Amol Rajan BBC News, Bio, Age, Wiki, Salary, Net Worth, Wife, Height, Ethnicity, Documentary

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Amol Rajan Biography and Wiki

Amol Rajan is a British journalist and broadcaster who has worked as the BBC’s Media Editor since December 2016. He hosts the BBC Radio 4 Today program. Rajan was the editor of The Independent from June 2013 to June 2014. When The Independent announced in February 2016 that it would no longer publish a print edition and would only publish online, Rajan was retained as “editor-at-large” for a time.

Amol Rajan Education

He attended Graveney School and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied English and contributed to Varsity.

Amol Rajan Age

How old is Amol? He is 39 years old as of  2022. He was born Amol Varadarajan on 4 July 1983 in Calcutta, India.

Amol Rajan Height and Measurements

His height is not yet disclosed. However, details about his other body measurements will be updated as soon as possible. ALSO READ: Miles Brown

Amol Rajan Ethnicity and Nationality

Amol is an Indian national and citizen by birth. He was born in Calcutta, India. He is of white ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Amol Rajan Family and Parents

Rajan was born in Calcutta, India, to a Pune-born mother and a Tamil father from Kumbakonam. Rajan was given the name V. Amol due to Tamil naming customs, with the V standing for his father’s given name, Varadarajan. When he arrived in England, his name was changed to Amol Varadarajan, and his family’s surname was later changed to Rajan.

Amol Rajan’s Wife| Spouse and Children

In September 2013, he married academic Charlotte Faircloth in Cambridge. They live in London with their two children.

Amol Rajan Salary

His salary is not yet disclosed.

Amol Rajan’s Net Worth

Rajan has an estimated net worth of $1 Million. Amol has amassed a modest wealth through the revenues of his job as an anchor/reporter.

Amol Rajan BBC| Documentary

During the 2006-2007 season, Rajan was a secondary presenter on The Wright Stuff, a daytime talk show on the Five networks. He was also a researcher for the show. In August 2007, he joined The Independent newspaper as a news reporter, sports correspondent, columnist, comment editor, and editor of Independent Voices.  He has also contributed to The Salisbury Review and written a Monday column for the London Evening Standard and restaurant criticism for The Independent on Sunday. According to Rajan, the latter publication “still publishes writing on politics, history, and culture that is among the best produced in English today.”

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When his Independent appointment was announced in 2013, Rajan, then 29, became the first non white editor of a national newspaper in over a century. (The first was Rachel Beer, as editor of The Sunday Times and The Observer.  Chris Blackhurst, his predecessor as editor of The Independent, was promoted to Group Content Director. When The Independent’s owner, Evgeny Lebedev, announced in February 2016 that the print edition would be phased out, it was revealed that Rajan would remain with the company to help facilitate the transition. Rajan was the media advisor to Lebedev, the son of Alexander Lebedev, for about eighteen months before becoming editor of The Independent. an ex-KGB economic attaché  Rajan appeared on a BBC broadcast in October 2019.

During a BBC Radio 2 broadcast in October 2019, Rajan was accused of engaging in “client” and “crony” journalism by journalist Peter Oborne. Rajan’s role as editor-at-large for The Independent website came to an end when he was named the BBC’s first Media Editor and took up his new position. On the BBC Asian Network, he has also hosted The Big Debate. Rajan has provided holiday cover for several BBC Radio 2 presenters, including Simon Mayo, Jeremy Vine, and Zoe Ball, since 2017. Rajan has appeared on The One Show on occasion. He took over as host of The Media Show on BBC Radio 4 in May 2017, succeeding Steve Hewlett. In 2021, Rajan became a member of the Today team on BBC Radio 4.