These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMike Wooldridge pays tribute to Komla Dumor's ''infectious sense of humour'' BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41, it has been announced. One of Ghana's best-known journalists, he joined the BBC as a radio broadcaster in after a decade of journalism in Ghana.
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionClare Hollingworth remembering her famous scoop in Clare Hollingworth, the veteran British war correspondent who broke the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland, has died in Hong Kong at the age of Hollingworth, who was born in Leicester inwas the first to report on the invasion that triggered the outbreak of World War Two.
She went on to report from Vietnam, Algeria and the Middle East. Hollingworth was a rookie reporter for the Daily Telegraph when she fell upon "the scoop of the century". Clare Hollingworth It was she who spotted German forces amassed on the Polish border while travelling from Poland to Germany in The Daily Telegraph headline read: Ten divisions reported ready for swift strike" - but it did not carry her byline, a common practice for newspapers at the time.
She scored another scoop when the Nazis launched their invasion three days later. Margo Stanyer, one of those she helped, remembered her on Tuesday as "a grand lady who was in the right place at the right time".
The reporter narrowly escaped death herself in when a bomb blast destroyed the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. Nearly people died in the explosion, from which she was just yards away.
Anthony Lawrence and Clare Hollingworth. And both lived fully to the end. Anthony, my BBC predecessor by 50 plus years, passed on in at the age of Clare, though, seemed like she would live forever.
And until just a few years ago, according to club lore, she had her passport and bag packed, ready to go for the next breaking news story. She was an inspiration to all, but was especially inspiring to the growing cadre of women correspondents.
In her long, distinguished career she paved the way for us. She proved that being female was no obstacle. Clare was larger than life. But what I will always remember is her zest for life. At her th birthday party in October, we - her friends, family and colleagues - toasted her with champagne.
When offered her own glass, she relished it with as much enthusiasm as she lived her very full and trail-blazing life. The journalist, who was married twice, lived her last four decades in Hong Kong after working from Beijing in the s. Tara Joseph, president of the FCC, said Hollingworth had been "a tremendous inspiration" and a "treasured member".
A statement on the Celebrate Clare Hollingworth Facebook page read: Clare Hollingworth died this evening. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.Past & present client list of News & Current Affairs Presenters, Reporters & Anchors coached by leading TV & Media Trainer, Glenn Kinsey.
London, UK-based with clients worldwide.
BBC Breakfast presenter Steph McGovern turned an awkward story into an inspiring one when she gave a wonderfully humorous reply to misguided messages from her viewers. BBC TV presenter Komla Dumor has died suddenly at his home in London at the age of 41, it has been announced.
Ghana-born Dumor was a presenter for BBC World News and its Focus on Africa programme.
Brian Hanrahan, one of the BBC's most famous correspondents, has died at the age of 61 after a short battle with cancer. In late , it was announced that Peston would succeed Jeff Randall as BBC Business Editor, responsible for business and City coverage on the corporation's flagship TV and radio news programmes, the BBC News Channel, its website and on Radio 4's Today.
Adrian Lamo, a computer hacker best known for passing on information that led to the arrest of Chelsea Manning, has died aged In online messaging conversations, Manning confided in him.