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Simon McCoy

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Simon McCoy Biography

Simon McCoy is a media personality serving as a journalist and broadcaster. Previously, he was a newsreader on GB News, BBC News, and Sky News.

Simon McCoy Age

McCoy is 60 years old. He was born on October 7, 1961, in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom.

Simon McCoy Height

He is 1.83m tall (6 feet).

Simon McCoy Nationality

He is British by nationality.

Simon McCoy Education

McCoy was educated at the independent Sherborne School in the town of Sherborne in northwest Dorset, England from 1975 to 1979.

Simon McCoy Parents

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

Simon McCoy Wife

On October 9, 2021, Simon married actress Emma Samms in a secret ceremony.

Previously, Simon was married to Victoria Graham, a BBC South West news presenter and host of the Spotlight programme. Victoria met Simon at a polo match in Windsor before tying the knot on 28 September 2007.

The former couple had several attempts at IVF but sadly did not have any children together.

In January 2019, it was announced they had split after 12 years of marriage, with Simon confirming: “It is very sad. All I would like to say is that I give Victoria my very best wishes for her future.”

Speaking to the Daily Mail in a separate statement, Victoria said: “After years of living apart, failed fertility treatment, and the death of my father, life changes.”

“Every time I see Simon on the TV I feel tremendously proud – his career goes from strength to strength,” she added.

In March 2020 it was confirmed that Simon was dating Emma Samms. The 60-year-old English actress’ first major TV break was playing Holly Sutton Scorpio in the long-running American soap General Hospital from 1982 to 1985. She then took over the role of Fallon Carrington Colby in the legendary award-winning series Dynasty. Emma was also an 80s sex symbol and turned down Playboy twice.

While it’s believed the couple dated since the end of 2019, their relationship status was only confirmed in March 2020 when Simon told the Daily Mail: “We are very happy together.”

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Emma has been married thrice. She divorced her third husband, the psychiatrist, John Holloway, with whom she shares two children in 2003. Her previous husbands, Bansi Nagji and Tim Dillon were both lawyers. She was also previously engaged to the late American composer Marvin Hamlisch.

The couple lives in the Cotswolds.

Simon McCoy Son

McCoy has a grow-up son named Max, who was born in 1993 from his first marriage.

Simon McCoy GB News

McCoy is a newsreader and journalist. In December 2021, he left GB News.

A former royal correspondent for Sky News and anchor for BBC News, McCoy left the BBC in March 2021 and then joined GB News.

Born in Hammersmith and educated at Sherborne School in Dorset, McCoy began his career in journalism at Thames TV – then ITV’s regional broadcaster in London – in 1983. He joined Sky News as a producer on its breakfast programme, Sunrise, in 1988. McCoy eventually became a presenter on Sunrise and also fronted Sky News’ Tonight programme.

In 2004, McCoy joined the BBC. He served as a presenter on both BBC Breakfast and BBC News 24 – now BBC News Channel – and from March 2020 until his departure a year later was the main presenter of BBC News at One.

Upon joining GB News, he fronted its breakfast show – The Great British Breakfast – along with co-presenter Kirsty Gallacher.

A spokesperson for GB News confirmed that McCoy would be leaving the channel, citing “personal reasons” for his departure.

McCoy has not elaborated on this statement, but the channel’s chief executive Angelos Frangopoulos hailed the presenter as an “outstanding broadcaster” and said GB News remained “open to ways we can work with him again in future”.

Simon McCoy Salary

His salary ranges from £160,000-£164,999.

Simon McCoy Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth ranging from £1 million to £5 million.

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