Nicholas Owen is a Presenter with BBC News, appearing on BBC1’s Six O’Clock News and News 24. He rejoined the Corporation in March 2007. For well over a decade before that he hosted all ITN’s major bulletins, including Channel Four News and News at Ten. He has also appeared in a wide range of other TV and radio programmes, including BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2006.
He was a regular contributor to ITN’s Budget programmes, having joined ITN as Channel Four News’ Business and Economics Correspondent. He presented ITV1’s live hour and a half Budget programme in 2004.
During the first Gulf War, Nicholas presented the highly-acclaimed Midnight Special Programmes when they were launched on Channel Four. He also anchored The Parliament Programme, Channel Four’s first daytime political series.
From 1994 to 2000 he was Royal Correspondent for ITV News. In that capacity he played a major role in reporting on the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. He compiled a book on her life entitled “Diana – The People’s Princess”, updated and republished in 2007.
Nicholas began his journalistic career on the Surrey Mirror in 1964 before moving to Fleet Street in 1968. He worked for the Evening Standard and the Daily Telegraph before spending seven years with the Financial Times.
In 1981 he switched to television reporting, joining the BBC in the North of England, covering general and industrial stories for both regional and national news and current affairs programmes. He moved to ITN in 1984.
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