No Slow News Days With Simon McCoy!
An old hand at the BBC, Simon McCoy is no stranger to delivering top stories and breaking news - making the conception of his new show Afternoon Live on the BBC News Channel perfect sense! Now you can join him every afternoon, where he will have free reign to deliver hot topics of the day across politics, entertainment, weather, business and sport!
Whether it's dissecting racial inequality with MP David Lammy or sitting down with actor Andy Garcia to discuss the horror film 'Exorcist's' journey to the stage, the segments are as investigative as they are versatile. Alongside this, are finger-on-the-pulse updates such as the reopening of the Tate St. Ives and the recent unveiling of Tracey Emin's signature 'Unmade Bed' at the Turner Contemporary in Margate.
Simon's career has spanned decades and continents. Working as a Royal correspondent through most of the 90’s, in 2003 he co-anchored Sky's coverage of the Iraq war on location in Kuwait and Basra. Simon is now a permanent and much-loved fixture on the BBC. Hand him a slow news day and he'll offer up broadcasting gold! A case in point was his hilariously lackluster reporting of the World dog surfing championships, naturally going viral. It's this dry wit coupled with hard-hitting reporting which makes our Simon McCoy one to watch!