Jon Sopel Bio, Age, Family, Wife, School, Salary, Net Worth,

Jon Sopel the BBC journalist

Jon Sopel Biography

Jon Sopel is a British television presenter and correspondent for the BBC’s international television news channel, BBC World News; he is currently the BBC’s North America Editor. Jonathan was previously the chief political correspondent for the domestic news channel BBC News, a presenter on the Politics Show on BBC One and the BBC News channel, and the main presenter on Global, on BBC World News, from 2013 to 2014.


How old is Jon Sopel? – Age

Jon was born as Jonathan B.Sopel to Jewish parents Myer and Miriam Sopel on May 22, 1959, in London,England. He is 62 years as of 2021.

Where did Jon Sopel go to school? – Education

Jon moved with his family from Stepney to north London when he was eleven years old. He attended Christ’s College, Finchley, before graduating from Southampton University with a 2:1 honors degree in politics. Between 1982 and 1983, Sopel served as President of the National Organization of Labour Students’ Students’ Union.

What are Jon’s hobbies?

Sopel broke his hip on October 20, 2010, when he crashed his motor scooter while traveling to Westminster and skidded on fallen leaves. He did not realize the extent of his injury until he had completed his journey, and he required surgery as a result. Golf, travel, and football watching were listed as Sopel’s hobbies in the 2007 edition of Who’s Who. Sopel is a fan of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. In addition, he serves as an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust.

Jon Sopel Wife – Family

While working at Radio Solent, he met his wife Linda Twissell and married in 1988. Their honeymoon was in the Masai Mara, Kenya; the couple has a son Max and a daughter Anna.

Jon Sopel the BBC journalist
Jon Sopel the BBC journalist

What is Jon Salary?

Jon’s salary is $400,000.

Jon Net Worth

Jon’s net worth is $1.5 million.

Jon Sopel Career

Before joining the BBC in 1983 as a reporter and producer for BBC Radio Solent, Sopel worked as a freelance writer and broadcaster. He went on to become the BBC News 24’s chief political correspondent, and he later spent three years as the BBC’s Paris correspondent. While in Paris, he covered the French ban on the importation of British beef, the millennium celebrations in Paris, the oil spill in Brittany, France’s presidency of the EU in 2000, and the Concorde crash in July 2000. Sopel was the BBC’s correspondent in Kuwait City during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.                    Tony Sopel took over as the main presenter of The Politics Show on BBC One in 2005, succeeding Jeremy Vine. Since 2003, he has also co-presented the BBC News Channel’s weekday afternoons between 2 and 5 p.m. with Louise Minchin and Emily Maitlis. Sopel reported on location for the BBC News Channel and BBC News at One during major political stories such as elections. As a relief anchor, he appeared on BBC One news bulletins on occasion. During his 16-year tenure at the BBC, he has appeared on PM on Radio Four, Breakfast News, BBC News at One, BBC News at Six, and BBC News at Ten, as well as hosting BBC Two’s annual coverage of UK political party conferences, Conference Live. He has also appeared on Breakfast, HARDtalk, and The Daily Politics on occasion as a stand-in presenter for Newsnight.
In October 2012, it was announced that Sopel would host a new show called Global with Jon Sopel, which would air from 1500 to 163. Sopel had a rare conversation with Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, an emir from Dubai, in January 2014. Sopel was appointed North America Editor of the BBC at the end of April, following the appointment of its predecessor Mark Mardell for BBC Radio 4 as a presenter.BuzzFeed News uncovered in 2019 that Sopel offered Philip Morris International (Marlboro Cigarettes’ Maker) a paid secret address at a staff conference in Miami. British lung cancer organizations have criticized this.                                                                                      Sopel joined the BBC podcast Americast in 2020, alongside BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis and Chief North America Reporter Anthony Zurcher. The podcasts were initially focused on the 2020 election and included analysis as well as interviews from across the political spectrum. Americast received positive feedback and charted well on iTunes, becoming the UK’s most listened to a podcast of any genre at times. [12] [13] The series was supposed to end after the 2020 election, but it has been extended due to its popularity. BBC Radio 4 broadcasts an edited version of the podcast.


Sopel was named Political Journalist of the Year by the Public Affairs Industry in 2007.
In 2011, the University of Southampton bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Letters on Sopel.        Sopel was nominated for National Presenter of the Year at the 2011/2012 Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards in 2013.


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