As Technology Correspondent Rory traced the emergency of the new industrial giants like Facebook and Google using his clear and insightful analysis to translate geek speak to the masses on radio, on television and, of course, on social media.
Rory left the BBC in 2021 to become Senior Advisor with business services firm FTI Consulting. In 2022 he also took up the post of Senior media and Strategy Consultant with Brands2Life.
Rory joined the BBC in 1981 as a researcher on Look North before moving to London to work in the newsroom and on Newsnight. His first on-screen role was as a reporter for Wales Today followed by a stint on Breakfast Time.
He then moved into business coverage working across BBC TV and radio networks including The Money programme, Newsnight, the Today programme and major news bulletins. In 2000 his time as BBC Internet Correspondent was cut short by the dot com crash and he returned to his role as Business and Industry Correspondent.
From 2007 Rory was Technology Correspondent charged with expanding the BBC’s coverage of the impact of the internet on business and society.. Rory also presented the weekly programme ‘Tech Tent’ on BBC World Service and blogged regularly as dot.Rory.