Jeremy Bowen Biography

Jeremy Bowen (Jeremy Francis John Bowen)is a TV presenter and journalist from Wales. Between 1995 and 2000, he served as the BBC’s Middle East reporter in Jerusalem, and since 2005, he has served as the Middle East Editor.

Bowen stated on April 1, 2019, that he has undergone treatment to remove a tumor in his colon.

How old is Jeremy Bowen? – Age

He was born on 6 February 1960 in Cardiff, Wales. He is 61 years as of 2021.

Where Jeremy Bowen did go to school? – Education

De La Salle School, Rumney, Cardiff High School, University College London (BA History), and Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC were among his educational institutions. He is a Cardiff City Football Club supporter.

Jeremy Bowen – Family

Bowen is a Welshman who was born in the Welsh capital of Cardiff. His father, Gareth, was a BBC reporter who later became the editor of news at Radio Wales after covering the 1966 Aberfan coal slurry catastrophe.

Bowen’s Wife

Bowen and his BBC journalist partner Julia Williams live in Camberwell, South London. They have a boy and a girl.

Jeremy Bowen The BBC journalist
Jeremy Bowen The BBC journalist

What is Bowen Salary?

His earnings are under review.

Bowen Net Worth

He receives a net worth of $1.5 million approximately.

Jeremy Bowen Career

He joined the BBC in 1984 and has spent much of his career as a war journalist, beginning in 1989 in El Salvador.
He has reported from over 70 nations, the majority of which are in the Middle East and the Balkans. During the Bosnian War, he broadcasted from Bosnia-Herzegovina, and during the 1999 fighting in Kosovo, he was robbed at gunpoint by bandits. Bowen has been chastised on several occasions while on assignment. On May 23, 2000, a coworker and friend were assassinated in Lebanon, in what he later described as the critical moment of his life. Bowen was documenting the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) withdrawal from Lebanon when his car was hit by tank fire from the IDF, killing his “fixer” and driver. Bowen and his cameraman were able to flee, but Bowen suffered from a post-traumatic stress disorder and retreated from the front lines, working as a presenter in the studio and leading the daily news and entertainment morning show Breakfast together with Sophie Raworth from the year 2000 to 2002.

He also appeared as a guest host on the satirical panel game Have I Got News for You, and he hosted the BBC’s Son of God, a three-part study into Jesus’ life, which aired in 2001. Moses, a documentary on Moses’ life, was also shown in 2002 by him. He rejected the opportunity to cover the 2003 Iraq invasion from Baghdad, a place he was familiar with.

He went back to the field as a special correspondent in March 2003, covering Pope John Paul II’s death. After the 2004 Balen Report on the BBC’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the post of Middle East Editor was formed in June 2005 to provide a broader view on wider Middle East issues and to add some context to reporting on the ground.

Bowen and his camera operator were targeted again in Mount Lebanon on May 11, 2008. Nobody was hurt, yet the whole thing was captured on camera.

In April 2009, the BBC Trust’s Editorial Standards Committee produced a report on three complaints about two news articles involving Bowen, one of which was filed by the Committee for Accuracy in the Middle East Reporting in America. The complaints included 24 allegations of violations of BBC accuracy and impartiality principles, three of which were wholly or partially upheld. The BBC Trust’s decision was based on pieces about Har Homa in the 1960s, the impact of the Six-Day War on the Middle East, and the aftermath of the war. Bowen has spoken out against the censure, claiming that it is the consequence of a “campaign group” of “enemies of impartiality.” Despite the fact that no evidence of anti-Israel bias was found against Bowen, Antony Lerman of The Guardian wrote that he should have used clearer language and been more detailed in some parts of the post. In addition, the committee accepted Bowen’s claim that the information was provided by an authoritative source, despite the fact that it was proven to be inaccurate since it was not properly sourced. Bowen received no disciplinary action after a website article was modified.

Since the beginning of the Libyan civil war against Muammar Gaddafi and his government in 2011, he and was the first British journalist to interview him.

At least two of Bowen’s journals were lost or stolen as the conflict proceeded. One of these notebooks was later discovered in the wreckage of a military convoy that the rebel army attacking it said included Gaddafi’s son, Khamis. Bowen’s statements were mixed in with a number of Arabic notes detailing military maneuvers and a list of people to be imprisoned. On July 5, 2013, he was shot in the head with shotgun pellets while reporting for the BBC about the protests in Egypt over the previous president, Morsi. He was hauled away by his colleagues and bandaged up after escaping with minor injuries.

He was one of the few journalists reporting on Syria’s civil war from within the country. In an exclusive BBC interview in February 2015, he discussed the ongoing Syrian crisis with President Bashar al-Assad.


  • Best News Correspondent at the New York Television Festival in 1995
  • For Bosnia War Coverage, the Silver Nymph was awarded at the 1993 Monte Carlo International Television Festival.
  • Best Breaking News Report on RTS1996: Best Breaking News Report, for his coverage of Israel’s President, Yitzhak Rabin’s killing.
  • The arrest of Saddam Hussein won the Sony Gold award for News Story of the Year.
  • I was part of the BBC team that received a BAFTA award for its coverage of the Kosovo conflict.
  • In 2006, BBC News won an international Emmy for its coverage of the 2006 Lebanon War, which was headed by Bowen
  • In 2009, the Bayeux-Calvados Prize for War Reporting was awarded (Gaza) The Charles Wheeler Award for Broadcast Journalism Achievements in 2010
  • The Peace Through Media Award was presented at the 8th annual International Media Awards in London in 2012.
  • 2012 Bayeux-Calvados War Reporting Prize (Syria)
  • For reporting on Syria’s war in 2013, the Peabody Award was given.
  • In 2013, the reportage on Syria won a News and Documentary Emmy.
  • 2014 RTS Television Journalist of the Year RTS Specialist Journalist of the Year
  • BAFTA Cymru 2014
  • The Siân Phillips Award
  • The James Cameron Memorial Award for 2015
  • Yemen is reporting victories. Frontline Club Award for 2015
  • For an interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, RTS awarded him the 2016 Interview of the Year award.
  • University College London’s 2016 Bayeux-Calvados Prize for War Reporting In 2005, I was named a fellow.
  • Cardiff University, the University of South Wales, Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Aberystwyth University were all created in 2009.
  • Nottingham Trent University bestowed an honorary doctorate in social sciences on him in 2014.

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