Jeremy Paxman

BRITISH BROADCASTER, JOURNALIST, AUTHOR & TV PRESENTER KNOWN FOR PRESENTING 'UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE'

One of the most sought after TV presenters of his generation, Jeremy Paxman is a renowned British political speaker, broadcaster and journalist One of the most respected political pundits in the industry, Jeremy has more than twenty-five years experience as a radio and television presenter.

The current affairs reporter is best known for being lead host of BBC 2’s flagship news programme, Newsnight. This was a long term role for Jermey which he held from 1989 until 2014. Jeremy was known for getting the answers the viewers wanted to hear with his direct and probing interviews of politicians and economists.

Jeremy has gained international notoriety and spent five years travelling the world as part of his Panorama investigator and presenting role. Jeremy acted as host for BBC’s intellectual quiz show, University Challenge, which invited the nation’s brightest students to compete against each other.

However, Jermey presented a new side of himself to the public when he appeared on Channel 4’s Alternative Election Coverage during the 2015 General Election. This show was fuelled by banter and comedy with the help of co-host David Mitchell.

Jermey’s impressive presenting career has achieved him many awards throughout his career. In 1966 he received BAFTA’s Richard Dimbleby Award which he then gained again in 2000 for “outstanding presenter in the factual arena.” Only two years later in 1998 his Newsnight interview with Michael Howard resulted in him winning the Royal Television Society’s interviewer of the Year Award. That year also saw him win the Broadcasting Press Guild’s award for best ‘non-acting’ performer. Jeremy has won the Royal Television Society Awards an impressive five times, once for International Current Affairs and four times for TV journalism interviewer/presenter of the year. Jeremy has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Leeds, University of Bradford and The Open University.

Jeremy has gained a huge amount of self-confidence and intellect throughout his career, these traits are evidenced within his work as a conference host and after dinner speaker. Known to share and discuss stories of his time as a broadcaster and his interactions with some of the most powerful people in the world. Jeremy also entertains and shocks his audiences with insights into the lies and ineptitudes of politicians. Jeremy is frequently called upon to host events for current affairs, political debates and public conferences.

To book Jeremy Paxman to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When he’s at corporate events, Jeremy is known to discuss the following topics:

  • Newsnight
  • University Challenge
  • Current Affairs
  • Journalism

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