Jon Sopel Bio, Wiki, BBC World News, Age, Education, Height, Family, Wife, Children, and Career

Jon Sopel Biography|Profile

Jon Sopel is a skilled English journalist currently working at BBC World News as an anchor. He is a presenter and correspondent on the BBC News channel and BBC One in the UK and a lead anchor on BBC World News.

Jon Sopel Age|Birthday

How old is Sopel? He is 64 years old as of 2023. Sopel was born on 22 May 1959 in London, England. He celebrates his birthday on the 22nd of May every year.

Jon Sopel Education

He schooled at Christ’s College Finchley and later joined Southampton University where he graduated with a 2:1 honors degree in politics. Sopel was the president of the Students’ Union, for the National Organisation of Labour Students between 1982 and 1983.

Jon Sopel Height|Weight

Sopel stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.

Jon Sopel Family

He is the son of Jewish parents named Myer and Miriam Sopel. His family moved from Stepney to north London when he was only eleven years old.

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Jon Sopel Wife|Married

Sopel is happily married to his wife called Linda Twissell. He met his wife while working at Radio Solent. Their honeymoon was in Masai Mara, Kenya.

Jon Sopel Children

The couple is blessed with a son called Max and a daughter Anna but he has not disclosed information about them. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Jon Sopel Career

Sopel came to BBC as a reporter and producer on BBC Radio Solent in 1983. Since then, he has garnered national acclaim for his extensive reporting on UK politics. He was named political journalist of the year by the Public Affairs Industry in 2007. In addition, Sopel worked as a chief political correspondent for BBC News before spending four years as the BBC’s Paris correspondent. Moreover, he became the main presenter on The Politics Show on BBC One in 2005 where he interviewed the most senior political figures in the UK and abroad.

Sopel worked as a freelance writer and broadcaster prior to joining the BBC in 1983 as a reporter and producer for BBC Radio Solent. He proceeded to become the chief political correspondent for BBC News 24. Later, he spent three years as the BBC’s Paris correspondent. Furthermore, he covered many stories in Paris which 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.

BBC World News

BBC World News is an international television network that is operated under the BBC Global News Limited division of the BBC. The channel is watched by a weekly audience of approximately 74 million in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. It is most commonly observed as a free-to-air (FTA) channel. It is available in Europe and many parts of the world through subscription television providers on cable, satellite, IPTV, and streaming platforms.

Most importantly, in the United States, BBC World News is available via its providers such as Cablevision, Comcast, Spectrum, Verizon Fios, and U-verse TV. US distribution and advertising sales for BBC World News are handled by AMC Networks, which is the minority partner for the BBC’s entertainment channel BBC America. In addition, BBC World News is the same channel all over the world but the commercials are intended to be the only difference.

BBC World News was named Best International News Channel at the Association for International Broadcasting Awards in November 2006. Additionally, the channel won a Peabody Award in 2007 for White Horse Village and another in 2009 for Where Giving Life is a Death Sentence. Notably, a number of programs are made exclusively for regional viewings, such as Indian feeds, and The Record Europe, which is only broadcast in Europe. Nevertheless, the weather forecasts mainly focus on the area the viewer is watching from.

However, television platforms in the United Kingdom do not officially offer BBC World News as a standalone full-time channel. This is because it carries and is funded by advertising, although it can be easily received due to its ‘free-to-air’ status on many European satellite systems. The systems include Astra and Hot Bird and are available in selected London hotels. The channel can be viewed in the public areas of the Broadcasting House.

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Jon Sopel Salary|Net Worth

He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earns from his broadcasting career.

Jon Sopel Social Media Platforms

Sopel is very active on all social media accounts and he is often seen posting on his platforms. He has over 4.6k followers on Twitter, 3.1k followers on Facebook, and 2.9 k followers on Instagram.

Frequently asked questions about Jon Sopel

Who is Jon Sopel?

Jon Sopel is a skilled English journalist currently working at BBC World News as an anchor. He is a presenter and correspondent on the BBC News channel and BBC One in the UK and a lead anchor on BBC World News.

How old is Jon Sopel?

He is 63 years old as of 2023. Sopel was born on 22 May 1959 in London, England. He celebrates his birthday on the 22nd of May every year.

Is Jon Sopel married?

Sopel is happily married to his wife called Linda Twissell. He met his wife while working at Radio Solent. Their honeymoon was in Masai Mara, Kenya.

Where does Jon Sopel Live?

He has not revealed information regarding where he lives. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.

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