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Jon Sopel Biography and Wiki
Jon Sopel is a television presenter and correspondent for BBC World News, the BBC’s international news channel; he is currently the BBC’s North America Editor. From 2013 to 2014, Jonathan was the chief political correspondent for the domestic news channel BBC News, a presenter on the Politics Show on BBC One and the BBC News channel, and the main presenter on Global on BBC World News.
Jon Sopel Education
He attended Christ’s College, Finchley, before graduating from Southampton University with a 2:1 honors degree in politics.
Jon Sopel Age
How old is Sopel? Jon was born on May 22, 1959, in London, England. He is 63 years as of 2022.
Jon Sopel 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: Shaun King
Jon Sopel Family and Parents
Jon was born in London, England to Jewish parents Myer and Miriam Sopel, his family moved from Stepney to north London when he was eleven.
Jon Sopel Wife | Married
He met his wife Linda Twissell at Radio Solent and married her in 1988. The two later proceeded on their honeymoon in Kenya’s Masai Mara; the couple has a son named Max and a daughter named Anna.
Jon Sopel Books | Author
- Tony Blair: The Moderniser
- If Only They Didn’t Speak English:
- A Year At The Circus:
Jon Sopel Salary
Jon has an estimated salary of $400,000 annually.
Jon Sopel Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Jon Sopel BBC News Career
Sopel worked as a freelance writer and broadcaster before joining the BBC in 1983 as a reporter and producer for BBC Radio Solent. He went on to become the BBC News 24’s chief political correspondent, and he later served as the BBC’s Paris correspondent for three years. He covered the French ban on importing British beef, the millennium celebrations in Paris, the oil spill in Brittany, France’s presidency of the EU in 2000, and the Concorde crash in July 2000 while in Paris. During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Sopel was the BBC’s correspondent in Kuwait City. Tony Sopel succeeded Jeremy Vine as the main presenter of The Politics Show on BBC One in 2005. Since 2003, he has also co-presented the BBC News Channel’s weekday afternoons between 2 and 5 p.m. with Louise Minchin and Emily Maitlis.
Sopel reported on location for the BBC News Channel and BBC News at One during major political stories such as elections. As a relief anchor, he appeared on BBC One news bulletins on occasion. During his 16-year tenure at the BBC, he has appeared on PM on Radio Four, Breakfast News, BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, and BBC News at Ten, as well as hosting BBC Two’s annual coverage of UK political party conferences, Conference Live. He has also appeared on Breakfast, HARDtalk, and The Daily Politics on occasion as a stand-in presenter for Newsnight.
In October 2012, it was announced that Sopel would host a new show called Global with Jon Sopel, which would air from 1500 to 163. Sopel had a rare conversation with Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, an emir from Dubai, in January 2014.
Sopel was named BBC North America Editor at the end of April, following the appointment of its predecessor Mark Mardell as a presenter on BBC Radio 4. In 2019, BuzzFeed News revealed that Sopel offered Philip Morris International (the maker of Marlboro cigarettes) a paid secret address at a staff conference in Miami. This has been criticized by British lung cancer organizations. Sopel will co-host the BBC podcast Americast with BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis and Chief North America Reporter Anthony Zurcher in 2020. Initially focused on the 2020 election, the podcasts included analysis as well as interviews from across the political spectrum. Americast received positive feedback and charted well on iTunes, at times becoming the UK’s most listened to podcast of any genre.