Lucy Hockings Bio, Age, Height, Husband, BBC, Accent, Black Panther

Lucy Hockings

Lucy Hockings Biography

Lucy Hockings is a media personality serving as a presenter on BBC World News. She anchors Live With Lucy Hockings. She is also a moderator, events host and media training.

Lucy Hockings Age

She was born on April 7, 1975 in Taranaki, New Zealand. She is 46 years old.

Lucy Hockings Height

She is 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

Lucy Hockings Nationality

Hockings is a British and New Zealand national.

Lucy Hockings Education

She attended Kristin School. She also graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 1994.

Lucy Hockings Parents and Siblings

Hockings was born in Taranaki on New Zealand’s North Island. Her father worked at a New Zealand news company while her mother was a writer for New Zealand Magazine.

She has a sister and she wedded in 2009.

Lucy Hockings Husband and Kids

Lucy is married to Jason Breckenridge, a Canadian film-maker. On February 13, 2014 she tweeted, “Husband in a patriotic mood when he made me coffee this morning!”

Together they have a son, George Breckenridge.

Lucy Hockings BBC

Hockings is a presenter on BBC World News. She anchors Live With Lucy Hockings, bringing audiences coverage of breaking news and events from across the globe and interviews with opinion leaders and influencers.

Lucy has covered many of the major news events of the past decade from the US-North Korea Summit in Hanoi to live coverage from Westminster on Brexit and UK politics. She played a central role in the BBC’s coverage of the 2016 US Presidential election, bringing live reaction and ground-breaking interviews from cities across the US to viewers in the UK and around the world

Over the years Lucy has interviewed numerous high-profile figures, from presidents and prime ministers to film stars and decision makers. She has anchored major European events on location, bringing live and breaking news from the very heart of the story.

In March 2010, Lucy was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Prior to working at the BBC, Lucy was a reporter in her native New Zealand working for TVNZ.

Lucy Hockings Accent

At the beginning of her journalism career at BBC, Hockings had an accent that her employers were not comfortable with. They attempted to iron it out by sending  her to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. However the elocution lessons were unsuccessful.


“When I started the accent was a huge problem and I was sent to the Royal Academy of Drama for speech lessons. They were unsuccessful. My accent is part of who I am and I work for an international broadcaster and it’s a good reflection of the newsroom, which is very international.”

Lucy Hockings Black Panther

Hockings featured in the 2018 film Black Panther reading a “news report” announcing the accession of hero T’Challa to the throne of Wakanda.

Marvel approached her to feature in the film through the BBC. She filmed the segment in quite a rush during a regular day at the office.

“I came off air from a live show and had to be in air again 20 minutes later doing interviews and breaking news,” Hockings recalled.

She knew a little about Black Panther through her children, but wasn’t sure how to pronounce the names of Wakandan names and places.

“There was someone in our technical gallery on YouTube telling me how to say things like Wakanda and T’Challa,” Hockings said.”

​She’d been instructed to read the story just like any other. She did three takes, refining her pronunciation each time, before carrying on with her regular day.

Hockings saw the film for the first time at the cinema with her husband, some friends and “a whole pile of kids”.

“I’d told them that I might be in the movie but not to expect too much. I’d probably just be on a television screen in the back of a shot, a blink and you’d miss me, kind of thing.”

“We all got such a surprise when my voice came on and then you see Black Panther watching me at the beginning of the film. The kids were pointing and laughing, they were so delighted … I was stunned.”

“When we left the cinema, the kids kept on saying ‘You’re part of the Marvel Universe now Mum, that’s really cool.'”

Lucy Hockings Salary and Net Worth

Her salary and net worth is under review.

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