Bill Dod is the news presenter on the RT UK News Channel based in Westminster, London.
He fronts four daily 30 minute prime-time news programmes from 7pm that include live interviews with politicians, national newspaper columnists, lobby groups and those caught up in the daily news agenda. In 2009, while presenting in Moscow for RT International, he hosted 12 hours of live coverage from Red Square of President Obama’s visit. The output was nominated in New York for the 2010 International Emmy Award for Best News & Current Affairs along with Al Jazeera and Sky News. Since then Bill has been invited to participate as a judge for the awards. He also presented coverage of the meteorite crashing into central Russia and it won the Best International News Coverage award at the 2013 Monte Carlo TV Festival competing against Sky News, CNN and Al Jazeera. Then in 2015 he fronted another nomination for Best International News Award… again at the Monte Carlo TV Festival, competing against Sky News, CNN and CBC.
Although Bill qualified as a teacher, his first job was working for BBC Local Radio for 4 years where he hosted numerous shows, including a news and current affairs morning programme. He then moved to television to present many regional programmes for ITV Anglia and Meridian before fronting Timekeepers, a general knowledge daytime quiz show for BBC One.