Jeremy Bowen Biography
Jeremy Bowen is a Welsh television presenter who previously served as the BBC’s Middle East reporter in Jerusalem and as the Middle East Editor since 2005. He joined the BBC in 1984 and has spent much of his career as a war journalist, beginning in El Salvador in 1989. He has reported from over 70 nations, the majority of which are in the Middle East and the Balkans.
Jeremy Bowen Age | Birthday
How old is Jeremy? He is 62 years old as of 2022. Bowen was born Jeremy Francis John Bowen in the Welsh city of Cardiff on February 6, 1960. He celebrates his birthday every 6th of February.
Jeremy Bowen Education
He attended De La Salle School in 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.
Jeremy Bowen Nationality
Bowen is an American national and citizen by birth. She was born in the Welsh city of Cardiff United States of America. He is of white ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.
Jeremy Bowen Family | Parents | Siblings
Bowen was born Jeremy Francis John Bowen in the Welsh city of Cardiff United States of America. He was raised by his parents, but he has not provided any information about his siblings or family in general. It is unknown whether he had siblings, and the identity of his father and mother is still unknown. He has kept the public in the dark about his childhood.
Jeremy Bowen Wife | Married
Jeremy the veteran journalist is happily married to Julia Williams a BBC journalist and together they have two children.
Bowen Net Worth
Bowen the Welsh television presenter has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Jeremy Bowen BBC |Career
He joined the BBC in 1984 and has spent much of his career as a war journalist, beginning in El Salvador in 1989. He has reported from more than 70 nations, most of which are in the Middle East and the Balkans. During the Bosnian War, he reported from Bosnia-Herzegovina, and during the 1999 fighting in Kosovo, he was robbed at gunpoint by bandits. 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 had to withdraw from the front lines, working as a presenter in the studio, hosting the daily news and entertainment morning show Breakfast with Sophie Raworth between 2000 and 2002.
He also appeared as a guest host on the satirical panel game Have I Got News for You and presented the BBC’s Son of God, a three-part inquiry into the life of Jesus, in 2001. Moses, a similar documentary about Moses’ life, was also given by him in 2002. He rejected on the opportunity to cover the 2003 invasion of Iraq from Baghdad, a city he knew well. Despite this, Bowen returned to the field in March 2003 as a special correspondent, at which time he covered Pope John Paul II’s death. In April 2009, the BBC Trust’s Editorial Standards Committee released a report on three complaints, one of which was filed by the Committee for Accuracy in the Middle East Reporting in America, brought against two news items involving Bowen. The complaints included 24 allegations of breaching BBC guidelines on accuracy and impartiality of which three were fully 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. Jeremy Bowen has spoken out against the censure, claiming that it is the consequence of a “campaign group” of “enemies of impartiality.” 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. Bowen became the first British journalist to interview Muammar Gaddafi since the start of the Libyan revolution in February 2011 Libyan civil war against him and the government. As the conflict progressed at least two of Bowen’s notebooks were either lost or stolen.
Jeremy Bowen Awards
- 2009 Prix Bayeux Calvados for war reporting (Gaza)
- 2010 Charles Wheeler Award for achievements in broadcast journalism
- 2012 Peace Through Media Award at the 8th annual International Media Awards in London.
- 2012 Prix Bayeux Calvados for war reporting (Syria)
- 2013 Peabody Award for reporting Syria’s war
- 2013 News and Documentary Emmy for Syria reporting
- 2013 RTS Specialist Journalist of the Year
- 2014 RTS Television Journalist of the Year
- 2014 BAFTA Cymru Siân Phillips award
- 2015 James Cameron Memorial Award
- 2015 Frontline Club Award for Yemen reporting
- 2016 RTS Interview of the Year for an interview with President Assad of Syria
- 2016 Prix Bayeux Calvados for war reporting