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Jon Sopel Biography

Updated On 17 Aug, 2017 Published On 17 Aug, 2017
Jon Sopel

Facts of Jon Sopel

Date of Birth :
Age : 62 years old
Family Name : Sopel
Birth Country : United Kingdom
Birth Sign : Gemini

Relationship short Statistics of Jon Sopel

What is Jon Sopel marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Jon Sopel have ? (name): 0 Children
Is Jon Sopel having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Jon Sopel Gay ? No

Jon Sopel is a British television presenter and a correspondent for the BBCs international news channel, BBC World News. He currently serves as the editor for the BBC. Previously he was the chief political correspondent for the BBC News 24 and also the main presenter on Global.

Early Life and Education

The talented television presenter, Jon was born on 22 May 1959 in London, the UK to Myer Sopel and Miriam Sopel

He attended Christ’s College in north London and then joined Southampton University graduating in politics. He was the president of the student’s Union for the National organization of Labour Students.


Jon was a writer and a broadcaster before he joined the BBC. He then worked as a reporter and producer for the BBC Radio Solent. He then went to be the chief political correspondent for the  BBC News 24. While he was in Paris he was involved in Concorde crash and during the invasion of Iraq, he was also the BBC’s Correspondent in Kuwait City.

Later in 2005, Sopel joined The Politics Show on the BBC One replacing Jeremy Vine as the program’s main presenter. He interviewed several politicians and advisers including Tony Blair, David Cameron, Jack Straw, Gordon Brown and Condoleezza Rice.

Sopel also co-presented the BBC News Channel on the weekday afternoons from 2 pm to 5 pm along with Louise Minchin. During elections, he reported for the BBC News Channel and BBC News at One. 

Further, he appeared as a relief anchor on BBC News bulletins and appeared on PM on Radio Four, Breakfast News, BBC News at One, BBC News at Six and BBC News at Ten.

Sopel has been an occasional stand in-presenter for the Newsnight and appeared on Breakfast, HARDtalk, and The Daily Politics.  

Due to his hard work and dedication, he won Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Southampton and was shortlisted for National Presenter of the year at the Royal Television Society and won Television Journalism awards.

Personal Life

Jon loves watching football, loves golf and to travel. He worked as an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust. While he was working at the Radio Solent, he met Linda Twissell with whom he married and has a son and a daughter together. Currently, he is living in Washington DC with his wife and children.

In 2010 he met with an accident while traveling in a scooter, he broke his hip. He failed to realize the injury until he completed his journey and then later required surgery.

Net Worth

The famous TV presenter is living a better and luxurious life. His net worth is reported to be around $1.5  million.


Jon Sopel Married

First Marriage with Linda Twissell

The famous TV personality is married to Linda Twissell. he has a son and a daughter together with his wife.

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