Congratulations to past pupil Chris Buckler on his appointment as one of the BBC’s correspondents in Washington.
Chris, who attended Connor House and Bangor Grammar School between 1979 and 1993 and was a guest speaker at Prize Day in recent years, has covered major news stories throughout his time with the BBC.
Originally from Helen’s Bay, he is also well known on Radio Ulster with regular slots on Good Morning Ulster, Talk Back and The Stephen Nolan Show.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, he will now leave Belfast for a new role in the American capital. In Washington DC he will report on news from inside the White House, including President Donald Trump’s engagements and press conferences.
The Belfast Telegraph states:
‘The journalist learned his trade at Belfast Community Radio, which later became Citybeat and is now known as Q Radio. It was there he first worked with Stephen Nolan, producing his evening show while a student at Queen’s University.
‘Buckler then worked at the Belfast Telegraph before earning a spot on the BBC news trainee scheme where he eventually took up the role as Ireland correspondent.
‘The presenter has worked on several high profile stories, including the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bomber, which developed while he was on holiday in America, and the Manchester riots which involved clashes between police and protesters.’