Jon Sopel Bio, Age, Wife, Kids, BBC News, Net Worth

Jon Sopel

Jon Sopel Biography

Jon Sopel is a British journalist, television presenter and a former correspondent for BBC News. He was formerly the BBC’s North America editor; chief political correspondent for the domestic news channel BBC News; a presenter on the Politics Show on BBC One and the BBC News channel.

Jon Sopel Age

Jonathan B. Sopel was born on 22nd May, 1959, London, England.

Jon Sopel Height

Sopel stand at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall.

Jon Sopel Education

Sopel was educated at Christ’s College, Finchley before graduating with a 2:1 honours degree in politics from Southampton University.

Jon Sopel Nationality

Sopel is a British Nationality.

Jon Sopel Parents

Jon was born to Jewish parents Myer and Miriam Sopel, his family moved from Stepney to north London when he was eleven.

Jon Sopel Siblings

Jon has not revealed information about his siblings’

Jon Sopel Wife

Jon Sopel is presently married to his wife Linda Twissell. The two first met while Jon was working at Radio Solent and later tied the knot in 1988. They spent their honeymoon in Masai Mara in Kenya.

Jon Sopel Children

Jon Sopel and his wife Linda Twissell, have two grown-up children, Max and Anna.

Jon Sopel BBC NEWS

Sopel began presenting the BBC podcast Americast alongside Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis and chief North America reporter Anthony Zurcher in 2020. The podcast originally focused on the 2020 election, containing analysis as well as an array of interviews from across the political scene. Americast received positive reviews and performed well on the iTunes chart, at times becoming the UK’s most listened to podcast of any genre.

Sopel has also co-presented the BBC News channel on weekday afternoons between 2 pm and 5 pm alongside Louise Minchin each Tuesday to Thursday and alongside Emily Maitlis on Mondays following his appointment as a presenter on the channel in 2003.

Stories sopel covered while he was in Paris included the French ban on the importation of British beef, the millennium celebrations in Paris, the oil spill in Brittany, the French presidency of the EU in 2000 and the Concorde crash in July 2000. During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Sopel was the BBC’s correspondent in Kuwait City.

Sopel joined The Politics Show on BBC One replacing Jeremy Vine as the programme’s main presenter in 2005. It broadcast every Sunday at noon and Sopel interviewed key politicians and advisers, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, opposition leader David Cameron, Jack Straw, Gordon Brown and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The show ended in December 2011 and was replaced by Sunday Politics in January 2012.

Sopel was voted ‘Political Journalist of the Year’ by the Public Affairs Industry in 2007, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Southampton in 2011. In 2013, he was shortlisted for ‘National Presenter of the Year’ at the Royal Television Society television journalism awards 2011/2012.

Jon Sopel Salary

Jon annual salary is estimated to be USD 100,000.

Jon Sopel Net Worth

Sopel net worth is estimated to be USD 1 million.

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Jon does not hold an Instagram account.

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