Jeremy Vine

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Jeremy Vine

BBC Presenter

Jeremy Vine presents the aptly titled Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, daily between 12 & 2 and The Politics Show on BBC 1, Sunday's at 12.00. Prior to this he presented BBC 2's Newsnight.

A University of Durham graduate, Jeremy joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1987 his apprenticeship saw him work in Belfast for two years, where he was occasionally drafted in to read the morning news bulletins. He also worked with Joan Bakewell as a researcher on Heart of the Matter. In 1989 he joined… 

Jeremy Vine presents the aptly titled Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2, daily between 12 & 2 and The Politics Show on BBC 1, Sunday's at 12.00. Prior to this he presented BBC 2's Newsnight.

A University of Durham graduate, Jeremy joined the BBC as a news trainee in 1987 his apprenticeship saw him work in Belfast for two years, where he was occasionally drafted in to read the morning news bulletins. He also worked with Joan Bakewell as a researcher on Heart of the Matter. In 1989 he joined BBC Radio 4's Today programme as a reporter. There his assignments included a posting to Siberia, reporting on the Mafia and from inside the Middle East. Other jobs were as diverse as covering punishment beatings in Northern Ireland to sheep-racing in Dorset.

Jeremy bided his time filling in for more high-profile presenters such as Michael Buerk and Brian Redhead before being appointed political correspondent under John Sergeant. During the 2001 election campaign he travelled the length and breadth of the UK in the Newsnight camper van encountering the likes of Jeffrey Archer who challenged him to a race down the beach at Brighton after Jeremy said the Tory party had become increasingly "elderly". Jeremy turned up but Archer pulled out citing tiredness. During the same campaign, Peter Mandelson stormed out of an interview and John Major once told him You're a very impatient boy.

Jeremy's proudest of his report from South Africa, when his story about police brutality led to 22 officers being suspended. He's won numerous awards for his reports but on BBC Radio 2, listeners are more likely to hear about his taste for The Smiths and Joy Division, and his hope that Chelsea will win the Premiership before 2065. He loves the films of Hitchcock and the poems of WH Auden.

Jeremy recently hosted The Society of Maritime Industries Launch lunch and Emap's Automotive Conference. He's presented Awards for Reed Business, was master of ceremonies for CoreNet Global's Summit and chaired the widely attended, government backed the e-Summit. He's given speeches for Halifax and e-Gain, and interviewed Terry Pratchett for World Book Day.


- CoreNet Global UK's Annual Summit was a great success, not least because of the excellence of our master of ceremonies. Thank you for your enthusiasm and professionalism, and for keeping 140 guests enthralled throughout the day.

-an excellent after dinner speech. It is rare that someone takes the trouble to research their audience so thoroughly and then tailor their speech to be so entertaining and relevant.
 

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