Jeremy Paxman is an award-winning journalist, author and television presenter. He has worked for the BBC since 1977 have presented Newsnight, University Challenge and many BBC documentaries on various subjects including Victorian Art, The Empire, Wilfred Owen and most recently the four-part series Britain’s Great War.
For three years in the mid-seventies, Jeremy Paxman was based in Northern Ireland, where he covered the Troubles for the BBC. In 1977, he joined the Tonight programme, for which he was a roving reporter. This was followed by five years as a reporter on Panorama, where assignments took him frequently to Africa, the Americas and the Middle East.
He anchored Newsnight for 25 years from 1989 and for several years, he also presented Start The Week on BBC Radio Four and became chairman of University Challenge in 1994. He writes widely for newspapers and magazines.
Jeremy Paxman is the author of numerous books, including The English – Portrait of a People; The Political Animal; On Royalty; The Victorians; Empire – What Ruling the World Did to the British. Great Britain’s Great War. His memoir, A Life in Questions was published in 2016.
He is an honorary fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and a Fellow by Special Election of St Edmund Hall, Oxford. His charitable interests include homelessness, mental health and education.
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