About Jeremy Vine

May 12, 2017

Jeremy Vine was named Speech Broadcaster of the Year at the Sony Awards in 2005 and 2011 and won Interview of the Year for the famous “head-in-hands” moment with Prime Minister Gordon Brown during the 2010 election.

His daily programme, The Jeremy Vine Show on Radio 2, is the most listened-to radio news programme in the UK, having overtaken Radio 4’s flagship Today. He also presents BBC1's Points of View on Sundays, as well as Eggheads, a teatime staple which is now one of the longest-running quiz shows in British TV history. In 2015 Jeremy donned his dancing shoes and took to the Strictly Come Dancing stage as a contestant in the show’s 13th series, jiving and cha-cha-ing his way into viewers’ affections.

Jeremy is one of only four presenters in the history of Panorama, the world’s oldest current affairs show. The others are David Dimbleby, Richard Dimbleby and Sir Robin Day.

He studied English Literature at Durham University, then in 1986 began his career as a trainee reporter at the Coventry Evening Telegraph, in the days of manual typewriters and hot metal presses, when the CET sold more copies than the Independent does now. After that he was a BBC news trainee, Today reporter (he was ambushed by rebels in Croatia and nearly died), political correspondent during the nineties, Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg, and Newsnight presenter ― the most frightening assignment of all, working alongside the legendary Jeremy Paxman.

Jeremy now presents the graphics for all BBC election specials and was recently at the helm with David Dimbleby and Emily Maitlis for the EU Referendum as well as the US Presidential Election.

Jeremy is married to Rachel and they live with their two daughters in west London.

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