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.


April 3, 2024

Janet Yellen to visit China

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is returning to China – the latest member of President Joe Biden’s cabinet to continue face-to-face dialogue with their Chinese counterparts. Owen Fairclough reports from Washington D.C. Read More...
March 24, 2024

Winter storms hit many states in the U.S.

  It’s officially spring in the U.S., but across large parts of the country you could be forgiven for double-checking the calendar. Weekend winter storms were felt coast to coast, with forecasters warning of snow moving into the Upper Midwest through Monday. Read More...
March 8, 2024

U.S. economy remains strong despite fears of inflation

U.S. President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on March 7 was a prime-time test of his ability to connect with voters about the economy. The economy is strong and yet polls going into his speech suggested voters aren’t convinced – especially over lingering […] Read More...
March 4, 2024

China’s economy outpacing initial forecasts

China’s leaders and lawmakers begin their annual meetings on March 5 with the economy outpacing initial forecasts. Growth is increasing partly due to increasing domestic consumer demand for products and services including personal devices, cars, and smart home products. Owen Fairclough reports from Washington, D.C. Read More...
March 4, 2024

Supreme Court rules states can’t kick Trump off the ballot

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Donald Trump will remain on the Colorado ballot as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee for this November’s election. The court overturned a ruling by the Colorado Supreme Court to disqualify Trump over his role on January 6th. But […] Read More...
February 13, 2024

Did Trump go too far with his comments on NATO ?

NATO allies reiterated their commitment to collective security on Monday after Donald Trump suggested he’d abandon members who are delinquent in paying their membership dues. Alliance members agreed to pay a minimum amount after being rocked by Trump questioning U.S. participation when he was president […] Read More...
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