Nick Owen


Nick Owen has been a journalist for 46 years and a television presenter since the seventies. He was one of the very first faces on breakfast television when it started in 1983 and went on to host well over a thousand programmes with Anne Diamond, both at breakfast and mid-morning. His stint as main presenter with ITV Sport included hosting the Olympic Games in 1988 and the football World Cup of 1990. He has hosted game shows, royal film premieres and documentaries, as well as reporting for the holiday programme Wish You Were Here. He has anchored BBC East Midlands Today since 1997.

He has interviewed seven Prime Ministers, going back to Harold Wilson, as well as many of the biggest names in sport and showbusiness, including Bob Hope, Eric Morecambe, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, Sir Alf Ramsey, Sir Geoff Hurst, Bobby Moore and George Best.

Outside television, he has presented scores of conferences and awards events in the last thirty years around the country, including royal occasions, at venues such as The Savoy, Grosvenor House Hotel, The Café Royal and St. Paul’s Cathedral. He has been a regular speaker on cruise ships since 2009.

A classics graduate of Leeds University, Nick was given the Royal Television Society’s Baird Medal for lifetime achievement in TV in 2006 and awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Worcester in 2013 for services to broadcasting and the community. He was named UK Speaker of the Year in 2010. Nick, a father of four, has supported Luton Town Football Club for more than fifty years and is the current chairman. He is also a former President of Derbyshire County Cricket Club. He lives with his partner Vicki in Staffordshire.

To book Nick Owen to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

“I Have been lucky enough to not only see Nick Owen on TV over the years but to see him perform live as speaker, host and master of ceremonies on many occasions. Whether it be gala dinners, charity events and fundraising events, sports dinners or business awards Nick is the ultimate professional for any event.  I have seen him perform at many events and his balance of understanding on where to use his considerable humour and his more serious side is brilliant. His knowledge of the entertainment and sports industry gives him the perfect background to lend his skills to any event  He presented the Midland Business awards this year at the Metropole in Birmingham and his understanding of the event and the award winners just shone out with the slickness of his performance. All in all Nick is a great professional and would help to make any event a success.” –  Joe Elliott MBE

“Nick is tremendously professional, great to work with, and a real asset for high profile events. His wealth of experience as a media presenter shines through at all times. I would recommend Nick as the first choice when needing a professional speaker/presenter.” – Judy Ledger,  Founder & CEO Baby Lifeline