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Christopher Wenner
Born Max Christopher Wenner
1954 (age 55–56)
Nationality British
Other names Max Stahl
Occupation Television presenter
Known for Blue Peter and international war coverage.

Christopher Wenner (born 6 December 1954) is a British journalist and former British television presenter.

On 14 September 1978, he joined the British children's television programme, Blue Peter. However, he left on 23 June 1980 (on exactly the same day as his co-presenter Tina Heath), by mutual agreement, to become a serious journalist; during his brief tenure with the programme, he was often stiff in front of the cameras, and seemed very out of place among his co-presenters.

In 1985, whilst working as a war correspondent in Beirut, he went missing; he turned up again, safe and well, after 18 days. In 1991 Christopher Wenner shot footage of a demonstration in Dili, East Timor, preceding a massacre and during the massacre itself. He filmed inside the Santa Cruz cemetery among the dead and the dying, as soldiers advanced in a well-organised operation against a huge crowd of East Timorese engaged in peaceful protest. It was Wenner's footage that brought the plight of the East Timorese to world attention. In 1999 Wenner returned to East Timor and his reports from there. under the name of Max Stahl. won the 2000 Rory Peck Award for hard news war journalism.

Wenner was one of the first Western journalists to recognize the scope of tensions in Chechnya, going in there with his cameraman, filmmaker and author Peter Vronsky in 1992 to report on the break-away republic and nuclear weapons materials smuggling for the Canadian produced television special The Hunt for Red Mercury

In 1998, whilst working as an ITN journalist for Channel 4, Wenner was beaten by Serb civilians during mass protest; he survived this, as well.

He returned to Blue Peter in 1983 and 1998 to celebrate the show's birthdays. He is now a father of two, and runs his own production company, as well as continuing his career in journalism.

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Preceded by
John Noakes
Blue Peter Presenter No. 9
Succeeded by
Peter Duncan


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