Justin Webb Biography

Justin Oliver Webb is a BBC journalist who has worked for the broadcaster since 1984. He is the principal co-host of BBC One’s Breakfast News and a former BBC North America Editor. Since August 2009, he has co-hosted the Today show on BBC Radio 4, and he also writes for the Radio Times on a regular basis.

How old is Justin Webb? – Age

He is 60 years old as of 3 January 2021. He was born on 3 January 1961 in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Where did Justin Webb go to school? – Education

Webb was born in Bath and grew up there. He attended the independent Sidcot Institution, a Quaker school in Somerset, and the London School of Economics, where he wrote for the student newspaper The Beaver.

Justin Webb – Family

Webb disclosed that his biological father was Peter Woods, a former Daily Mirror reporter who subsequently became a BBC newsreader. Gloria Crocombe, Webb’s mother, was a Daily Mirror secretary who had recently divorced her first husband at the time of Woods’ affair. Woods provided financial assistance for Webb but only visited him once when he was six months old. When his mother remarried in 1964, Webb took his stepfather’s surname.

Justin Webb Wife

Webb married his long-term companion Sarah Gordon in the early 2000s. They have three children: Martha, Sam, and Clara. While in the United States, their son Sam became unwell and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus. As a result, Webb had firsthand knowledge of the American healthcare system.

Justin Webb The BBC journalist with his son Sam Webb
Justin Webb The BBC journalist with his son Sam Webb

What is Webb Salary?

He receives an annual estimated salary of $250,000.

Webb Net Worth

His networth is estimated to be $1 million.

Justin Webb Career

Webb married his long-term companion Sarah Gordon in the early 2000s. Their three children are Martha, Sam, and Clara. While they were in the United States, their son Sam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Webb acquired personal experience of the American healthcare system as a consequence. In 2012, Webb made a visit to his kid at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
He began his career with the BBC in 1984 as a graduate trainee, working for BBC Radio Ulster in Belfast. He subsequently worked as a reporter for BBC Radio 4’s Today show before becoming a foreign affairs correspondent stationed in London, where he covered news from all around the world.

He covered the Gulf Conflict, the Bosnian war, the fall of the Soviet Union, and the first democratic elections in South Africa.

He later became a BBC News presenter located in London, where he was the primary presenter of BBC One’s Breakfast News from 1992 until 1997. He also hosted the BBC’s One and Six O’Clock News bulletins, as well as BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight, from 1997 to 1998. Beginning in 1998, he was the BBC’s Europe reporter in Brussels for three years. During that period, he reported on the activities of the European Commission and Parliament, the politics surrounding Britain’s choice to join the single currency, and the expansion of the European Union.

In 2001, Webb was appointed as the BBC’s main Washington reporter. He spent a lot of time on local Washington radio, most notably The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU, a public radio station. In 2006, he raised concerns within the BBC by alleging the organization was anti-American and regarded the US with “scorn and ridicule,” stating it had “no moral weight.” He has also hosted a documentary series on anti-Americanism on Radio 4.

He was named North American Editor for BBC News in December 2007, just in time for the 2008 presidential election in the United States. He replaced Matt Frei, who had been elevated to present the new World News America broadcast. Webb has maintained a blog on the BBC website since November 2007, which is frequently updated. Webb was reprimanded for appearing to accept the notion that “antisemitism is akin to how some of our people consider anti-white racism in that it is of a different order of racism.”

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