Award-winning Journalist, Author and “Spitting Image” puppet.
Jeremy began his career covering The Troubles in Northern Ireland for three years, he then spent 8 years reporting from around the world for the BBC, before becoming anchor-man of the BBC’s nightly news analysis programme, Newsnight in 1989, a post he held for 25 years.
A formidable presenter Jeremy will facilitate your conference, chair debates and seminars and host your awards dinner with the upmost skill and ease.
His one-man show PAXO at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was a critically acclaimed sell-out. His after dinner sets are not to be missed, witty, satirical and brimming with insight.
He has been chairman of University Challenge since 1994. He is the author of numerous documentaries and documentary series – on the history of the British Empire, on the poet Wilfred Owen, on Victorian art, on Churchill’s funeral and on the effect of the First World War on Great Britain.
In March 2015, he interviewed David Cameron and Ed Miliband in the run-up to the General Election which he anchored for Channel 4.