John Irvine Biography
John Irvine is a media personality serving as a Senior International Correspondent for ITV News. Previously, he was ITN’s Washington Correspondent.
John Irvine Age
How old is John Irvine? John is 58 years old. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
John Irvine Height
He is tall in stature. However, his height is undisclosed.
John Irvine Nationality
Irvine is British by nationality.
John Irvine Education
After attending Campbell College, John went on to study Journalism at the College of Business Studies, graduating in 1983. However, he failed his A-levels twice.
“I was very immature at school, I don’t think anything much was on my radar. Unfortunately having a good time was pinging more actively on my radar than doing any serious academic work,” John said.
John Irvine Parents and Siblings
Born and raised in Malone with his sister Juliet, John was the son of the late Dr. Ken and Jackie Irvine.
John Irvine Wife
John has been married to Libby for over 25 years. In 2017, the couple celebrated 25 years of marriage.
Libby and John met through Libby’s sister, Maria McCann.
“Maria McCann, who was one of the reporters then, was also very good to me. She not only helped me at work but also introduced me to my future wife, her sister Libby,” John said.
The couple is blessed with two children, Elizabeth (26) who graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in International Relations, and Peter (21) who studied for his A-levels in Dubai College where the family is based.
Libby is from Belfast. She gave up her career in events management in the BBC after the birth of the couple’s second child.
John Irvine ITV News
Irvine is ITV News senior international correspondent reporting on stories around the world.
Before joining ITN in 1994, he worked for the Tyrone Constitution and UTV. After two years as a producer, he was appointed as ITN’s main Ireland Correspondent in 1996. During his tenure in Northern Ireland, he covered the Shankill Road and Remembrance Day bombs.
In 2001, Irvine moved to the Middle East, where he was based in Jerusalem, and covered the Israeli Army’s occupation of Ramallah. From there he moved to Iraq to cover the 2003 Invasion. It is for this coverage that he is most well known, broadcasting nightly reports for ITV News from Baghdad during the intense aerial bombardment. He also won the Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year award in 2003 for his coverage of the invasion. Additionally, he was the first foreign correspondent to greet the arriving US Army.
Following the war, he transferred to Bangkok, where he was ITV’s Asia Correspondent. He was then appointed ITN’s Washington Correspondent and lived in Washington, D.C. with his family.
On 26 December 2004 Irvine was holidaying on Koh Yao island in Phuket with his family when the Indian Ocean earthquake hit. Although unhurt, Irvine, along with his wife and their two young children were washed 50m inshore by the tsunami.
In January 2010 he reported from Haiti immediately after the horrific earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince with a huge loss of life. He was one of a number of reporters rotated by ITV news. In the same year, he reported from Iceland covering the story of the volcanic ash cloud.
John Irvine Salary and Net Worth
His salary and net worth are under review.
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