News and Current Affairs Director
Jan Pokorný graduated from the Faculty of Journalism, Charles University Prague. In 1984 he started his career at Czechoslovak Radio – at first as the editor of the news shift, then since 1986 he worked as a host of the “Good Morning” programme at the Praha station. After 1989 he prepared and hosted the morning programme of the "Československo" station and worked as a parliamentary correspondent. From March 2005 to January 2008 he was Editor-in-Chief of the Czech Radio Radiožurnál station. In 2010 Jan Pokorný worked as foreign correspondent of Czech Radio in France and in 2012 returned to the position of Editor-in-Chief.
Since March 1st 2016 Jan Pokorný holds the post of News and Current Affairs Director.
About his work he enjoys the fact that it keeps on surprising him. He enjoys cycling, sometimes nips down to a pub and on his way there finds a little time for some reading.