Jane Corbin Biography
Jane Corbin is a British news correspondent as well as a filmmaker. She is a producer and writer for Panorama, The Real Fauda, and Special investigations. Additionally, she has written many documentaries for the BBC and its current affairs program Panorama.
Jane Corbin Age
She is 67 years old as of 2021 and was born on July 16, 1954.
Jane Corbin Education
This TV personality attended Kings’s College, London where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in B.A.
Jane Corbin Parents
Jane is the daughter of Aubrey and Olive Corbin.
Jane Corbin Husband
She was married to John Maples, a politician since 1987 until his death in 2012. They welcomed two children, Tom and Rose.
Jane Corbin BBC News
Corbin was schooled at King’s College London. She started her television career as a reporter with Thames, Granada, and ITN, before becoming a correspondent for Channel 4 News. Jane covered stories for Channel 4 News which include the 1984 US elections, the assassination of Indira Gandhi, and the Angolan civil war. She first joined the BBC as a reporter on Panorama, in 1988.
She was the first UK journalist to film widely in Cambodia and she reported on the fall of the Berlin Wall and the break up of the Soviet Union. In 1999 she served on three programs about the war in Kosovo and conducted the first in-depth investigation into the crimes in the villages of western Kosovo. Recently, Jane has concentrated on the Middle East, Iraq, and the threat posed by Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda terror network. She has announced from the front lines of the US-led war on terror, traveling broadly in Afghanistan, with exclusive access to both UK and US troops, and covering the Iraq war in the southern city of Basra.
Jane solely revealed to the world who had exposed former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his sons Uday and Qusay. She was also the first journalist to interrogate Dr. Rihad Taha, a top Iraqi scientist, known as Dr. Germ, for her part in Saddam Hussein’s bacterial weapons program. Jane is regarded as one of the foremost commentators on al-Qaeda. Following 1998 she has made many films on al-Qaeda – investigating their activities from Sudan to the US, the Philippines, and Bali. In 2002 her book The Base: In search of al-Qaeda was published.
However, She has presented the BBC’s Money Programme, made films for the BBC’s Political Documentaries Unit, and presented and reported editions of BBC Two’s Journalists. Corbin has won four Royal Television Society journalism awards and been chosen many times for an Emmy for best investigative international journalism.
Jane Corbin Rwanda
On 1 October 2014, BBC Two broadcast Rwanda: The Untold Story, a documentary presented by Corbin, which contained a controversial account of the Rwandan genocide, In particular, it presented evidence alleging President Paul Kagame was involved in shooting down the plane of his predecessor Juvénal Habyarimana, an event which is partly blamed for causing the 1994 genocide.
According to expert witnesses on the program, this involved the killing of millions of ethnic Hutus, not mainly Tutsis as some research has shown. On 24 October 2014, the Rwandan government suppressed the BBC’s broadcasts in Kinyarwanda, one of the country’s main languages, in Rwanda
Jane Corbin Panorama
She joined Panorama in 1988 as a reporter and was the first UK expert to film. She made over a hundred documentaries for BBC.
Jane Corbin Salary
She has not disclosed her salary figures to the public.
Jane Corbin Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth ranging from $1 million to $5million as of 2021.