Tony Smith is a producer and cameraman with BBC News.
He began his career as a freelance with Frontline News and was in Croatia when John Schofield was tragically killed. As well as the wars in the Balkans, he covered the American invasion of Haiti for Channel Four News and the plight of the Marsh Arabs in Iraq for the BBC; a piece on human rights in Kashmir won an Amnesty International Award.
He joined BBC Newsgathering in 1997 and now focuses on special reports and investigations for all the main BBC bulletins, covering everything from people trafficking to child slavery. An expose of racism in Northern Ireland alongside reporter Tim Samuels won the 2004 RTS Award for Best Home News story. More recently he has been working on a series of reports concerning online crime; a recent investigation into secret paedophiles groups on Facebook led the Six O’clock News.
He lives in Cornwall and divides his time between filming projects at home and abroad, and bringing up a young family by the sea.