A direct, probing interviewing style allied to a sense of fun may seem like a contradiction in terms, but Jeremy Vine cleverly amalgamates both assets - it's a skill set that has earned him numerous awards as a broadcaster and journalist and made his BBC Radio 2 show the most listened to radio show in the UK - even overtaking BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme!
And he's not just a familiar voice across the radio airwaves. On TV, Jeremy hosts the popular BBC2 quiz show Eggheads and, since September 2016, has co-presented the long running crime prevention programme Crimewatch (BBC1).
Jeremy's career at the BBC began as a news reader in Northern Ireland. In 1989, he became a regular reporter on the BBC Radio 4 programme Today, filing reports from across Europe. Moving on to work as a political reporter, he reported on the modernisation of the Labour Party and the Party's subsequent victory in the 1997 General Election. He then became the BBC's Africa Correspondent, based in Johannesburg. Assignments took him all over the African Continent, most notably to report on the Eritrean–Ethiopian War and the Angolan Civil War. Jeremy also interviewed key leaders in various African nations, including Zimbabwe's despotic dictator Robert Mugabe.
After presenting The Politics Show on BBC One from its launch in 2003 until 2005, Jeremy replaced Peter Snow as presenter of the BBC election night graphics, including the famous Swingometer. During the 2001 General Election, Jeremy travelled the length of Britain in a 1976 Volkswagen camper van sporting the BBC logo. Peter Mandelson famously stormed out of it after Jeremy asked him if Gordon Brown was having a perfect election!
More recently, he was at the helm with David Dimbleby and Emily Maitlis for the 2015 General Election.
Jeremy was named Speech Broadcaster Of The Year at the Sony Radio Awards in 2005 and won Interview Of The Year in 2011 for his interview with Prime Minister Gordon Brown during the 2010 General Election.
Capping (or should that be tapping!) off his journalistic skills, Jeremy proved himself to be a highly entertaining contestant on the ever popular BBC1 show Strictly Come Dancing (13th series) in 2015. No small feat, but perhaps indications of two left feet!
Jeremy's autobiography It's All News To Me tells the story of 25 years at the BBC in his unmistakably lively and self-deprecating style.
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