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Peter Dobbie is a news presenter on the BBC's 24-hour international news channel BBC World News. Dobbie also presented news on BBC World's sister channel BBC News 24 until April 2006, when he moved from his late-evening slot and back to BBC World. He can also be regularly heard fronting World Have Your Say on World Service Radio.


Peter Dobbie is originally from the west of Scotland.

He is a keen endurance athlete, having finished several Ironman triathlons in Germany, Switzerland, France, the UK and Canada. He also was a competing member of Team GB at the European Triathlon Championships in Autun, France in 2006. In 2012 he finished the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara,[1] and in 2013 he completed the Atacama Desert Challenge in Chile.


Peter Dobbie began his television career working for local channels in England. He has worked across many of BBC media outlets aside from BBC World and News 24. These have included Breakfast on BBC One, From Our Own Correspondent on BBC World Service Radio, BBC Radio 5 Live, and the PM programme on BBC Radio 4. He has also provided articles for BBC News Online.

Dobbie's work for BBC News has taken him over much of the world, both presenting and reporting from countries like France, Germany, Portugal, Finland, and Italy. Following the Asian Tsunami in 2004, he presented from Galle in southern Sri Lanka. He also presented coverage of the launch of the new Airbus A380 from Toulouse in France for BBC News 24, BBC World, BBC Breakfast, and BBC Three.

Dobbie has also worked in southern Iraq during the conflict there, in Basra, in Safwan, at the RAF base at Ali Al Salem Air Base, and in Kuwait, reporting live from these locations for BBC News Specials on BBC One, BBC News 24, BBC World,

Peter Dobbie appeared across all BBC World News output from 2007 to present date and, as well as his regular slots on BBC World Weekend News, also frequently anchored Impact, The Hub, GMT, World News Today, The World Today and World Have Your Say. He led simulcast broadcasts between BBC World News and the BBC News Channel during several events associated with the so-called Arab Spring.


  1. ^ a b "27th Sultan Marathon des Sables results". Retrieved 27 April 2012. 

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BBC NUJ Strike November 2010 - BBC News with Peter Dobbie

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Peter Dobbie on BBC World News (26.10.2012)

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Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sat, 31 May 2014 14:14:00 -0700

... renovation project which ran £55million over budget and four years behind schedule. They were made by BBC World News presenter Peter Dobbie in an email sent to Dan Goad, the recently appointed Head of HR for BBC News, and circulated to BBC staff.

BBC News

BBC News
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 02:52:48 -0700

A local TV station reported that the car's driver apparently hit the accelerator pedal instead of the brake, jumped the pavement the woman was walking along, and crashed into the shop. No one inside was hurt. Peter Dobbie reports. More information ...

The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 10:06:30 -0800

While the crack's existence only emerged last week, B3 (also home to BBC World News and The Andrew Marr Show) was accused nine months ago of being “a toxic waste pit” by World News presenter Peter Dobbie, who blamed his hospitalisation with a ...

London Free Press

London Free Press
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:37:30 -0800

The artists include Carolynn Conron, Heather Dobbie, Peter Dobbie, Brenda Fuhrman, Paul Hendrikx, Judith Hull, Marnie Kirby, Mana Khami, Jeanine LeRoy, Dan Mailer, Maciek Piekosz, Graeme Sperryn, Sharla Stroop, Robert Vitulano, Jennifer Wilson and ...

BBC News

BBC News
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:19:42 -0700

US President Barack Obama is to make a speech on Wednesday to set out his "game plan" against Islamic State militants. Mr Obama has been criticised for failing to outline a strategy, but he told NBC TV the US would degrade IS, shrink their territory ...
The Guardian
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:02:40 -0700

... include "friends from the soaraway Sun", "my dear friend" Paul Routledge ("one of the most talented journalists I've ever met"), Rebekah Brooks ("great fun"), the Mail on Sunday's Peter Dobbie ("a star") and the "Glaswegian Mirror Rottweiler, Don ...
Sarnia Observer
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 07:34:12 -0700

A Sarnia man has been sentenced to six months of house arrest after police raided his apartment and found three different drugs there. John Peter Dobbie, 41, of Sarnia pleaded guilty Thursday to the Dec. 13, 2012 possession of methadone, marijuana, and ...

BBC News

BBC News
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:11:58 -0700

... driver lost control of the vehicle. No other vehicles were involved in the crash on the Zhoushan Cross-Sea Bridge and no one was seriously hurt, although a passenger in the truck was treated for a slight head injury. Peter Dobbie reports. More ...

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