Jeremy Vine's Biography

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Who is Jeremy Vine?

Jeremy Vine was born in Epsom in May 1965.

After attending Epsom College and Durham University, Jeremy Vine had a stint on Metro Radio, but started his journalism career proper with a traineeship on the Coventry Evening Telegraph.

Jeremy Vine joined the BBC in 1987 as a news trainee.

Vine is well known for his jobs as presenter of Newsnight since 1999, as well as a host on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show, for which he won Speech Broadcaster of the Year in May 2005. He replaced Jimmy Young who had occupied the slot on BBC Radio 2 for 29 years.

In his earlier days at the BBC, Jeremy Vine stood in for Brian Redhead on Radio 4's Today, presented Radio 4's PM and The Moral Maze and presented miscellaneous shows on BBC Five Live, including Newstalk.

Appointments as a BBC reporter include political correspondent (1993) and Africa correspondent (1997). Jeremy Vine's report for Newsnight in April 1999 on South African police brutality won the Silver Nymph at Monte Carlo, and resulted in the suspension of 22 officers.

From the beginning of 2007, Jeremy Vine joined the Panorama team as the main presenter. However, in December 2010, Media Guardian revealed that Jeremy Vine was stepping down as presenter of Panorama.

As a teenager Jeremy Vine played drums in a band called The Flared Generation.

Jeremy Vine's 'likes' include the Courtauld Institute, Chelsea Football Club, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, The Brackenbury in Hammersmith, the films of Christopher Nolan, and the paintings of his sister Sonya Vine.

In 2008, Jeremy Vine started presenting Eggheads on BBC2.

In 2015, Jeremy Vine became one of the celebrities on Strictly Come Dancing. He was partnered with Karen Hauer.

They were the seventh couple to be voted off.

In August 2016, the BBC announced that Jeremy Vine and Tina Daheley would be the new hosts of Crimewatch.

In July 2017, the BBC revealed that Jermey Vine earned over £700,000 from licence fee revenue in their financial year 2016/7.
In June 2018, it was revealed that Jeremy Vine would be the presenter of Channel 5's new daily current affairs programme after the departure of Matthew Wright from The Wright Stuff.

In July 2018, he revealed he was leaving the BBC's Points of View, after 10 years.

In 2022, his stalker Alex Belfield was jailed.

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