Come and meet Fergus Walsh, one of the UK’s most well-known and respected medical journalists, and find out how the top health stories make the headline news.
Fergus Walsh is a Medical Correspondent for the BBC and part of a team of specialist reporters and producers working for television, radio and online. He has been the BBC’s medical correspondent since 2006. Fergus has won numerous broadcasting awards from the Medical Journalists’ Association and also writes an award-winning blog for the BBC News website. Fergus has been commended for his work in making important health topics more understandable to the public.
He appears mainly on the BBC's 6pm and 10pm News and across the News Channel. He can also be heard on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme and BBC Radio 5 Live. Fergus also reports for the BBC’s Panorama programme. In a world exclusive last year he followed a group of severely brain injured patients and revealed the revolutionary methods used to help them communicate with the outside world.
Fergus has reported for the BBC from around the world on topics such as genetics, stem cells, obesity, HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, polio and swine flu. He has had his genes sequenced, his heart, brain and other body parts scanned, as well as being vaccinated against bird flu for his reports.
Fergus began working for the BBC in 1984, as a radio reporter and later as a specialist covering home and legal affairs. In 1990, he moved to television and worked briefly as political, diplomatic and education correspondent, before moving to health and science.
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