Robert Nisbet

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Robert Nisbet is Sky News Europe Correspondent based in Brussels. He took up the post in August 2011 after four years in the Sky News Washington bureau where he covered the election and inauguration of Barack Obama, the death of Michael Jackson, the earthquake in Haiti and the rescue of the Chilean miners.

Since arriving in Brussels he has been immersed in the Eurozone debt crisis which has already taken him across the continent. Robert has also spent several days reporting on the growing crisis inside Syria after being granted a rare journalist visa.

Before he joined Sky News, Robert was a Special Correspondent at BBC News, working mostly for BBC One's 6 O'Clock News as well as Newsnight and Radio 4's Today programme.

He also co-presented the BBC One daytime current affairs programme The Morning Show.

Prior to that Robert was the Chief Reporter on the irreverent entertainment news show Liquid News and he spent several years working for BBC and independent radio.

Robert is a keen cinephile and has reported on film festivals around the world, including the Oscars seven times. He has interviewed stars and politicians as diverse as Mikhail Gorbachev, George Clooney, Prince Harry and three former US Presidents.

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Articles by Robert Nisbet

  1. Spacecraft Aims To Land On Speeding Comet

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent, Mission Control. It is the final act in the 12-year Rosetta mission designed to analyse the composition and density of a comet in order to better understand the origins of our solar system. The ...

  2. Balloons Freed To Celebrate Berlin Wall Fall

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. They had been lined up for miles, creating a porous barrier which showed where the Wall once stood. But now, one by one, the balloons are being released. Berlin's Mayor, Klaus Wowereit, said ...

  3. Berlin Marks Fall Of Wall As 'Dream Come True'

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. The wall was built around West Berlin in 1961 by the German Democratic Republic, which called it the "Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart". The Wall's main purpose, however, was to prevent defections to the west ...

  4. Berlin Marks Fall Of Wall Amid Cold War Fears

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. The lit balloons will be untethered at 7.18pm local time, to celebrate the moment the first East Germans started to clamber across the divide into the west on Thursday 9 November, 1989. The ...

  5. Crystal Meth's 'Worrying' Rise Across Europe

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. Abuse of methamphetamine in Germany has risen by 51% in the most recent crime survey and there is evidence more professionals are starting to take the drug, which is relatively cheap to produce and ...

  6. Worrying Rise In Crystal Meth Use In Europe

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. Abuse of methamphetamine in Germany has risen by 51% in the most recent crime survey and there is evidence more professionals are starting to take the drug, which is relatively cheap to produce and ...

  7. Mockery Of Justice System Or A Fair Sentence?

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, in Pretoria. Dozens of bystanders had gathered around TV monitors and satellite trucks to hear the summary, delivered quietly and methodically by the 67-year-old judge. Gradually it sank in that Oscar Pistorius had been sentenced to ...

  8. French Left At War Around Unpopular Hollande

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, European Correspondent. From an election high of 62%, the latest snapshot by L'Institut Francais D'Opinion Publique (LFOP) shows him with just 17% support after his attempts to re-energise the French economy fizzled.  It's ...

  9. Caution And Anger As Dutch Mourn MH17 Victims

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. Underneath, there are several photographs of Russian separatists near Donetsk, alleging these are the men responsible for bringing down Flight MH17, with the loss of 192 Dutch nationals. The media, and the more vociferous ...

  10. A Lesson In How To Overcome Awkwardness

    Posted by - Robert Nisbet, Europe Correspondent. The post-summit tete-a-tete between the Commission president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker and David Cameron lasted an hour and was described by Downing Street as "substantive, constructive and amicable". We will have to take their word for ...

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