About Richard Gaisford
Richard Gaisford is Chief Correspondent for Good Morning Britain.
Richard has been reporting on major global events and headline stories since Valentine's Day 2000. Since then he has fallen in love with broadcasting at breakfast time, grabbing a front row seat at history making events all around the world.
Among an ever growing list of achievements Richard was the first UK reporter to broadcast live from Basra after the Iraqi city fell to UK forces in 2003. He was in the Atacama Desert in 2010, reporting live as the Chilean miners were rescued and reunited with their families. A year later he made his way to the Tsunami hit coast of Northern Japan, broadcasting live from the devastated cities close to Fukushima. Richard had previously reported from Thailand and Indonesia following the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2005.
In 2011 Richard was chosen to travel with William and Kate to Canada on their first Royal Tour. He has reported on a number of other state occasions, most notably the funerals of Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela. He anchored coverage of the 2008 Olympics from Beijing and reported from South Africa during the World Cup in 2010.