Stephen Beard
London Bureau Chief

Based in London, Stephen Beard reports for the entire Marketplace portfolio providing daily coverage of Europe’s business and economic developments.

When asked what he most enjoys about his work, he answers simply, “Travel.” Over the past two years, he produced a series of features on the European debt crisis, reported from the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and various locations in Greece, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

Stephen has spent four decades in radio. Before joining Marketplace in 1993, he worked for 20 years as a BBC staffer and freelance reporter, in addition to time with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and with commercial broadcasting stations in Manchester, England, and Victoria, British Columbia. His reporting has taken him throughout North America and Europe, as well as the Middle East, China, Australia, Malaysia and India.

Stephen holds a prestigious Clarion Award for his report on the death of U.S. politician Ron Brown; a National Federation of Community Broadcasters Golden Reel award for a series on modern-day slavery; and a New York Festivals Silver World Medal for his series on the changing face of Eastern Europe.

Stephen is a graduate of the University of Leeds, with an honors degree in Law. When Stephen isn’t working, he enjoys reading biographies and tending his small farm outside London, which includes 110 ewes, one very noisy cockerel and an elderly, non-laying hen. In addition to his impressive journalism CV, he has also worked as a deep-sea fisherman and a bingo caller.


More from Stephen Beard


Bird flu in Germany

German Minister for Agriculture and Consumer Protection Horst Seehofer and Health minister Ulla Schmidt address the press
Marcus Brandt/AFP (c) Getty Images

No smoking please, we're British


Dollar doing well


Tesco crosses the pond

Tesco shopping cart
Peek a Boo at

Tesco takes on Wal-Mart


Fuel wars at Heathrow


New French immigration rules


Cartoon backlash

Israeli Arab Islamic activists demonstrate outside the Danish embassy against the publication of cartoons they claim are insulting against the Prophet Mohammed February 6, 2006 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Muslims worldwide have condemned the cartoons, first published in a Danish newspaper, which depict the Prophet Mohammed wearing a turban shaped like a bomb.
Uriel Sinai (c) Getty Images
Iraqis protest against Danish and Norwegian publications
Akram Saleh (c) Getty Images