Jo Coburn's Biography

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Who is Jo Coburn?

Jo Coburn was born on 12 November 1968.

After leaving North London Collegiate School for Girls, she studied European Studies with German at Manchester University and then went to Oxford to study Jewish Studies.

She then got a job selling advertising space for a magazine publishing company, Hobsons, and quickly got promoted to publisher.

Jo Coburn got into broadcasting via a one-off job reporting on an international health conference in Brussels.

She then worked on local radio including BBC London, where she made her mark covering the 2000 mayoral election.

In 2001, she became a political correspondent at the BBC for Breakfast News, and went on to present on the BBC News Channel and on Radio Four's The World This Weekend.

Jo Coburn is best known for co-presenting the Daily Politics show with Andrew Neil.

She started with one show a week in 2007 and became full-time in September 2011

Jo Coburn is married to Mark Flanagan, who is Portland’s Senior Partner for Content and Digital Strategy, having worked in Downing Street where he was head of strategic communications.

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