John’s broadcasting career began at ILR station Radio Tees. He then joined BBC Newcastle before moving to London as a reporter/presenter on BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat programme. He presented Thames News with Andrew Gardener during the 1980s.
John is currently a correspondent/presenter for BBC Network News. He occasionally presents on the BBC News Channel. During his career at the BBC, he initially specialised in local government, covering the rise and fall of the poll tax and the Westminster gerrymandering scandal. He has since covered general news too, including the Harold Shipman murders and the war in Kosovo.
John was educated at Dialstone Boys School, Stockport, Stockport Boys Grammar School and the University of Leeds. He chairs conferences and seminars for a range of public, private and charity organisations. Among his hobbies he lists walking, music, island-hopping and helping his wife and daughters with horses and a pygmy goat.
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