Radio 4 presenter Justin Webb to host APM Awards 2015
Posted by APM on 22nd May 2015
Book your place today at the profession’s premier celebration taking place in London on Monday 2nd November.
After eight years as North America Editor for the British broadcaster, Justin joined the team of presenters on Radio 4’s influential Today programme, interviewing the great and the good as well as those making the day’s headlines.
During his time in the US Justin covered some of the most powerful events in US history, such as the attacks of 9/11 and the election of Barack Obama.
He covered all the twists and turns of the Presidential election, making him ideally placed to assess how the recession-fighting US administration measured up to the challenge. As well as becoming a senior member of the White House press pack, he was the first British journalist to be granted a full television interview with President Obama.
"I went to America thinking it was like Britain only bigger," he says. "I came away realising that culturally, it is unique."
Prior to that he spent three years working as European correspondent based in Brussels, during which time he reported on the workings of the European Commission and Parliament, the politics surrounding Britain's decision on whether to join the single currency and the enlargement on the European Union.
He has also covered elections in Australia, a coup in the Maldives and Mafia trials in Italy, as well as various overseas postings, he has anchored Breakfast News and The World Tonight.
As host to the prestigious APM Awards ceremony, Justin follows a string of high profile personalities who have hosted the event in previous years, such as Steph McGovern, Fi Glover, Chris Hollins, Angela Rippon, Bill Turnbull, Adrian Chiles and Andrew Castle.
Known for being the most glamorous and prestigious event of the professional calendar, the awards dinner is once again being held at the spectacular setting of London Hilton on Park Lane, making for an entertaining evening of celebration.
There is still time for you to be a part of the night’s celebration. Submit an entry to the APM Awards and be in with a chance of walking away with the much-coveted trophy and gain recognition for all of your hard work.
Entry into the APM Awards is free, and submissions are welcome up until 11:59 pm on Wednesday 1st July 2015.
The APM Awards is once again supported by some of the professions’ leading names: