Edward Stourton (journalist)

Edward Stourton (Journalist)

Edward Stourton (journalist)

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<!-- Commented out because image was deleted: -->Edward John Ivo Stourton (born 24 November 1957, Lagos, Nigeria) is a BBC broadcaster and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Sunday programme, and a former presenter of the Today programme on the same network. He is a former president of the Cambridge Union Society.

Early life

Stourton was born in Nigeria and educated at the now defunct RC Prep School Avisford in Walberton, and then at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire. He was Head Boy in his final year at both establishments. While at Ampleforth he and his friend Nicholas Mostyn (also the Nigerian born son of a BAT executive, and later leading divorce barrister), won the national Observer Mace debating prize. He read English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge gaining a 2.1, and serving as editor on the student magazine Rampage.


He joined the staff of ITN in 1979 as a graduate trainee. While working there he was a founder member of Channel 4 News in 1982 working predominantly as a copy writer but also as a producer, duty home news editor and chief sub-editor. Stourton joined the BBC in 1988 as a Paris correspondent. He returned to ITN as a diplomatic editor in 1990. In 1993, he was back at the BBC as the presenter of BBC One O'Clock News for six years. He presented editions of Assignment, Correspondent, Panorama and Call Ed Stourton, a phone-in programme on Radio 4.

He has made a number of current affairs programmes for Radio 4...
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