Bill Dod is the news presenter on the RT UK News Channel based in Westminster, London. It is available in HD on Sky Channel 512, Freeview Channel 135 and Freesat 206. Also streamed online at rt.com.
He fronts five daily 30 minute prime-time news programmes from 6pm that include live interviews with politicians, national newspaper columnists, lobby groups and those caught up in the daily news agenda. During President Obama's high profile visit to Moscow, he hosted 12 hours of live programming from Red Square over two days – without teleprompter. The output was nominated in New York for the 2010 International Emmy Award for News & Current Affairs, in the Best News Category 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 at Homerton College, Cambridge, 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.
- News - RT UK
- ITV Anglia
- ITV Meridian
- Timekeepers - BBC1
- BBC Local Radio