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Nicholas Owen

Presenter, BBC News & BBC One

Nicholas Owen is a well-known BBC News presenter, bringing dynamic enthusiasm, professionalism and humour to our screens.

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Nicholas Owen's 2022 biography

Nicholas now undertakes a wide range of corporate work, which includes hosting major industry and medical conferences, seminars and award ceremonies; chairing question time sessions, debates and media briefings, as well as giving after-dinner – and lunchtime – speeches.

As an example, recent bookings have included

  • Hosting the launch of the new one-pound coin for the Royal Mint with the Queen’s new portrait.
  • Chairing the National Rail Conference for many years featuring panel discussions and audience participation with figures from the industry, the Government, and the Secretary of State for Transport.
  • Host and present Staff Awards for the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust.
  • Hosting the Royal Television Society’s North of England Awards (the biggest outside London) for many years.
  • Chairing question and answer sessions on the future of oncology medicine for Pfizer Ltd.
  • Chairing an international environmental conference at the Natural History Museum.
  • Chairing question and answer sessions at successive Police Federation conferences.
  • Chairing a BT workshop session involving other leading FTSE 100 firms.
  • Hosting a major international television conference at the Palais de Congress in Paris, attended by TV executives worldwide, both in the audience and via video links.
  • Facilitating and presenting international medical seminars including the European Society of Cardiologists and the European Haematology Association.

Nicholas Owen’s History

For well over a decade he hosted all ITN’s major bulletins, including Channel Four News and News at Ten. He has also appeared in a wide range of other TV and radio programmes, including BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2006. He also presents the Saturday lunchtime show on Classic FM.

From 1994 to 2000 Nicholas was Royal Correspondent for ITV News. In that capacity he played a major role in reporting on the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, for which ITN won an RTS Award. He compiled a book on her life entitled Diana: The People’s Princess.

He has been a regular contributor to ITN’s Budget programmes, having joined ITN as Channel Four News’ Business and Economics Correspondent. During the first Gulf War Nicholas presented the highly-acclaimed Midnight Special Programmes when they were launched on Channel Four. He also anchored The Parliament Programme, Channel Four’s first daytime political series.

Nicholas began his journalistic career on the Surrey Mirror in 1964, moving to Fleet Street in 1968. He worked for the Evening Standard and the Daily Telegraph before spending seven years with the Financial Times.

In 1981 Nicholas switched to television reporting, joining the BBC in the North of England, covering general and industrial stories for both regional and national news and current affairs programmes. He moved to ITN in 1984. Nicholas Owen was born in 1947. He has a close interest in transport matters, especially railways and light rail schemes. His publications include a history of the British trolleybus. Nicholas also hosts many corporate and charity events, and is an after dinner speaker. He is married to a newspaper journalist, lives in Surrey, has four children – and two grandchildren.

Nicholas Owen's 2022 speaking fees

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