Once a Jamaican army parachutist, Darren presented BBC News bulletins before taking on in-depth interviews for the Middle East service.


Biography

After anchoring virtually all the BBC TV news bulletins, Darren Jordon has moved to Al-Jazeera’s Middle East newsroom in Qatar, regularly anchoring the main news, and presenting Inside Story, Al-Jazeera’s in-depth analytical interview progamme.

Darren attended the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, before returning to his native Jamaica and serving as an army parachutist. He saw active service during the invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada.

After a short stint in advertising sales, he moved to South Africa as a sports journalist before joining what was then BBC News 24. As well as sporting stories he presented location reports for Holiday and fronted the current affairs show 4x4.

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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Speakers
Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.

Location

JLA, 14 Berners Street, London

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Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

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Speakers
Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.

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Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH

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