Craig Oliver Bio, Age, Education, Wife, Kids, Media Executive, Net Worth

Craig Oliver

Craig Oliver Biography

Craig Oliver is a British news editor, producer and media executive, and the former Director of Politics and Communications for British prime minister David Cameron. Previously, he was Controller of English news output for BBC Global News, responsible for commissioning the news content for the corporation’s English-language global services, including the BBC World Service, BBC World News and BBC News Online.

Craig Oliver Age

Craig Oliver was born on 15th May, 1969, Basford, Nottinghamshire, England.

Craig Oliver Height

He stand at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches tall.

Craig Oliver Education

Craig Oliver attended Stirling High School, where he was a contemporary of the presenter Kirsty Young, then went on to read English literature at the University of St Andrews. After graduating with a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the Cardiff School of Journalism.

Craig Oliver Nationality

Craig is a British nationality.

Craig Oliver Ethnicity

Oliver is of white ethnicity.

Craig Oliver Parents

He was born to his father, Ian, they relocated the family to Scotland on his promotion to Chief Constable of Central Scotland Police, then later Chief Constable of Grampian Police. His mother name is unknown.

Craig Oliver Siblings

He has two siblings, the brother, Guy, 46 years, Guy is an Interior designer and his older sister Stephanie.

Craig Oliver Wife

Oliver married BBC News presenter Joanna Gosling in 1996. Oliver and Gosling separated in March 2014.

Craig found her love life later in the EU Campaign. He started dating Lucy Thomas in late 2016. Lucy Thomas is an ex BBC producer and was the public face of the Pro-EU Campaign as she regularly appeared on TV. All the chemistry between lovebirds started with some heavy flirting in the offices as per Daily Mail. They were spotted jogging together in Hammersmith, West London. Currently they are dating and haven’t spoken about their relationship.

Craig Oliver Children

Craig and his ex wife Joanna have three children together namely;Honor Oliver, Lona Oliver, and Maya Oliver.

Craig Oliver Media Executive

He was appointed Andy Coulson’s replacement as Director of Communications at 10 Downing Street in 2011 having been recommended by Coulson for the job. He took up this position on 28 February. He committed a political faux pas at the following weekend’s Conservative Party Spring Conference after accidentally showing his notes for David Cameron’s keynote speech to photographers.

Video footage was posted on the internet in 2012 of Oliver reprimanding BBC News correspondent Norman Smith over the content of a story concerning a memo Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Jeremy Hunt sent to David Cameron about his thoughts on News Corporation’s bid to take full control of BSkyB. Oliver did not appear to realise the cameras were rolling during their exchange.

During a telephone call to The Daily Telegraph in 2012 Oliver had warned the newspaper against running a critical story on MPs expenses claimed by Culture Secretary Maria Miller because of her role in enacting proposals in the Leveson report. Downing Street denied that any threats were made. The Parliamentary Commission for Standards subsequently launched an investigation into Miller’s expenses.

Oliver was named in documents submitted to the Leveson Inquiry into media standards as being one of eight Downing Street advisers to have had contact with News Corporation lobbyist Frédéric Michel in 2012.

Oliver and Michel dined together in July 2011 after news broke concerning the News of the World phone hacking scandal, but Oliver did not have to declare the dinner on the register of interests as they split the bill.

Craig Oliver Salary

He earns an estimated annual salary of USD 150,000.

Craig Oliver Net Worth

His net worth is estimated to be USD 5 million.

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