Rory Cellan-Jones

Rory Cellan-Jones

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1958 - present

Rory Cellan-Jones is a former veteran technology correspondent at the BBC, where he covered tech stories concentrating on the cultural and commercial impact of the internet. He has been a reporter for the BBC for over 30 years, covering many of the world's biggest business and technology stories in that time, while also being the presenter of the BBC World Service’s weekly technology program, Tech Tent. Throughout his career, he has interviewed countless visionaries from Jeff Bezos to Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk to Tim Berners-Lee. In recent years, he has investigated the role technology can play in improving the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, having been diagnosed with the condition in 2019. Rory is the author of "Always On: Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone Era", and "Dot Bomb", an account of the companies and characters behind Britain's short-lived dot com bubble. Since leaving the BBC in 2021, Rory has become an independent technology consultant, writer and broadcaster. He has also started a newsletter about health tech, one of his major interests.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • During his tenure at BBC, Rory covered technology for television, radio and the BBC website.

  • He was the BBC's expert on trends in new technology, and how the web is changing our lives.

  • He joined the BBC as a researcher in 1981, moving to London to work as a producer in the TV Newsroom and on Newsnight.

  • He later transferred to London and became the business and economics correspondent, appearing on The Money Programme.

  • He left the BBC in 2021 after 40 years being described by colleagues as an "utterly brilliant man" continuing to be closely involved in the tech and media sectors.