Nicholas Owen

Nicholas is a well-renowned BBC News presenter, bringing dynamic enthusiasm, professionalism and humour to our screens. The presenter's tales from his time as a journalist and vast experience of working at a high calibre level ensure he is a well-versed conference facilitator and awards host. Nick's delightful demeanour will bring warmth and charm to your event. 

Nicholas Owen is one of the UK’s best-loved news presenters. He is also a corporate host and an experienced and charismatic after dinner speaker.

Nicholas began his journalistic career on the Surrey Mirror in 1964, moving to Fleet Street in 1968. He worked for the Evening Standard and the Daily Telegraph before spending seven years with the Financial Times.

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In 1981 Nicholas 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.

A veteran BBC and ITV news presenter (including Channel Four News and News at Ten), Nicholas has also appeared in a wide range of other TV and radio programmes, including BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing in 2006.

Royal Correspondent for ITV News from 1994 to 2000, Nicholas played a major role in reporting on the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, for which ITN won an RTS Award. As a result of his experience he compiled a book on her life entitled "Diana -The People's Princess."

He has been a regular contributor to ITN's Budget programmes, having joined ITN as Channel Four News' Business and Economics Correspondent. 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.

Nicolas also hosts his own Saturday afternoon show on Classic FM.

Nicholas Owen is a prolific and experienced News presenter on BBC and ITV. He is also a corporate host and speaker of the highest calibre.

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What people said about Nicholas Owen

Very pleasant, you took a great interest in what we as a company do. The speech was relevant and appropriate for the occasion.
Parsons Brinckerhoff
A rip-roaring success and everyone has commented on how brilliant you were! You make a difficult job look easy.
Royal Television Society Awards
His enthusiasm, humour, and professionalism on the night contributed in large measure to the success of the evening. Thank you!
The Royal Academy of Engineering
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