James Cook Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, BBC News, Net Worth

James Cook

James Cook Biography

James Cook is a media personality serving as Scotland Editor for BBC News. Previously, he was North America Correspondent in Los Angeles and Chief News Correspondent for The Nine on BBC Scotland.

James Cook Age

Cook is 44 years old as of 2022.

James Cook Height

He is 5 feet 8 inches tall.

James Cook Nationality

He is Scottish.

James Cook Education

Cook was educated at Forfar Academy before he began his career as a youngster, reading the news for his local radio station.

James Cook Family

There is no information about his family background, parents’ identities, and siblings.

James Cook Wife

Despite being a media personality James has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. Therefore, it is not clear whether he is married, single, or in a relationship. He hasn’t also revealed whether he has kids or not.

James Cook BBC News

On February 3, 2022, James was appointed as the BBC’s new Scotland Editor after a competitive recruitment process. He has been Chief News Correspondent for The Nine on BBC Scotland since 2019.

James began his career in journalism at the age of 15, when he started writing and reading the news on his local radio station in Dundee. He joined BBC Scotland a few years later and held roles including sub-editor, duty editor, reporter, correspondent, and presenter.

James joined the network BBC News team as a Scotland Correspondent in 2007 and worked in that role through the independence referendum. He also spent time in London as a Health Correspondent and was based in Los Angeles as North America Correspondent for three years.

He says: “I am delighted to be taking on this exciting role at a fascinating stage in Scotland’s story. I’m looking forward to reporting on a wide range of issues and hearing a diverse variety of views from all around the country.”


Richard Burgess, Interim Senior Controller of BBC News Content says: “As well as being an excellent journalist, James also cares deeply about Scotland – its history, culture, and politics – and has a strong commitment to our core BBC values of impartiality, accuracy, and fairness. He has a clear vision for the Scotland Editor role, knows what works on digital and crucially, what matters in modern Scotland.”

Gary Smith, Head of News and Current Affairs, BBC Scotland adds: “James has a passion for journalism, which shines through his reporting wherever in the world a story takes him. His intellectual curiosity, rigor, and sharp mind have made him an invaluable member of every team he’s worked with. He also has a passion for Scotland, which will serve him well in this new role. I look forward to working with him and wish him every success as our new Scotland editor.”

He is based in Pacific Quay, Glasgow.

James Cook Salary and Net Worth

He receives an annual salary ranging from $20,000 – $100,000. He also has an estimated net worth ranging from $1 million – $5 million.

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