You're here: Home - Biography & Images - Geoff Meade

Geoff Meade - Biography and Images

In his three decades of broadcast journalism, Geoff Meade has covered most major national and international news stories.

From the seventies’ Winter of Discontent to Communism’s collapse and war in Afghanistan. After training on local newspapers in his native East Anglia, he joined the BBC, before moving to commercial television.

At pioneering breakfast franchise, TV-am, he was promoted Chief Reporter, and headed up the station’s coverage of the Gulf War, reporting live on 1991’s liberation of Kuwait.

A talent for speed and accuracy in trouble spots was further honed when he joined Sky News a year later. Since then, assignments to all continents have included the Dunblane massacre, Clinton’s crisis, terrorist attacks and revolution in Jakarta. He’s escaped unhurt, despite being shot at in Bosnia, bombed in Belgrade and, in October 2001, mortared near Kabul.

From September 2000 he has been Sky News’ Moscow Correspondent. Leading a small team based in the Russian capital, he’s responsible for reporting the former Soviet republics that make up the Commonwealth of Independent States. Stories have included political murder in Ukraine, the perilous legacy of Chernobyl, raising the “Kursk” and a British survivor of Stalin’s death camps.

“It was always my ambition to be a reporter,” said Geoff, “And I honestly feel I’ve got the best job in journalism. How could it be otherwise, with the biggest country on earth as your beat?”

He was among the first western correspondents into Afghanistan and only returned to Moscow after 53 days. His exclusive reports included breaking the news of the US-led bombing attacks and the first American raid to mistakenly target civilians on the friendly side of the front line.

Born in 1951, he lives in Moscow with his wife Pam. He has a teenaged son and older daughter. Both have too much respect for their sanity and home life than to follow in his footsteps.

Diana Magnay is Moscow correspondent for Sky News She is an experienced journalist who has in-depth experience covering international affairs for CNN and Channel 4 News including the Arab Spring, war in Ukraine and numerous deployments to Russia. She led CNN’s breaking news coverage on…

Radzi Chingyanganya – born 12th September 1986 – is a presenter of the BBC children’s TV programme Blue Peter and a co-presenter for the ITV gameshow Cannonball since 2017. He began presenting the programme in October 2013, previously having presented Wild on CBBC. He was…

Robin Cousins – born 17th August 1957 – is a British former competitive figure skater. He is the 1980 Olympic champion, the 1980 European champion, a three-time (1978, 1979 & 1980) World medalist and four-time (1977, 1978, 1979 & 1980) British national champion obtained during…

Jon Eley – born 19th August 1984 – is a British short track speed skater who competed at both the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2014 Winter Olympics. Eley finished fifth in the 500 metres in Torino, and was a member…

Jackie Lockhart – born 22 March 1965 – is a Scottish curler. She has competed prolifically in major international competitions for Scotland, and for the Great Britain team that competes at the Olympic Winter Games. She was part of the BBC’s commentary team for the…