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Jon Sopel

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Gender Male
Age 63
Date of birth May 22,1959
Zodiac sign Gemini
Born London
United Kingdom
Titles North America
BBC News
SpouseLinda Sopel
Job Journalist
Television presenter
Television producer
BooksIf Only They Didn't Speak English: Notes From Trump's America
Tony Blair
A Year At The Circus: Inside Trump's White House
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Jon Sopel Life story

Jonathan B. Sopel is a British television presenter and correspondent for the BBC's international television news channel, BBC World News, currently serving as the North America Editor for the BBC.

Early Life

Jon sopel was born on 10th april 1958 in london. England. He attended the university of ssusex where he studied politics. Philosophy and economics.


Jon sopel began his career in broadcast journalism in 1983 as a trainee reporter for bbc radio brighton. He went on to become a bbc political correspondent. Covering topics from the house of commons to downing street. In 2015. He succeeded jeremy paxman as the bbc s political editor.

Television Presenter

In addition to his work as a political correspondnet. Jon sopel has also presented various bbc news programmes. Including bbc breakfast and the andrew marr show. Eh has also hosted the bbc s question time extra time programme.

Notable Achievements

In 2009. Jon sopel was awarded an honorary doctorate frmo the university of sussex. He was aslo appointed commander of the order of the british empire (cbe) in the 2017 new year honours for services to broadcasting.

Interesting Facts

Jon sopel is a lifelong fan of rokc band queen and has been seen wearing t-shirts emblazoned with thier logo. Additionally. He is a keen tennis player and is a member of the all england lwan tennis club.

Important Event

In 2016. Jon sopel was the first british journalist to interview us president doanld trump sicne he was elected.


Jon sopel has won various awards throguhout his career. Including the royal television society s journalist of the year award in both 2008 and 2017. He was also awraded the bafta news award for best factual report in.

Miriam Margolyes swears live on air while discussing Jeremy Hunt

Miriam Margolyes swears live on air while discussing Jeremy Hunt
Oct 15,2022 6:40 am

... Former BBC journalist Jon Sopel tweeted a series of laughing and embarrassed emojis in reaction...

Gary Lineker stays top of BBC star salaries list

Gary Lineker stays top of BBC star salaries list
Jul 12,2022 2:20 pm

... A number of high-profile broadcasters who have left the BBC in the last year appear on the latest list, including former North America editor Jon Sopel, former Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, and Andrew Marr...

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel to leave BBC to launch podcast and host LBC show

Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel to leave BBC to launch podcast and host LBC show
Feb 22,2022 4:32 pm

...BBC journalists Emily Maitlis and Jon Sopel have announced they are leaving the corporation to launch a new podcast and host a radio show together on LBC...

COP26: Biden leaves Scotland hailing summit progress

COP26: Biden leaves Scotland hailing summit progress
Nov 3,2021 9:08 am

... Welcome to Scotland, Mr President— Jon Sopel (@BBCJonSopel) The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites...

News Daily: Queen's Speech and Trump impeached

News Daily: Queen's Speech and Trump impeached
Feb 16,2020 9:20 am

... Given the hyper-partisanship, North America editor Jon Sopel says there is only one likely result when the case reaches the Republican-majority Senate: Donald Trump will be acquitted...

Impeachment inquiry: Trump berates Democrats in Louisiana

Impeachment inquiry: Trump berates Democrats in Louisiana
Feb 16,2020 7:55 am

... George Kent, Marie Yovanovitch and Bill Taylor have all testified in the ongoing impeachment inquiry The transcript in black and whiteBy Jon Sopel, BBC North America editor Seeing it in black and white lays it out very clearly...

'Walls work': Trump confirms emergency move

'Walls work': Trump confirms emergency move
Feb 16,2020 3:04 am

... Dangerous precedentBy Jon Sopel, BBC North America editorThe trouble with going nuclear is there is fall-out...

Mar 29,2023 4:52 pm

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