Guest speaker - Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson

Reporter, Presenter and Author

Nick is a well-respected and familiar face and voice on television and radio with over 30 years’ experience in reporting and broadcasting. He joined the flagship Radio 4 ‘Today’ programme as a presenter in November 2015, after a decade as the BBC’s Political Editor covering Prime Ministers Blair, Brown and Cameron. Nick’s Twitter feed is followed by 750,000 people. His ‘Election Notebook’ was a Sunday Times bestseller.

Nick Robinson is speaking at Investec Wealth & Investment Birmingham Vision conference.

Background/experience

Nick is a rare example of someone who switched from working behind the microphones and cameras to working in front of them since he started out in broadcasting at Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio in 1986. He then worked his way up as a producer for the BBC, working on a variety of shows including ‘Newsround’ and ‘Crimewatch’ before becoming an assistant producer for ‘On the Record’. In 1993, Nick was promoted to Deputy Editor of ‘Panorama’ and, by 1999, Nick was not only a political correspondent for the BBC, but also presenting ‘Weekend Breakfast’ and ‘Late Night Live’ on Radio 5 Live. 

In 1999, Nick became Chief Political Correspondent on BBC News Channel but left the BBC in 2002 and joined ITV News, spending three years as their Political Editor; in that time covering the 2005 General Election campaign.  

Nick returned to the BBC in 2005, as the BBC’s Political Editor and is the only person to have been Political Editor for the country’s two largest broadcasters; ITV and BBC. He held this position for ten years, travelling with, and covering, first Tony Blair, then Gordon Brown and finally David Cameron when they were Prime Minister. In this role, Nick covered the two General Elections and the formation of the coalition government in 2010, appearing regularly on the BBC News at Ten, Daily Politics and Today programme. He anchored the BBC’s Election night special programme alongside David Dimbleby. 

Qualifications

Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire in 1963, Nick attended Cheadle Hulme School, then University College, Oxford where he studied politics, philosophy and economics.