Presenter, broadcaster, author and journalist, Jeremy Vine is known for his vast media career. Famed for Points of View, Panorama, The Jeremy Vine Show and The Politics Show, Jeremy is exceptionally knowledgeable in politics and current affairs. An accomplished, award-winning presenter, Jeremy is an exceptional keynote speaker and conference chair. Joyful and witty, he is the perfect choice for an event.
Jeremy Vine, is one of the UK’s leading broadcasters. His daily radio programme on Radio 4, The Jeremy Vine show is the most listened to news show on UK radio. He also presents Eggheads, one of the longest running quiz shows on UK television, and Points of View.
Previously Jeremy has been presenter of Newsnight, political correspondent at Westminster, reporter on the Today programme and Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg. He is also one of only four presenters in the history of Panorama.
Jeremy also appeared as a contestant on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.
Jeremy is also well known for presenting the BBC’s election graphics, during multiple election campaigns.
His professional career in journalism started with a traineeship with the Coventry Evening Telegraph. His love of radio was ignited much younger — at 12, he had a ten-minute slot on one of Kenny Everett’s shows on Capital Radio.
Jeremy joined the BBC in 1987 as a News Trainee. In 1989 he was given a job as a reporter on Radio 4’s Today programme. He went to Tomsk in Siberia to do a piece on an out-of-work ballistics missiles expert, was ambushed in a field outside Osijek in Croatia when war broke out in Yugoslavia.
When he moved to Westminster as political correspondent it was for a stupendous period in British politics. John Major’s government collapsed as New Labour was born.
Beginning his work in Africa in 1997, he reported from the border war between Eritrea and Ethiopia, from Algiers as the Algerian elections took place, from Mali, Zambia, Zimbabwe (doing a Hard Talk interview for BBC World with Robert Mugabe) and from Sudan (getting an interview in Khartoum with the leader of the America-hating Islamist regime).
But the report he is proudest of was his exclusive for Newsnight in April 1999 on South African police brutality. The film won the Silver Nymph at Monte Carlo, and resulted in the suspension of 22 police officers. After it Jeremy joined Newsnight full-time as a presenter and was the sole host of Newsnight on the night of 9/11.
His award-winning Panorama on the Shannon Matthews abduction also drew a record audience figure at the time.
In 2005 and 2011. he was named Speech Broadcaster of The Year in the prestigious Sony Awards. His autobiography 'It’s All News to Me' was published in 2012 and tells the fascinating and vivid story of the 25 years he has clocked up at the BBC in his unmistakably lively and self-deprecating style.