Owen Fairclough

Owen Fairclough

Owen Fairclough reports for CGTN from our Washington, D.C. office.

From election trails to Brexit, (nearly) Grexit and even Africa’s first World Cup, Owen has been a reporter for nearly 20 years in the UK, France and now in the United States, trying to make sense of perhaps the most defining story of our times: the Trump administration and the rise of populism.

Owen began his career as a newspaper and newswires reporter before betraying print journalism purists by crossing the aisle into TV with the BBC. He left the UK in 2008 to become business editor at France 24 and then moved across the Atlantic in 2014 to join CGTN America.


July 21, 2021

Pandemic overshadows Eid al-Adha celebrations

  Muslims across the U.S. were celebrating a scaled down Eid al-Adha festival for the second year running as the COVID-19 Delta variant sweeps the country. Eid falls at the same time this year as the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. But many Muslims here […] Read More...
Mass shootings surge in the U.S.
June 4, 2021

Mass shootings surge in the U.S.

National Gun Violence Awareness Day will take place on Friday. As shootings surge in the U.S., advocates are calling on Americans to wear orange this weekend to protest gun violence. Learn more. Read More...
May 18, 2021

U.S. employers seeking to hire

In April 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate was nearly 15% after COVID-19 triggered a crash comparable with the Great Depression of the 1930s. Fast forward a year and some employers have a new problem: they can’t find enough workers. But that’s only half the picture, […] Read More...
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