Please join us for a virtual evening of Q & A and discussion with Carrie Gracie in conversation with Author and Historian Victoria Schofield.
Carrie Gracie started her career at the BBC in 1987 as a trainee producer following a year in China teaching English at two universities.
She went back to China as the BBC’s Beijing reporter in the early 1990s and served as China correspondent and Beijing bureau chief until 1999 when she returned to the UK to focus on presenting where she anchored the morning slot on the BBC News Channel and hosted the BBC World Service programme The Interview.
In 2014, she took up a newly created post as BBC China editor and covered all key news stories in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has also made documentaries about China for BBC TV and radio, her work winning prizes including a Peabody and an Emmy.
In January 2018, Carrie left her post as BBC China editor in protest at unequal pay, publishing an open letter to BBC audiences and giving evidence at a parliamentary select committee. She returned to BBC HQ as a news presenter and continued to campaign for an equal, fair and transparent pay structure at the national broadcaster. In September 2019 she published her first book Equal: How We Fix the Gender Pay Gap.