Carrie Gracie - Biography and Images

Carrie Gracie is the BBC’s former China editor.

She took up that role in Spring 2014, but quit in January 2018 following a row over gender pay.

Carrie joined the BBC World Service in 1987 as a production trainee and served as Beijing reporter from 1991 until 1995.

After returning to school, Carrie returned to the Beijing bureau for two years but then returned to the UK in 1999, initially as a presenter on BBC World Service before becoming a presenter on BBC News.

Carrie was born in Bahrain and educated in Kent, Aberdeenshire and Glasgow and before joining the BBC, she set up a restaurant and small business as well as teaching children in China.

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