An icon of British journalism, Nicholas Witchell is a royal correspondent for BBC News. Having reported on some of the pinnacle moments in history, he has a wealth of stories to tell as an after dinner speaker. When appearing at events, Nicholas enthralls audiences with his thrilling anecdotes and a behind the scenes pass to the Royal Family. Since he first started working with the BBC in 1976, Nicholas has been at the forefront of British current affairs, making him an authoritative expert on 20th and 21st century events. From Princess Diana's funeral to Margaret Thatcher's election campaign, this incredibly engaging speaker offers insight unlike any other.
Alongside Sue Lawley, Nicholas was the first newsreader of the BBC Six O'Clock News, appearing on the show's launch in the 1980s. He has witnessed studio invasions by protesters and defining journalist strikes, reflecting Nicholas' varied and unpredictable career. Five years later, he moved to the breakfast slot, where he reported on the 1991 Gulf War as well as the deaths of Lord Mountbatton and Diana, Princess of Wales. With such a long and thrilling career, Nicholas keeps audiences on the edge of their seats at events, captivated by his unbelievable experiences as a frontline journalist.
In 1998, Nicholas became a royal correspondent. During the early 2000s, he enjoyed a thrilling, and occasionally tense, relationship with the Royals. Nicholas is committed to candid, honest reporting, a trait that many respect him for. Despite the turbulent relationship, the BBC have always stood by Nicholas, a testament to his industry standard ethics and morals. There are few speakers who have reported on the famously secluded Royal Family, meaning that an event featuring Nicholas is privileged to a behind the scenes view. He is a master of his craft, so can also divulge trade secrets, like negotiating information and asking the right questions.
While studying at Leeds University, Nicholas got his first taste of reporting as an editor for the Leeds Student newspaper. His first published work, The Loch Ness Story, was released by Terence Dalton Limited in 1974 and discussed sightings of the mysterious Loch Ness Monster - who said Nicholas was all politics and no mythological creatures? An authoritative voice on current affairs, he is the ideal speaker to shine a light on modern events, leaving the audience with a better understanding of broadcasting, journalism and reporting.
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