Biography of Jon Sopel
Jon Sopel is a British journalist and television presenter. He worked as a BBC News correspondent until February 2022, when he left to start his own podcast and work for LBC.
In addition, from 2013 to 2014, he was the lead anchor on BBC World News Global. In October 2012, it was announced that Jon would host a new program entitled Global with Jon Sopel, which would air on BBC World News from 15:00 to 16:30 GMT every Monday to Thursday.
In January 2014, John had a rare interview with the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. After his predecessor, Mark Mardell, became a BBC Radio 4 presenter, he was appointed as BBC North America editor at the end of April next year.
In 2019, BuzzFeed News revealed that Jon gave a paid insider speech to Philip Morris International, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, at a staff conference in Miami. Lung cancer charities in the UK condemned the move.
Jon Sopel Age
Jon Sopel was born in London, England on May 22, 1959. He is 63 years old.
Height Jon Sopel
Jon is 5 ft 8 in/1.73m tall.
Jon Sopel Family
Jon was born and raised in London, England to parents Myer and Miriam Sopel. He comes from a Jewish family who moved from Stepney to north London when he was just 11 years old.
Wife Jon Sopel
Jon is happily married to Linda Twissel. They first met while working at Radio Solent. The couple has two children. On 20 October 2010, Jon broke his hip after crashing his motorbike while traveling in Westminster and slipping on fallen leaves. He didn’t realize the extent of his injury until his trip was over and he realized he needed surgery.
Jon’s hobbies were listed in the 2007 edition of Who’s Who as golfing, traveling and watching football. The journalist is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur FC
Jon Sopel training
Jon went to Christ’s College in Finchley. Later, he moved to the University of Southampton where he gained a 2:1 degree in politics.
Salary John Sopel
John earns an annual salary of $74,395.
Jon Sopel Net Worth
Jon’s approximate net worth is $2 million.
Career Jon Sopel
John announced his resignation as North American publisher on October 19, 2021, citing a “long break” to write a book. Sarah Smith was named as his successor on 16 November 2021. On 22 February 2022 he announced that he would be leaving the BBC.
He left The network post signature one exclusive agreement with LBC to launch one young podcast and joint radio projection with fellow donor Emily Maitlis.
In 2020, he co-hosted the BBC Americast podcast with North America chief reporter Anthony Zurcher and Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis. Initially, the podcast focused on the 2020 election, with analysis and interviews from across the political spectrum.
Before joining the BBC in 1983, he worked as a freelance writer and broadcaster. He worked for the BBC as a reporter and producer for BBC Radio Solent. He later became the chief political correspondent for BBC News 24. John worked as the BBC’s Paris correspondent for three years.
In addition, the journalist served as a relief anchor on BBC One’s newscasts from time to time. In his 16 years at the BBC, Jon appeared on BBC News at Ten, BBC News at Six, BBC News at One, Breakfast News and PM on Radio Four.
In addition, the journalist was head of BBC Two’s annual UK political party conference coverage, Conference Live. Jon appeared as a stand-in presenter on Newsnight and has previously appeared on The Daily Politics, Breakfast and HARDtalk.
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