Jeremy Bowen Biography
Jeremy Bowen is a Welsh journalist and television presenter serving as a reporter for BBC on the Russia-Ukrainian war since April 2022. He was the BBC’s Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem between 1995 and 2000.
Jeremy Bowen Age
Born in Cardiff, his age, year of birth, and when he celebrates his birthday are still undisclosed.
Jeremy Bowen Height
His stature details are yet to be updated.
Jeremy Bowen Nationality
He is a Welsh.
Jeremy Bowen Education
He attended De La Salle School, Rumney, and Cardiff High School. He furthered his studies at University College London (BA History) and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, DC.
Jeremy Bowen Family
His father Gareth reported on the 1966 Aberfan coal slurry disaster for the BBC and became editor of news at Radio Wales. His mother’s identity has not been disclosed.
Jeremy Bowen Wife
Bowen lives in Camberwell, South London with his partner Julia Williams, who is also a BBC journalist.
Jeremy Bowen Kids
He has a son and a daughter. However, their identities have not been revealed.
Jeremy Bowen BBC
Since March 2022, he has been reporting from Ukraine on the Russia-Ukrainian War.
In February 2015, during an exclusive BBC interview, he spoke with President Bashar al-Assad about the continuing Syrian conflict. He was one of the few journalists inside Syria reporting on the civil war.
Bowen escaped death after being shot in the head with shotgun pellets while reporting for the BBC on the protests in Egypt regarding former president Morsi on 5 July 2013. He sustained injuries and was taken away by his colleagues and bandaged up.
He became the first British journalist to interview Muammar Gaddafi in February 2011 since the start of the Libyan civil war against him and the government. One of his lost notebooks which contained both his words and a number of notes in Arabic detailing military maneuvers and a list of persons to be detained was subsequently recovered in the remains of a military convoy. Claiming the attack, the rebel forces said the convoy contained Gaddafi’s son, Khamis.
The journalist joined the BBC in 1984 and has been a war correspondent for the greater part of his career, right from El Salvador in 1989. His reporting has taken him to more than 70 countries, predominantly in the Middle East and the Balkans. During the Bosnian War, Bowen reported from Bosnia-Herzegovina and also from Kosovo in the 1999 conflict. This time he was robbed at gunpoint by bandits.
On a number of assignments, he has most often been under “fire.” During his coverage in Lebanon in May 2000, when the Israel Defense Forces were pulling out, his colleague and friend were killed. Their car came under tank fire from the IDF and his “fixer” and driver were killed. He later described the incident as the pivotal moment of his life.
On 11 May 2008, he and his camera operator again came under fire in Mount Lebanon. Nobody was injured and the incident was caught on camera. They both escaped, but he suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and retreated from the frontline, moving to work in the studio as a presenter
After declining the chance to cover the 2003 invasion of Iraq from Baghdad, a city well known to him, he subsequently returned to the field in March 2003, as a special correspondent, during which he covered the death of Pope John Paul II.
After the 2004 Balen Report on the BBC’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an editorial position was created to provide a broader perspective on wider Middle East issues and to add context to the reporting of events on the ground. Jeremy became the BBC’s first Middle East Editor in June 2005.
In April 2009, the Editorial Standards Committee of the BBC Trust published a report on three complaints, including one by the Committee for Accuracy in the Middle East Reporting in America. This brought against two news items involving Bowen, which included 24 allegations of breaching BBC guidelines on accuracy and impartiality of which three were fully or partially upheld. The BBC Trust’s censure was based on articles about Har Homa in the 1960s, how the Six-Day War affected the Middle East, and an article on the aftermath of the aforementioned war. Although there was no finding of anti-Israel bias against him, the BBC Trust noted he should have used clearer language and been more precise in some aspects of the piece. Also, on a claim that was found to be lacking in accuracy because it was not properly sourced, the committee accepted that Bowen had been provided with the information by an authoritative source. A website article was amended and he did not face any disciplinary measures. He then voiced opposition to the censure, calling it a result of a “campaign group” whom he called “the enemies of impartiality.”
Jeremy Bowen Awards
Bowen has won a number of awards, including; the New York Television Festival 1995 as Best News Correspondent, the 1993 Monte Carlo International TV Festival Silver Nymph for Bosnia war coverage, RTS Best Breaking News Report 1996 as Best Breaking News report, for his coverage of the assassination of Israel’s President Yitzhak Rabin. Sony Gold award for News Story of the Year on the arrest of Saddam Hussein and as part of the BBC teams that won a BAFTA for their Kosovo coverage among his other numerous awards.
Jeremy Bowen Salary And Net Worth
As of 2017, Bowen earns £150,000 – £199,999 as a BBC contributor and editor. His net worth is still under review.
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