producer in 1999, just before being promoted to senior producer in 2000, and worked on [2 ] and Asia Today . Due to viewer complaints about the accent, she went to the Royal Academy of Drama for speech lessons. HARDtalk She reported on the [1 ] September 11, 2001 attacks, followed by the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. In 2003, she became a presenter on BBC World (as it was then) and covered such events as the 2004 tsunami, the death of Pope John Paul II and the 2005 London bombings. In 2006, she was made full-time [2 ] presenter of . In her spare time, she is also a features reporter for The World Today BBC World News. Her previous assignments include Canada, Spain, Norway, and the Netherlands.
She currently presents the 1000UKT Newshour on BBC World News with David Eades, and bulletins at 1100UKT and 1300UKT. She can also be seen regularly standing in for
Nik Gowing on weekdays to present from 1700UKT to 1900UKT broadcast every weekday on BBC World News. The Hub
Hockings is from
Taranaki, has a degree in journalism from the University of Auckland, and worked at TVNZ prior to relocating to the UK. [1 ] [2 ] References [edit ] External links [edit ]