Nicholas Watt Biography
Nicholas Watt is a British journalist serving as a Political Editor at BBC Newsnight in London. He previously served The Guardian as European editor and chief political correspondent.
Nicholas Watt Age
Watt is 55 years old. However, his birthday is unknown.
Nicholas Watt Height
His physique status information is yet to be undisclosed.
Nicholas Watt Nationality
He is a British national.
Nicholas Watt Education
He attended King’s College School in Wimbledon and later enrolled to study History at the University of York between 1986 and 1989. Watt furthered his studies to a postgraduate diploma in Journalism at the University of Wales between 1989 and 1990.
Nicholas Watt Family
Information with regard to his family background and where they live has not been provided.
Nicholas Watt Wife
Despite being a media personality, Watt has kept his personal life info a secret affair. His wife’s name has not been undisclosed. It’s also not clear whether he has kids or not.
Nicholas Watt BBC News
His career started as a political reporter based in Belfast serving The Times as Ireland Correspondent, covering the initial stages of the peace process.
In June 2021, he faced harassment during his reporting on a COVID-19 anti-lockdown demonstration outside Downing Street. Video of his assault prompted rage and was widely shared on social media and condemned by Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel. Two years before the incident he recounted a comment with strong language made by an anonymous cabinet minister under Theresa May.
The journalist became a political editor of Newsnight on BBC Two after leaving The Guardian, thereby replacing Allegra Stratton having been endorsed by the then Newsnight editor Ian Katz, who was also a former employee of the Guardian. While endorsing him he said, ” Watt is one of the most trusted, authoritative, and engaging journalists in the country. With a background in Northern Ireland, Europe, and Westminster he’s also uniquely equipped to guide viewers through an increasingly fractured and complex political landscape.” A number of BBC journalists were reported to be “annoyed” with the director of BBC News, James Harding, appointing BBC posts to figures with backgrounds in the newspaper industry, including Watt.
Nicholas also appeared on Press Gazette’s list of the ‘top 50 political reporters’, at number 14 in 2012.
He was appointed as a political correspondent for The Times back in 1997 while based in London before joining The Guardian a year later where he worked as European editor and chief political correspondent. Watt also served as an acting political editor of The Observer between 2007 and 2008.
Nicholas Watt Salary And Net Worth
His salary and net worth are still under review.
Nicholas Watt Instagram
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