Jeremy Vine is known for his celebrated BBC Radio 2 programme, The Jeremy Vine Show, the most listened-to radio programme in the UK. He has also been hailed for presenting BBC1's Points of View, BBC2’s Eggheads and his much-loved election graphics wizardry. His energetic style, unique insight and timely wit makes him a brilliant host for awards and conferences.
Jeremy Vine, is one of the UK’s leading broadcasters. His daily radio programme on Radio 2, The Jeremy Vine show is the most listened to news show on UK radio. He has also been hailed for presenting BBC1's Points of View, BBC2’s Eggheads and his much-loved election graphics wizardry. His energetic style, unique insight and timely wit makes him a brilliant host for awards and conferences.
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.
Outside of presenting, Jeremy equally delighted audiences when he appeared as a contestant on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.
His professional career in journalism started with a traineeship with the Coventry Evening Telegraph. However, 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 and by 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, and was subsequently 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).
Working across the globe on countless prestigious reports, Jeremy’s proudest was the exclusive he hosted 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 this, Jeremy joined Newsnight full-time as a presenter and was the sole host of Newsnight on the night of 9/11. His reporting success continued in a similar vein as his award-winning Panorama on the Shannon Matthews abduction 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. He is also an accomplished author.