Olivia Wilson

Broadcast Journalist

United Kingdom

After completing my undergraduate degree in English Literature at Newcastle University, I took time out to travel around the world; visiting countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Singapore and Indonesia, before returning to the UK to focus on a career in journalism.

While studying for my MA in Broadcast Journalism at City, University of London, I worked as an Assistant Producer at LBC. I moved to Glasgow in the summer of 2019 to join the team at BBC Scotland. I spent two years working on various live TV and radio programmes including the Kaye Adams 'Mornings' programme and BBC Scotland's flagship breakfast news programme, Good Morning Scotland.

In 2020, I started developing my digital skills while working with the BBC News online team and producing social media content for the news and current affairs programme, The Nine, and political programmes Question Time, Debate Night and The Leaders Debate during the Scottish elections.

I moved to Manchester in May 2021 to work as a TV producer at BBC Breakfast. I covered stories including the US and UK's withdrawal of armed forces from Afghanistan, Russia's invasion of Ukraine and partygate.

Since May 2022, I have bee working on the BBC World Service desk for the Business Unit. Part of my role involves pitching business and financial stories from around the world, reporting on the latest global economic stories live for the World Business Report programme and finding new and original voices that humanise these stories.

BBC World Service, World Business Report
Cost of Living: Mechanics

I looked at the impact of inflation on those who supply car parts and fix our cars. Kelly Bysouth chief supply chain officer of the International Automotive Components group explains that manufacturing disruption and supply chains are key problems for this industry. I interviewed mechanics in Lagos, Nigeria, who explained how their businesses are coping.

BBC News
Stranded NHS doctors 'desperate' to return home

Four NHS doctors who are stuck in New Zealand due to the coronavirus outbreak are "desperate" to return home to help their colleagues. Simon Tetlow and his fiancée Rachael Bygate arrived in the country with two other doctors at the start of March but are currently unable to leave.

In pictures: Skaters descend on Glasgow's Queen's Park pond

The freezing temperatures proved to be far from an inconvenience to ice skaters around Glasgow, who flocked to a frozen pond in Queens Park this weekend to get their skating fix after months of restrictions saw the closures of ice rinks across Scotland. "It was great because rinks have been closed and the weather's prohibited roller hockey.

The Focus
Junior doctors: fear on the front line of the pandemic - The Focus

When the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, appealed for 250,000 volunteers for the NHS, the nation stunned the government with its response with over half a million people signing up in the first 24 hours. Two months on; how much is the NHS relying on extra resources as the country battles this pandemic?

The Focus
Why do we turn to music in times of crisis? - The Focus

The global lockdown has forced countries and individuals to come up with creative ways of entertaining and expressing ourselves during a time of restriction. Stories have been shared from around the world that have presented music as the symbol of hope.

The Focus
Meet the Spanish citizens concerned about life after lock-down - The Focus

As Spain's lock-down is extended, Olivia Wilson catches up with Spanish residents as they begin to navigate an uncertain, post-lock-down future. Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez has extended the country's state of emergency one final time, extending the lock-down until 21 June.