About me

I am an award-winning journalist and editor — usually digital, sometimes TV — focusing on narrative, feature and multimedia reporting.

 

As managing editor of the BBC.com feature sites, I currently lead a team of 20+ editorial and production staff who work across BBC.com in London, Belfast and Singapore.

 

As editor of BBC Future (bbc.com/future), I lead editorial, growth and commercial strategy for BBC Future, our BBC.com website devoted to science- and evidence-based features, which was the recent recipient of the 2019 Webby for Best Writing (Editorial). I conceived of and now oversee Future Planet (bbc.com/futureplanet), our site focused on telling stories of environmental solutions from around the world — while minimizing our carbon emissions.


Since joining the BBC as an editor in 2014, I've continued to report, write and present long-form features, documentaries and other stories for the BBC's global audience. Latest up: a series for BBC Travel and BBC World News that looks at how technology is helping cultural heritage sites — reporting included climbing a remote section of the Great Wall of China, scuba diving through ancient Roman ruins and crawling through Mayan temples in the rainforest. And no, the journalist life isn't always so exciting!

 

My long-form story on Miami's fight against sea level rise won the 2019 Journalist Award from the European Meteorological Society. My culinary travel journalism — including pieces on Italy's Parmigiano-Reggiano and New Orleans' yakamein — was shortlisted in the 2019 Travel Media Awards. I also have written for publications including the Guardian, New York Times, Globe & Mail, Powder, National Geographic Traveler, and Outside. 

Before moving to London, I lived in Rome for four years, working as a full-time freelance journalist and as the blogger behind Revealed Rome. I am one of the main interviewees on two seasons of Roman Empire: Reign of Blood on Netflix; a main storyteller on the History Channel's documentary "Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror"; and the author of the book The Revealed Rome HandbookAlthough it’s a tough choice, I still would choose a plate of amatriciana over a pub roast.

A graduate of Yale (B.A., history) and Cambridge (M.Phil, international relations), I previously worked as a political reporter in Washington, D.C. 

And finally: my last name is pronounced "Roo-jerry" (the Italian way!).

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