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James Longman B'05 wins prestigious TV award

James Longman is Foreign Correspondent for ABC News
James Longman is Foreign Correspondent for ABC News

We were delighted to hear that former Head Boy, James Longman B'05, who is Foreign Correspondent for ABC News, has won the prestigious David Bloom Award at the 2020 Radio & TV Correspondents' Association Awards in the US, for his investigative reporting on LGBT abuses in Chechyna.

The 15th annual David Bloom Award is for excellence in investigative or feature reporting in honour of the memory of the late David Bloom, correspondent and anchor at NBC News. The award recognises a journalist who has exhibited courage in their commitment to staying fresh and daring in their reporting under strenuous circumstances.

James has had an amazing career to date, first joining the BBC as Beirut Correspondent and then general news reporter. Since joining ABC News in 2017 he was the first US network reporter at the Thai cave where the soccer team went missing, and the first to interview them after their rescue. From terror attacks in Sri Lanka, protests in Hong Kong, climate change in Antarctica, or earthquakes in Indonesia - and even a royal tour with Harry and Meghan around Australasia - James has covered it.

To read more and watch a section of James's award-winning report from Chechyna go to the 2020 RTCA Awards wesbite here.

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