Host Bios and Pictures
Chloe Tilley, Host
Chloe Tilley is a presenter of the interactive global debate show World Have Your Say. Chloe has worked all around the UK for the BBC as a producer and presenter, including local BBC radio including: Look North in Leeds, BBC Radio Solent and BBC Radio Newcastle. She joined the BBC in 2000 working for the UK network BBC Radio Five Live, where she started as producer, and got her first break on air, when she stood in for a sick presenter. She has been presenting World Have Your Say since 2008, working on the launch of the second edition of the show in 2011. Chloe was part of the BBC World Service team that produced the award winning coverage of the Royal Wedding in 2011 and has handled live on air breaking news stories including the capture of Colonel Gaddafi in Libya and also anchored the TV edition of the show on BBC World News. Her interests include sport and football and she has a BA Honours in Broadcast Journalism from Leeds University in the UK.
Ben James, Host
Ben James presents and produces World Have Your Say on BBC World Service and BBC World News TV. He also presents the occasional edition of Newsday and Outside Source.
He worked as a journalist in local commercial music stations around the UK, as well as Sky News and BBC Radio Five Live, before joining the World Service full-time in 2012.
During the World Cup in Brazil, he presented a daily live programme from Rio (and he was behind the goal at that semi-final between Brazil and Germany). He's also covered the death of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, the verdict in the Charles Taylor trial from Sierra Leone and the recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Ben is currently working on the News Generation project to develop new style one-minute news bulletins for partner stations and social media.