Jon Sopel Biography

Published On Nov 16, 2017
Facts of Jon Sopel
Date of Birth: 1959 , March-22
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet
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Jon worked as a freelance writer and broadcaster until he joined BBC as a reporter and producer for BBC Radio Solent in 1983. He worked as a chief political correspondent and BBC's Paris correspondent before joining The Political Show on BBC One in 2005. 

Sopel also co-presented BBC News Channel and presented the news programme, Global with Jon Sopel on BBC World News. He was later appointed as the BBC's North America Editor. Additionally, he is also an ambassador for The Prince's Trust.     

Jon earned wide recognition and fame in his career. For his diligent work and outstanding performance, he was voted as "Political: Journalist of the Year by the Public Affairs Industry," "an Honorary Doctorate of Letter by the University of Southampton" and also shortlisted for "National Presenter of the Year at the Royal Television Society Television Journalism Award". 

Moving towards his personal life, Jon Sopel got married to long-term girlfriend, Linda Twissell in 1998. The couple met each other while working at Radio Solent and started dating each other. Jon and Linda gave birth to a son, Max and a daughter, Anna and are living happily together in Washington DC. 

Jon Sopel earns a huge amount of money from his career. Having worked for several major news networks, he has amassed a decent amount of money. His current Net worth is around $1.5 Million

 

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Born in United Kingdom.

May 22 , 1959

Jon Sopel was born on 22nd May 1959 in London, United Kingdom. He was born to parents, Myer and Miriam Sopel and grew up along with his siblings in London. 

Joined BBC

1983

Jon started his career as a freelance writer and broadcaster before he joined BBC Network as a reporter and producer for BBC Radio Solent in 1983.  

Married to Linda Twissell

1988

Jon Sopel married to long-term girlfriend, Linda Twissell in 1998. The couple met each other while working at Radio Solent and started dating each other. Jon and Linda gave birth to a son, Max and a daughter, Anna and are living happily together in Washington DC. 

Joined The Politics Show

2005

After working several years for BBC, Jon Sopel joined The Politics Show, broadcast from BBC One every Sunday at noon. He has interviewed several political leaders such as Tony Blair, Jack Straw, Gordon Brown, etc. 

Broke his Hip

October 20 , 2010

Sopel crashed his motor scooter and broke his hip. He was unknown about his injury until he completed his journey. His accident subsequently required surgery in 2010.

Current Networth

2017

Jon Sopel earns a huge amount of money from his career. He has worked at several stations and is currently working as a presenter and correspondent for the BBC Network through which he earns a decent amount of salary. It is estimated that his current Net worth is around $1.5 Million.