aroline Hawley (born 1967, Nigeria) is a British journalist who has been a Special Correspondent for the BBC News channel since 2007.
Hawley is a daughter of British diplomat Sir Donald Hawley. She was educated at Wycombe Abbey School, an independent school for girls in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, followed by Oxford University where she studied Arabic and Persian.
Hawley began her career in journalism on Newsweek as the magazine's Jerusalem correspondent from 1991 to 1994. She joined the BBC in 1994 working for the World Service as a newsroom journalist, before being posted to Cairo in 1999 and Jordan around 2001. While the BBC's Baghdad correspondent, she was expelled from Iraq in 2002, but returned to the country after Saddam Hussein was removed from power the following year. She was appointed the BBC Middle East correspondent at the beginning of 2006.