Leo Hornak

BBC World Service producer, London

I'm The World’s BBC reporter and producer in London. I previously worked at BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and BBC 2’s Newsnight.

I also make radio documentaries; my report on the US green card lottery was made into an hour long story for This American Life. 

I occasionally venture into print- in the past  The Sunday Times, the Independent and Timeout Mumbai have been kind enough to accept my scribblings.

My work has won prizes at the One World Media Awards and the New York Festivals.

I'm also a founder of In The Dark- a non-profit devoted to screening strange and wonderful pieces of radio in strange and wonderful venues.


Recent Stories


London has a unique vigil for its forgotten dead

On a small London backstreet, a few minutes walk from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, a unique ceremony takes place every month. The Crossbones Vigil is unlike any other ritual for the dead in this city: It follows no particular religion, and it commemorates no powerful or famous people. It is for the people the city prefers to forget: the outcasts.