Nicholas Watt Biography
The journalist Nicholas “Nick” Watt is from the United Kingdom. In 2016, he was named political editor of the BBC’s Newsnight.
How old is Nicholas Watt? – Age
Watt was born in the town of Paisley, Scotland. Among other locations, he grew up in the Scottish Borders, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, and South Africa. His exact age is unknown.
Where did Nicholas Watt go to school? – Education
He went to Wimbledon’s King’s College School before studying history at the University of York from 1986 to 1989 and then completing a postgraduate diploma in journalism studies at the University of Wales from 1989 to 1990.
Nicholas Watt – Family
Watt’s parents’ identities have yet to be confirmed. Sir Ian Douglas Wilson, a British physician, and editor of The Lancet was one of his great-grandfathers.
Nicholas Watt Wife
He is married to an Australian citizen, Rebecca Keating. She’s also a BBC reporter.
What is Watt’s Salary?
Watt gets paid $200,000 per year.
Watt Net Worth
Watt’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Nicholas Watt Career
Watt began his career as a political writer stationed in Belfast, covering the early phases of the peace process for The Times as an Ireland Correspondent.
Following his employment as a political correspondent for The Times in 1997, he moved to London, where he worked for a year before joining The Guardian as European editor and chief political correspondent.
He was the acting political editor of The Observer from 2007 and 2008.
He was ranked number 14 on Press Gazette’s list of the “best 50 political correspondents” in 2012.
Watt departed The Guardian in 2016 to take over as political editor of BBC Two’s Newsnight, replacing Allegra Stratton.
Ian Katz, the editor of Newsnight at the time, was also a former Guardian staffer, and he stated Watt was a good guy “one of the country’s most dependable, authoritative, and engaging journalists
He’s also uniquely qualified to assist viewers through an increasingly divided and complex political scene, with a background in Northern Ireland, Europe, and Westminster.” A number of BBC journalists were said to be “irritated” by the head of BBC News, James Harding, hiring people from the newspaper business to BBC roles, including Watt. In March 2019, he reported a scathing remark made by an unidentified cabinet official during Theresa May’s tenure. Watt was accosted outside Downing Street at a COVID-19 anti-lockdown rally in June 2021.
Footage of his abuse was extensively circulated on social media, prompting condemnation from Boris Johnson and Priti Patel, the Home Secretary.