James Landale

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James Landale (b. 1969) is a BBC journalist who is the current Deputy Political Editor for BBC News.[1]

Education[edit]

Landale was educated at Eton College, an independent school in the town of Eton in Berkshire,[2] and was a contemporary of London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron, followed by the University of Bristol. While studying Politics there, he became the first editor of Epigram, Bristol University's independent student newspaper.[3] In July 2013, Landale was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Bristol in recognition of his journalistic achievements.[4]

Life and career[edit]

Before joining the BBC in 2003, Landale spent 10 years as a reporter at The Times newspaper, latterly as Assistant Foreign Editor.

Landale was chief political correspondent for the BBC News Channel until 2009 when he became Deputy Political Editor, assisting Political Editor Nick Robinson.[5] During his time as a political correspondent he has also presented some relief shifts on the channel.

Landale lives in London. He was diagnosed with large B-cell Non-Hodgkins lymphoma in October 2008, and has undergone six courses of chemotherapy.[6]

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Landale - Canongate Home
  2. ^ Epigram Online
  3. ^ Martin, Tristan (30 April 2012). "In conversation with James Landale". Epigram (University of Bristol Students' Union). Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Wednesday, 17 July". University of Bristol. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Holmwood, Leigh (2009-07-01). "BBC promotes James Landale to deputy political editor". The Guardian (London). 
  6. ^ "The Jade Goody circus is like the ghoulish spectacle of public hanging, says cancer suffering BBC journalist James Landale". London: Daily Mail. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
None
Deputy Political Editor: BBC News
2009 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Guto Harri
Chief Political Correspondent: BBC News
2004 – 2009
Succeeded by
Laura Kuenssberg