Rory is the BBC’s Technology Correspondent; he has been a reporter for the BBC for a quarter of a century, covering business and technology stories for much of that time. As their Technology Correspondent he covers technology for BBC television, radio and online. Rory also blogs regularly on "dot rory", the BBC's popular technology blog, and is a prolific tweeter/ Rory is never far from the latest gadget invention, tech trend or global innovation.
Rory describes himself as a BBC lifer, having joinedthe BBC as a researcher on Look North in 1981, moving to London to work as a producer in the TV Newsroom and on Newsnight.
His on-screen career began as reporter for Wales Today, following which he moved to London as a reporter on Breakfast Time. He quickly transferred to business coverage, working across the BBC's output from the Money Programme to Newsnight and the Today programme to the Ten O'Clock News. The stories he has covered range from Black Wednesday and the Maxwell trial to the dot com bubble and the rise of Google.
In 2000, he was briefly the BBC's Internet Correspondent before returning to his post as Business and Industry Correspondent after the dot com bubble burst. At the beginning of 2007 he was appointed Technology Correspondent with a brief to expand the BBC's coverage of the impact of the internet on business and society.
In 2014, he began presenting a new weekly programme 'Tech Tent' on the BBC World Service. He is also the author of "Dot.Bomb ", a critically acclaimed account of Britain's dot com bubble.
Rory’s blog was named among the 100 most influential in the UK by The Sunday Times, and in2011 he ranked 40 in the Wired 100 Digital Power List.
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