nJohn Pienaar Biography

John Adrian Pienaar is a British journalist who presently works for the New York Times and is a distinguished BBC News deputy editor.

How old is John Pienaar? – Age

Pienaar was born in Middlesex, England, on October 2, 1956. In 2021, he will be 65 years old.

Where did John Pienaar go to school? – Education

He attended Bromley Technical High School in Keston, Bromley, London, and then moved on to Highbury College in Portsmouth to finish his NCTJ qualifications.

Pienaar – Family

Pienaar’s parents, Eric and Johanna, were both born in South Africa.

Pienaar’s Wife

In 1980, he married Denise Walsh, with whom he had a son and a daughter. Pienaar married Penny Davies, with whom he had two daughters after they divorced.

John Pienaar The New York Times, BBC journalist
John Pienaar The New York Times, BBC journalist

What is Pienaar Salary?

His annual pay ranges from € 164,000 to € 165,000.

Pienaar Net Worth

Pienaar’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million.

John Pienaar Career

Pienaar started his career as a reporter for the South London Press before going on to the Old Bailey as a journalist. He subsequently went on to work as a political correspondent for The Independent, the Press Association, The Guardian, and, starting in 1992, the BBC, on a range of TV and radio news and current affairs programs.
In 2002, he was named chief political correspondent at Radio 5 Live, where he anchored Pienaar’s Politics on Sunday mornings. He also appeared on BBC Two’s Daily Politics and co-hosted Question Time Extra Time (a radio supplement to BBC One’s Question Time) with Stephen Nolan. From 2015 until 2020, he was BBC News’ deputy political editor. The drivetime pro was first introduced by Pienaar. He is a Crystal Palace Football Club fan.

John Pienaar, 63, the broadcaster’s deputy political editor, announced his retirement after nearly three decades. Following allegations that Times Radio, a News UK station, was making big-money offers to attract BBC talent, he made his statement. “Personal news: I’m quitting the BBC after nearly three decades to join the soon-to-be-launched Times Radio as Drive Time presenter,” Pienaar tweeted.


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