Jeremy Bowen is former BBC’s Middle East Correspondent and Welsh journalist, he always brings a diverse platter of news and happening throughout the world. He joined the BBC in 1984 and worked mainly as a war correspondent.
Early Life and Education
Jeremy Bowen Welsh journalist and, TV presenter was born on February 6th, 1960, in Cardiff, United Kingdom. He was born to Jennifer Bowen and Gareth Bowen. Jeremy grew up with his brother Matthew Bowen. His father Gareth was a former editor of news at Radio Wales.
Bowen was educated at Cardiff High School before attending University College London, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history. Following his graduation, Bowen attended the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC. Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, Jeremy is a White British.
In the year 1984, Jeremy Bowen joined BBC as a correspondent. After two years, he began working as a war correspondent alongside EI Salvador. He has reported from more than 70 different countries, mainly in the Middle East and in the Balkans.
Between 2000 and 2002, Jeremy worked as a presenter along with Sophie Raworth in the daily news and entertainment morning show Breakfast. Moreover, he also presented Mosses in 2002 and also covered the death of Pope John Paul II in March 2003.
In 2005, Bowen became the BBC's first Middle East Editor. He covered major wars in the Middle East and in the Balkans. Jeremy and his camera operator were fired upon in Mount Lebanon on 11 May 2008.
Furthermore, Jeremy became the first English journalist to interview Libyan revolutionary, politician, and political theorist Muammar Gaddafi in February 2011. He spoke with President Bashar al-Assad regarding the ongoing Syrian conflict during an exclusive BBC interview, on May July 2013.
The 57-year old Jeremy is a married man. He tied the knot with his girlfriend former BBC journalist Julia Williams in the early 1990s in a private wedding. The couple knew each other while both of them were working for BBC back in 1984.
The pair is blessed with two children, sons Jack Bowen, 12 and Mattie Dixie Bowen, 14. The family of four lives in their grand mansion in Camberwell, South London. Despite the long distance, they maintained a healthy and happy married life.
Jeremy stated in an interview with Wales Online that his life changed after having children. The couple is still going strong without any divorce or affairs rumors.
Net Worth and Salary
Former BBC's Middle East Correspondent and Welsh journalist, Jeremy Bowen has earned the enormous amount of salary from his journalism career. According to Huffingtonpost.co.uk, Jeremy earned between $194445 and $259206.7 as a BBC contributor and editor. Jeremy also garnered a tremendous amount of net worth that is believed to be $4 million.Edit