Simon McCoy currently presents on the BBC News Channel each weekday
Simon also occasionally appears on weekend bulletins on BBC One and has also presented Breakfast.
Simon’s career started at the Fleet Street News Agency but he soon found his way into Television in a career which has lasted over 20 years. He worked as Thames TV before joining Sky News at its launch in 1988. There he produced Sunrise before reporting across a range of topics.
Simon became the channel’s Royal Correspondent in 1991. Following this five year stint, Simon decided to move into the studio and took a job presenting the channel’s early morning strand Sunrise. Simon also presented the channel’s Tonight programme and co-presented live from Basra and Kuwait coverage of the Iraq War in 2003.
Simon is divorced and has one son.
The royal visit of Prince Harry and Maghan Markle in Cardiff, covered by Simon McCoy and Sarah Campbell, led to this funny exchange. SC: Can you see her [Meghan Markle]? SM: Nope. SC: She’s in a dark coat… SM: I know what she looks like…
Someone give that man a throat lozenges..
“Plenty more to come from here [St Mary’s Hospital] of course, none of it news, because that will come from Buckingham Palace, but that won’t stop us, we’ll see you later!”
At 8.28am, the BBC News Channel broke away from Breakfast as usual with Rachel Schofield in the Studio and Simon McCoy outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital.