Nick Robinson

Presenter Of The BBC's Today & Journalist

A hugely recognisable and well-respected face on British TV, with over 30 years experience in reporting and broadcasting all over the globe, Nick Robinson is a leading radio and TV presenter, producer and editor with a Sunday Times bestselling book, ‘Election Notebook’.

Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire in 1963, Nick attended Cheadle Hulme School, then University College, Oxford where he studied politics, philosophy and economics. The current BBC News Presenter is a rare example of someone who has successfully managed to change careers within the notoriously competitive media industry. Initially working behind the cameras and microphones he went on to work in front of them to great success.

Starting his career in broadcasting at Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio in 1986, Nick worked his way up to become a producer for the BBC, working on shows such as Crimewatch, Newsround and On the Record. In 1993, Nick became Deputy Editor of Panorama. It was during 1999 that Nick changed to feature in front of the camera, becoming a political correspondent for the BBC and also the presenter for the Weekend Breakfast show and Late Night Live on BBC Radio 5 Live.

For over ten years Nick was the BBC’s Chief Political Editor, taking a brief break, moving over to ITV to become their Chief Political Editor. However, after several years at ITV, Nick moved back to his old job role at the BBC. During his time as the BBC’s Chief Political Editor, he featured travelling with, and covering, first Tony Blair, then Gordon Brown and finally David Cameron when they were Prime Minister. In this role, Nick covered the two General Elections and the formation of the coalition government in 2010, appearing regularly on the BBC News at Ten, Daily Politics and the Today programme.

Renowned for his confrontational and provocative approach, Robinson has on several occasions caused a stir with his direct style of questioning, particularly of national leaders such as George W. Bush. This approach and style has however made Nick Robinson one of the most engaging and captivating correspondents in the world.

Alongside his political work, Nick has also become a familiar face on a range of radio and television programmes, such as The Street that Cut Everything, Newsnight, Your Money and How to Spend It, The Truth About Immigration, Europe – Them and Us, The Prime Ministers and Can Democracy Work? He hosted NHS at 70 Live on BBC2 and the final of Icons with Claudia Winkleman.

Nick has also presented two Panorama programmes; in March 2018, he debated Immigration: Who should we let in? and in September 2018, Nick interviewed Prime Minister Theresa May in a Panorama documentary Inside No. 10: Deal or No Deal.

Nick Robinson is a winner of multiple awards throughout his career, including the Royal Television Society’s Specialist Journalist of the Year, House Magazine’s Commentator of the Year, Political Studies Association’s Political Journalist of the Year and Editorial IntelligencesBlogger of the Year, Nick has become one of the most influential and popular presenters/correspondents of his time.

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