James Naughtie Biography
James Naughtie was born Alexander James Naughtie FRSE. He is a British radio and news presenter for the BBC. From 1994 until 2015 he was one of the main presenters of Radio 4’s Today programme.
He announced, via the BBC, that in early 2016 he would retire from regular presenting duties on the programme in July 2015 and would, instead, be its ‘Special Correspondent’ with ‘responsibility for charting the course of the constitutional changes at the heart of the UK political debate’, as well as the BBC News’s Books Editor, contributing a book review to the Saturday morning editions of Today. In his 21-plus years on Today, Naughtie had anchored every BBC Radio UK election results programme since 1997 and had worked on every US presidential election since 1988, the BBC added.
“After 21 years, I can turn off that 3 am alarm at last,” the Daily Telegraph quoted Naughtie as saying. He presented his last edition of Today on 16 December 2015. He earns £150,000 – £199,999 as a BBC contributor.
James Naughtie Age
He was born on 9 August 1951.
James Naughtie Wife
Naughtie is married to Eleanor Updale, author of the Montmorency books and a former producer of The World at One. They have three children, and live in London and Edinburgh.
James Naughtie Books
- Naughtie, James (2001) The Rivals: The Intimate Story of a Political Marriage, Fourth Estate, ISBN 1-84115-473-3
- Naughtie, James (2004) The Accidental American: Tony Blair and the Presidency, Macmillan, ISBN 1-4050-5001-2
- Naughtie, James (2007) The Making Of Music, John Murray, ISBN 0-7195-6254-6
- Naughtie, James (2012) The New Elizabethans, Collins, ISBN 0-0074-8650-2
- Naughtie, James (2014) The Madness of July, Head of Zeus, ISBN 978-1-7818-5599-7
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Paris Spring James Naughtie
Paris in 1968. In a city alive with talk of revolution, Will Flemyng finds himself in the thick of the action, a young spy whose first adventures behind the Iron Curtain have already given him a secret glamour. But now he gets news that threatens the closest and most complicated relationship in his life, with his younger brother.
Originally published: 21 April 2016
Author: James Naughtie
Genres: Thriller, Suspense, Spy fiction
James Naughtie Salary
James Naughtie is earning a salary of between 150-199 thousand £
James Naughtie Books That Changed History
With a foreword by James Naughtie (British radio and news presenter for the BBC). Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world’s most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury.
Books That Changed History is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern day. Chronological chapters show the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history’s most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare’s First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin’s first ever paperbacks.
From Darwin’s groundbreakingOn the Origin of Speciesto Louis Braille’s conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world famous books that have had the biggest impact on history. Every book is presented with breathtaking photography and fascinating biographies of those who created them. Books That Changed History gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books.
Originally published: 7 September 2017
Author: Michael Collins
The Making Of Music James Naughtie
“Traces the history of 1,000 years of classical music. James Naughtie uncovers the roots of our music, revealing how composers and performers, princes, patrons and chance happenings built a classical tradition that has become the soundtrack to our history. …
Originally published: December 2007
Author: James Naughtie
Genre: Music criticism
James Naughtie New Book/ The Madness Of July
The Madness of July is his latest book. here is its review.
Will Flemyng was a spy who turned to politics and is rising to the top in the 1970’s. But when a bizarre death, on one hot summer day in London, starts to unravel some of the most sensitive secrets of his government, he’s drawn back into the shadows of the Cold War and begins to dance with danger once more.
Buffeted by political forces and the powerful women around him, and caught in interlocking mysteries he must disentangle – including a potentially lethal family secret – Flemyng faces his vulnerability and learns, through betrayal and tragedy, more truth about his world than he has ever known.
Originally published: 2014
Author: James Naughtie
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Spy fiction
James Naughtie Awards And Positions
He was named as journalist of the year at the 1984 Scottish Press Awards. He was also voted Sony Radio Awards Radio Personality of the Year in 1991 and Voice of the Listener & Viewer Award in 2001. He is a member of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission and a United Kingdom advisory board member for the British-American Project, which exists to promote the British-American relationship.
He was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Stirling in 2001, and installed as its chancellor on 9 October 2008, succeeding Dame Diana Rigg when her ten-year term ended. He chaired the judges for the inaugural 2010 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. Naughtie gave the Hugh Cudlipp Lecture in 2017. In his speech he referred to the Trump presidency thus: “There hasn’t been in living memory in western democracy a threat to freedom of the press of the kind we see there.”
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in March 2017.
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James Naughtie Interview
One for your diaries, and booking ahead may be a good idea: the Media Society is hosting an on-stage conversation with James Naughtie. I would guess that the interviewer, Phil Harding, will concentrate on asking about Naughtie’s coverage of the US presidential election. The former Today presenter is covering the event for BBC Radio 4, including his former Today berth. Given that the event will take place on 5 July, just before the Republican convention, it could not be more timely. Harding, a former Today editor, will surely ask Naughtie about the role of the US media in the rise of Donald Trump’s rise.
Did his outrageous statements get too many headlines? Have American journalists subjected him to proper scrutiny? And could he end up as president?
And what about Hillary Clinton? Why has her candidacy been anything but wildly popular, even among Democrats?
A battle-hardened veteran of the last eight US elections, Naughtie says he has never seen anything quite like this one. But he has enjoyed a long career, in print as well as broadcasting, so there will be plenty more to talk about. He has been on the front line of journalism for more than 30 years, spending 21 of them in the Today studio. So we can expect questions about UK politics, about Scotland and the joy of not getting up at 3am three days a week.
Ah yes, and let’s not forget that famous Jeremy Hunt moment. And, for those with even longer memories, there was that tempestuous interview in 1989 when an exasperated Neil Kinnock told Naughtie: “I won’t be bloody kebabbed.” The conversation will take place at the Goucho Club, 6.30 for 7 pm start, on 5 July. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.
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