Simon McCoy - Biography and Images

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.

BBC NEWS HD Afternoon Live 04-29 14-57-52

Simon McCoy with a puntastic dog story… Happy days!

BBC News HD Afternoon Live 02-13 16-38-56

Watch as Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya presents the weather on the BBC News Channel’s Afternoon Live programme with Simon McCoy. At the conclusion of the forecast, Radzi presents Simon with a Blue Peter badge.

BBC NEWS HD Afternoon Live 01-18 15-29-12

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…