Christian Fraser co-anchors Beyond 100 Days with Katty Kay for the BBC News Channel, BBC World News, BBC Four and PBS. Beyond 100 Days is an acclaimed nightly public affairs show, reaching a global audience and providing expert insight on international news from the U.S. and around the world. Christian also works as an anchor presenting on BBC1 News, BBC Breakfast and Radio 4’s PM Programme and has specialised in programmes on the Trump Presidency and Brexit.
He began his career as a trainee reporter with the UK’s Mirror Group, later becoming a staff reporter with the Daily Mirror.
Christian joined the BBC in 2000. His first day as an investigative reporter for Radio Five Live was 9/11. He then went on to spend a lot of time in Afghanistan and Iraq, embedding with British troops.
In 2005, Christian collected Gold at the Sony Radio Awards for BBC Radio 5 live's rolling coverage of the Indian Ocean tsunami, which he presented through the night. He has also been nominated in the News Journalist of the Year category at the Sony Radio Awards and was recognised at the Prix Bayeux in 2007 for his reports on child casualties.
From 2006 Christian had a series of major BBC bureau postings in Rome, Cairo and Paris. He was the only British correspondent inside Gaza in 2008 during the Israeli offensive, known as Operation Cast Lead and spent a week in the Palestinian city of Rafah as the Israelis dismantled the tunnels.
He covered the revolution in Egypt and also reported on the war in Libya - first from the rebel-held city of Benghazi and then from Tripoli.
In 2014, Christian returned to London as the BBC News Channel's Senior News correspondent, before moving on to his current presenter role..
Christian is an accomplished conference and event host and moderator, drawing on his expertise in international affairs, security issues and the technical and digital changes, affecting the global business landscape. Christian is well placed to speak on the Trump Presidency, Brexit, security issues and digital disruption.
Conference host & moderator
Christian was absolutely amazing! We LOVED having him host the Civil Service Awards and we have received nothing but praise for him from our attendees, production team and events team.
He really carried the crowd and set such a great tone for the whole event and we honestly cannot thank him/recommend him enough. The crowd at this event tend to be quite hard to handle as they get a little rowdy but it didn’t phase him at all – he took it all in his stride which added to the whole experience.
Civil Service Awards 2019
Christian was a fantastic host/compere for our business awards evening. His professionalism, humour and anecdotes throughout the evening held and entertained the audience of over 500 guests. He ran the evening to a great rhythm and for the first time we finished on time - with Christian taking us through our 15 award presentations smoothly and efficiently with just the right touch and timing to acknowledge each winner. Finishing on time left us with a little more time for the after party. I'd highly recommend Christian as an event host/compere, he brings a great presence to the evening.
Joanne Etherington, Brand PR & Marketing Officer, Event Manager, Burnley Business Awards