You're here: HomeBiography & ImagesCarole Walker

Carole Walker: Biography and Images

Carole Walker is a former Political Correspondent for BBC News.

Walker attended North Walsham Girls’ High School in Norfolk, attached to the all-male Paston College, attended by Admiral Horatio Nelson and Stephen Fry. She subsequently studied journalism at the London College of Printing.

At the BBC, Walker often fronted major events such as British general elections.

She had worked for the BBC for 37 years. As a war correspondent she covered the fall of the Soviet Union, the Gulf War and the civil wars in Somalia and the Balkans. Since 1997 she has concentrated on covering UK politics and in September 2012 presented the BBC Two daily political programme Daily Politics.

In April 2011, when Walker was 50, she openly criticised the then BBC Director General Mark Thompson for failing to curb the corporation’s alleged “ageist” attitude towards women. In the BBC internal house-magazine, Ariel, Walker asserted that Thompson had broken his pledge of giving her more presenting shifts.

Walker has two children.

Carole left the BBC on March 30, 2017

Rebecca Williams is a presenter and reporter for Sky News. She was previously a reporter for BBC News. Follow Rebecca on Twitter

Anushka Asthana is Political Editor for the Guardian newspaper. A former Political correspondent for Sky News, Anushka began her journalism career at the Observer where she remained for eight years. Her final role there was as the newspaper’s Policy Editor, working from Westminster writing about…

Paul Mason is an English journalist and broadcaster. He was Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News, becoming the programme’s Economics Editor on 1 June 2014, a post he formerly held on BBC2’s Newsnight programme. He is the author of several books, and a…

Meirion Jones is a producer for the BBC Newsnight programme

Liz was a reporter for the BBC Newsnight Programme She was the reporter on an expose of Sir Jimmy Savile as a paedophile which was controversially cancelled by the BBC in December, 2011. The decision to axe the Newsnight investigation became the subject of the…