Last updated on November 19th, 2022 at 01:45 pm
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Gary O’Donoghue Biography and Wiki
Gary O’Donoghue is a British journalist who works as BBC News’ lead North American political correspondent in Washington, D.C. In the United Kingdom, he is one of the most well-known blind journalists. Throughout his career, he has reported for BBC News in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Gary O’Donoghue Education
O’Donoghue studied philosophy and modern languages at Christ Church, Oxford University after attending Worcester College for the Blind.
Gary O’Donoghue Age
How old is Gary? O’Donoghue is 54 years old as of 2022. He was born on 13 February 1968 in Norfolk, United Kingdom.
Gary O’Donoghue Height
How tall is he? O’Donoghue stands at a height of approx 5 feet, 8 inches tall. ALSO READ: Jim Parsons
Gary O’Donoghue Nationality and Ethnicity
He is a British national and citizen by birth. Gary was born in Norfolk, United Kingdom. He is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.
Gary O’Donoghue Family and Parents
Gary was born in the English county of Norfolk and raised there. His father worked as a semi-professional football player and taxi driver, and his mother was a ballroom dance instructor. O’Donoghue was born partially blind but was completely blind by the age of eight.
Gary O’Donoghue Wife – Married
O’Donoghue is a happily married man. Gary is married to Sarah Lewthwaite. Together they have a daughter and reside in Yorkshire.
Gary O’Donoghue Illness | Blind
Gary was born partially blind but he later lost the use of both his eyes by the time he was eight years old.
O’Donoghue Net Worth
O’Donoghue has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million.
O’Donoghue earns an annual salary ranging from $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Gary O’Donoghue BBC News | Career
O’Donoghue took over as BBC Radio 4’s Chief Political Correspondent after Norman Smith, primarily reporting for the Today and PM programs. In 2007, he broke the story that the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, was returning from vacation early to deal with a foot-and-mouth outbreak in Surrey. However, the article was submitted to June Kelly by BBC News at Ten deputy editor Daniel Pearl, resulting in O’Donoghue receiving a five-figure out-of-court award for discrimination in 2008. His first job at the BBC was in a braille production department, where he was tasked with operating a photocopier. O’Donoghue began his career at the BBC as a young reporter on BBC Radio 4’s Today program, where he was once asked to do a bungee jump.
Throughout his career, he has worked for BBC News in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States. O’Donoghue joined the BBC as a political correspondent in 2004, reporting on radio, television, and the internet. At the 2014 BBC News Festival, it was announced that O’Donoghue would be relocating to Washington, DC, as the BBC’s top North American political correspondent. He has covered US politics since then, including the administrations of Donald Trump and Joe Biden. In the summer of 2014, in between assignments, he visited UK universities to speak to journalism students about his experiences in the industry.