Who is he: Bill Dod is host of "Output," a six-hour daily news and current affairs program on Russia Today. One hallmark of Dod's career was his two-day, 12-hour live broadcast covering US President Obama's trip to Russia in July of 2009.
Dod's show "Output" was nominated for the prestigious International Emmy for News and Current Affairs in 2010. Other nominees included Al Jazeera English, TV Globo and Sky News. Dod's 12-hour live broadcast of Obama's visit to Russia and Red Square, which was done without a teleprompter, was one of Bill's recent "ah-ha" moments. Bill Dod's coverage was complete and informative, and was watched by millions of people who wanted to get a better understanding of the US president and his agenda.
Russia Today has its own impressive list of accomplishments. In 2009, the station was shortlisted in the Best News category in the UK Digital Broadcast Awards, just one of its global achievements. When it comes to reporting on current events that impact Russia as well as other countries in Europe and Asia, as well as news concerning the United States, Russia Today has few peers. In fact, Bill's daily six-hour live news show, during which he conducts interviews both in-studio as well as on location, covers the news as it happens. Bill Dod also covers special events that may impact the global political, social and economic environment.
Bill Dod has been selected as a judge for the 2011 International Emmy Awards and continues to do voice-over work for international clients in Moscow and London. Known for his poignant and fluent interviews, as well as his focused but tactful delivery, Dod continues to bring international company directors as well as employees from global businesses to the forefront of consumer understanding.
Bill's schedule is relentless by anyone's standards, but he still finds time for fly fishing, personal travel, property development and tennis. The love of tennis runs in the family. Bill's great aunt Lottie Dod was the youngest woman Wimbledon Champion. She won the title five times.
Background: Bill Dod was qualified as a teacher at Homerton College, Cambridge, but he was bitten by the travel bug and fascinated with radio and television. Bill's first job fit his personality and talents. He was hired as a news and current affairs host with BBC Local Radio. He spent four years interviewing and discussing current affairs on his morning program.
Radio was a stepping stone for Bill Dod. He wanted to taste the thrill of interviewing and reporting on screen, an opportunity that came when he was hired by ITV to present several regional programs. That was before Dod was named host of the BBC One program, "Timekeepers," which was a daytime quiz show that tested contestants' general knowledge. The topics were entertaining as well as enlightening.
The BBC One program was another stop along the way for Bill Dod, as he displayed a unique talent which people around the world recognized as he travelled from country to country for business as well as pleasure. Bill Dod wasn't afraid to get to the root of a story, and this tenacity as well as his love of travelling landed him a job with Russia Today, the 24-hour international news channel seen around the world via satellite.