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Nicholas Owen is a relief presenter on the BBC News Channel, presenting mainly at weekends.

Prior to this, he co-presented the ITV Lunchtime News with Katie Derham as well as reporting at home and abroad for ITV News bulletins. Other previous roles have included anchoring ITN’s Channel 4 News.

From 1994 to 2000 Nicholas was Royal Correspondent for ITV News. In that capacity he played a major role in reporting on the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. He compiled a book on her life entitled “Diana The People’s Princess.”

He has been a regular contributor to ITN’s Budget programmes, having joined ITN as Channel Four News’ Business and Economics Correspondent.

During the first Gulf War Nicholas presented the highly-acclaimed Midnight Special Programmes when they were launched on Channel Four. He also anchored The Parliament Programme, Channel Four’s first daytime political series.

Nicholas began his journalistic career on the Surrey Mirror in 1964 before moving to Fleet Street in 1968. He worked for the Evening Standard and the Daily Telegraph before spending seven years with the Financial Times.

In 1981 Nicholas switched to television reporting, joining the BBC in the North of England, covering general and industrial stories for both regional and national news and current affairs programmes. He moved to ITN in 1984.

Nicholas Owen was born in 1947. He has a close interest in transport matters, especially railways and light rail schemes. His publications include a history of the British trolleybus. He is married to a newspaper journalist, lives in Surrey, and has four children – and one grandchild.

Nicholas Owen on Strictly Come Dancing

ITV newsreader Nicholas Owen is to join BBC News 24 in the new year, it has been announced. Owen, who currently co-presents the ITV Lunchtime News with Katie Derham, has anchored all of ITN’s major bulletins for over 10 years including their daily lunchtime bulletin,…

As usual, it is an annual extravaganza over on Children in Need, and what would it be like without the BBC news readers. Some of the top journalists from the news corporation preformed Lady Gaga to entice the british public to donate. Fiona Bruce, Sophie…

BBC Newsreaders Susanna Reid, Fiona Bruce and Sophie Raworth have been busy rehearsing for tonight’s special performance for Children In Need.. At just gone 11pm, they will be joined by Nicholas Owen, Ben Brown and Chris Hollins to perform two songs from the musical, Mama…

BBC Newsreaders will be performing a section from Mama Mia! The Musical this Friday evening as they do their usual bit for Children In Need. Fiona Bruce, Sophie Raworth, Nicholas Owen, Ben Brown, Chris Hollins and another female yet to be announced, will perform Mama…