Chris Lowe (journalist)

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Chris Lowe
Born John Christopher Lowe
(1949-01-25) 25 January 1949 (age 66)
Occupation Journalist, Presenter, Newsreader
Notable credit(s) BBC News at One
BBC News at Six
BBC News

John Christopher Lowe (born 25 January 1949 in Scotland) is a news presenter who worked for BBC News for 37 years until his retirement on 4 January 2009.


Lowe was educated at Dragon School in Oxford,[1] Haileybury College, and at Brasenose College, Oxford.[2]


After graduation in 1972,[2] Lowe intended to train as a teacher. He joined the BBC on the same day as Jeremy Paxman under the graduate journalist programme. He was a political correspondent at Westminster. He spent time in Northern Ireland during the worst of the Troubles, and then as far afield as Ethiopia and Argentina.[2]

From the mid-1990s he was a newsreader on BBC One bulletins. He later became a frequent presenter on radio programmes such as PM. He then presented on the BBC News Channel on Fridays between 7pm and 10pm, and Saturdays and Sundays between 7pm and 12 midnight. His co-presenter was Annita McVeigh; he previously worked with Joanna Gosling.

Lowe was replaced in April 2009 by Clive Myrie.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Married, Chris Lowe lived in Ealing, west London. Both his son and daughter work as sports presenters,[2] with daughter Rebecca Lowe working as a sports reporter and presenter for NBC Sports in the US.

A lifelong Crystal Palace supporter,[2] Lowe is an elected member of the Executive Board of Middlesex County Cricket Club,[2] and is a former chairman of its Dining Club. He also chairs regular forums for The Cricket Society and was appointed as a vice-president in 2006, a position he shares with Tim Rice as of 2013.[4]


  1. ^ "Eminent Dragons". Dragon School. Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Chris Lowe". BBC News. 2006-07-07. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  3. ^ Plunkett, John (2009-04-14). "Clive Myrie to be presenter on BBC News channel". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  4. ^ "People - Chris Lowe - Vice President". The Cricket Society / Cricket Archive. Retrieved 12 May 2013.