“If only they didn’t speak English in America, then we’d treat it as a foreign country - and possibly understand it a lot better”

Jon Sopel is a British television presenter and correspondent at the BBC where he is currently the North America Editor. He was previously chief political correspondent for The BBC News Channel, and a presenter on the Politics Show. In 2020, Sopel began presenting the BBC podcast, Americast, alongside BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis and Chief North America Reporter Anthony Zurcher.

His latest book ‘UnPresidented’ released this year, gives a highly personal account of reporting on America in 2020, where Jon takes the reader behind the scenes of a White House in crisis.

"Jon Sopel may be the sanest man in America. He is certainly one of the most insightful … Immensely enjoyable" - Bill Bryson

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