Don’t forget Adrian Finighan and Peter Coe we’re both business presenters on BBC World. Both moved on to become news presenters on the channel as well.
If my memory serves, Peter Dobbie was with WSTV since approx 1993.
Mike Embley began regular secondments to BBC World late in 1995, if I recall correctly. He and his regional partner, Gwennan Edwards, used to take it in turns to move over to BBC World for additional cover, mostly late evenings and weekends. When one would be at World, the other would be back in the region and would alternate weeks at a time. There were some periods during early 1997 when both appeared on BBC World at the same time.
Based on his association with World since 1995-ish, it makes Mike the longest serving (albeit not continuous) presenter at BBC World, followed probably by David Eades, who HAS held a continuous post since 2000.
Sally Bundock was relief (Fridays/random) second presenter on The World Today from 2002 before taking over permanently from Tanya Beckett in the slot from 2003 when the programme was rebranded and David Eades took over from Martine Dennis. (I think.....)
Didn't realise that Peter Coe had started off as a business presenter. You learn something new every day!
I don't remember David Eades reading the news before 2003, though. Wasn't he a correspondent at that point? My first recollection is of him presenting a few bulletins before taking over The World Today from Martine Dennis. Did he occasionally fill in before 2003?
Other reporters who acted as occasional relief presenters around that time (about 2001) were Ben Brown, Fergus Nicoll and George Eykyn. And of course Brian Hanrahan would occasionally pop back to the news desk. It was also interesting when BBC World seemingly dragged in someone from the streets to fill up the weekend roster!