Stephen Sackur Biography/Profile
Stephen Sackur is a skilled English journalist currently working at BBC World News as an anchor. He is the presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World News’s flagship current affairs interview programme. Sackur has been a journalist with BBC News since 1986.
Stephen Sackur Age|Birthday
How old is Sackur? He is 59 years old as of 2024. Sackur was born on 9 January 1964 in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England. He celebrates his birthday on the 9th of January every year.
Stephen Sackur Education
He attended King Edward VI Grammar School, Spilsby, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he obtained a BA honors degree in history. He later enrolled at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as a Henry Fellow.
Stephen Sackur Height|Weight
Sackur stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
Stephen Sackur Family
He is the son of Robert Sackur and his wife Sallie Caley. His father is a farmer, however, he has not revealed information regarding his family members. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Stephen Sackur Wife|Married
Sackur is happily married to his wife called Zina Sabbagh since 1992 but he has not disclosed information about her. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Stephen Sackur Children
He is blessed with three children but he has not disclosed information about them. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Stephen Sackur Career
Sackur joined the BBC as a trainee in 1986. In 1990, he was appointed as one of the channel’s foreign affairs correspondents. He reported on the Velvet Revolution of Czechoslovakia in 1989 and the reunification of Germany in 1990 as a BBC Radio correspondent. Additionally, he was part of a BBC team covering the conflict and spent eight weeks as an embedded journalist with the British Army during the Gulf War. At the end of the war, Sackur was the first correspondent to report the massacre of the retreating Iraqi army on the road leading out of Kuwait
In addition, Sackur has interviewed many high-profile guests, broadcasting across BBC World News, BBC News Channel, and BBC World Service. He was awarded the ‘International TV Personality of the Year Award’ by the Association of International Broadcasters in November 2010. Sackur was based in Brussels for three years as the BBC’s Europe Correspondent prior to taking over HARDtalk. He has traveled across Europe to cover major stories around the continent. The stories include Europe’s worst terror attack of recent times in Madrid in 2004 and the expansion of the European Union from 15 countries to 25.
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.
BBC World News Colleague
Stephen Sackur Salary|Net Worth
Sackur 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.
Stephen Sackur Social Media Platforms
He 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 Stephen Sackur
Who is Stephen Sackur?
Sackur is a skilled English journalist currently working at BBC World News as an anchor. He is the presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World News’s flagship current affairs interview program. Sackur has been a journalist with BBC News since 1986.
How old is Stephen Sackur?
Sackur is 58 years old as of 2023. Sackur was born on 9 January 1964 in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England. He celebrates his birthday on the 9th of January every year.
Is Stephen Sackur married?
He is happily married to his wife called Zina Sabbagh since 1992 but he has not disclosed information about her. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Where does Stephen Sackur Live?
He has not revealed information regarding where he lives. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.