Will is a senior foreign news producer at the BBC, specialising in Russia, Ukraine & the former Soviet Union. He read Russian studies at Exeter University before moving to St Petersburg to do various jobs including publishing magazines, translating brewing manuals and a stint as the interpreter to the president of a gold-mining company. Since joining the BBC, Will has worked across the US, Europe and Asia. He was the lead producer based in Ukraine during the conflict and has produced a significant amount of BBC News content for TV, radio and online. More recently he has covered the migrant crisis in Europe.