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James O’Brien Biography and Wiki
James O’Brien is a former tabloid journalist and television presenter in the United Kingdom who now works as a radio host, podcaster, and author. He has hosted a weekly phone-in discussion of current affairs, opinions, and real-life experiences for talk station LBC since 2004.
James O’Brien Education
He attended Ampleforth College, a Catholic independent school, and later studied Philosophy and Economics at the London School of Economics.
James O’Brien’s Age and Birthday
How old is James? He is 50 years old as of 2022. He was born James Edward O’Brien on 13 January 1972 in the London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom. He celebrates his birthday every 13th of January.
James O’Brien Height and Measurements
His height is not yet disclosed. Nevertheless, he has not shared more data concerning his other body measurements in the public domain. Moreover, we will update this section once the data are provided. ALSO READ: Nancy Chen
James O’Brien Family and Parents
O’Brien was born to a teenage single mother in the London Borough of Hackney, London, United Kingdom and adopted at the age of 28 days by Jim O’Brien and his wife, later a journalist for The Daily Telegraph. Jim was working on the Doncaster Evening News at the time of James’ birth.
James O’Brien Wife | Married
He is happily married to Lucy McDonald O’Brien since 2000. The two married in 2000 and they have two daughters.
James O’Brien Books
- Loathe Thy Neighbour, 2015
- How To Be Right… in a World gone Wrong, 2018
- How Not to Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind, 2020.
James O’Brien’s Net Worth
O’Brien has an estimated net worth of $1 Million.
James O’Brien LBC | Career
Prior to joining the BBC, O’Brien was the editor of the Daily Express gossip column written under the pen name William Hickey. In addition, he has written for the Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, and The Spectator. Elliott & Thompson published the book Loathe Thy Neighbour, which examined attitudes toward immigration, in 2015.The book How To Be Right… in a Wrong World, in which O’Brien offers his thoughts on various current events, was published in 2018 and reached fifth place in The Sunday Times Top 10 best sellers list in December of that year. His third book, How Not to Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind, was released by W. H. Allen in 2020 and is described as a “candid account of childhood, therapy, and the art of changing your mind.”
O’Brien was a panelist on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff from 2000 to 2002. He hosted A Knight with O’Brien, a talk show on Anglia Television, in early 2001. He co-hosted Channel 5’s general election talk show 5 Talk with his wife, Lucy O’Brien (née McDonald), and received a positive review from Clive James, who wrote: “James, in particular, is a pink-shirted walking encyclopedia of political savvy.”LBC O’Brien first appeared on LBC as a holiday cover presenter in 2002. His own weekly show premiered in January 2003, and he became a full-time host in 2004. His show’s regular features include the “Mystery Hour,” in which listeners call in with various puzzles and other callers attempt to solve them.
In August 2014, O’Brien began appearing as a guest presenter on BBC Two’s Newsnight. Following the widespread interest in O’Brien’s interview with Farage, it was speculated[by whom?] that he would be a permanent replacement for longtime host Jeremy Paxman, who had announced his intention to retire. Evan Davis eventually took the job. O’Brien left Newsnight in January 2018 after being chastised for his anti-Brexit and anti-Trump views, which were deemed inconsistent with the corporation’s neutrality policy. He left on good terms, saying the BBC still had the best journalists in the world. O’Brien hosted O’Brien, an ITV chat show that aired for ten episodes in 2015.
O’Brien started hosting a podcast called Unfiltered with James O’Brien on JOE.co.uk, which lasted until November 2018. Russell Brand, Alastair Campbell, Lily Allen, Jon Ronson, Gary Lineker, and Sir Nick Clegg have all appeared as guests. Full Disclosure with James O’Brien, a new podcast launched in March 2019 with former Prime Minister Tony Blair as the first guest. David Mitchell, Nicky Campbell, Margaret Atwood, and Michael Morpurgo were among the other guests. O’Brien has stated that he voted for Boris Johnson in the 2008 Mayoral Election but now regrets his decision. O’Brien is an anti-Brexit campaigner who was a member of the People’s Vote campaign, which advocated for a second Brexit referendum. He spoke at a People’s Vote March.