Robin Oakley

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Robin Oakley
Born Robert Francis Leigh Oakley
(1941-08-20) 20 August 1941 (age 73)
United Kingdom
Nationality British
Occupation Journalist, broadcaster
Known for Political editor, BBC (1992–2000)

Robert Francis Leigh "Robin" Oakley OBE (born 20 August 1941) is a British journalist who is the European Political Editor at CNN International. He was formerly Political Editor at the BBC.

Early life[edit]

Oakley was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire and Brasenose College, Oxford.

Career[edit]

He started his career on the Liverpool Daily Post where he became Political Editor. He was then the Crossbencher columnist and assistant editor on the The Sunday Express and was assistant editor of the Daily Mail from 1981 to 1986. Between 1986 and 1992, he was a columnist and political editor for The Times. He then moved to the BBC, where he was Political Editor between 1992 and 2000. During this period he regularly presented political news items on BBC television news. His predecessor as BBC Political Editor was John Cole, and he was succeeded in 2000 by Andrew Marr. After leaving the BBC, Oakley became CNN's European Political Editor. He has since 1994 written the Turf column in The Spectator and was for several years the racing correspondent of the Financial Times.

Author[edit]

His 2000 book "Valley of The Racehorse" is a story of the racing community in the Lambourn valley. His 2001 book Inside Track is based on his experiences as a political journalist.

Honours[edit]

He was awarded an OBE in 2001 for his services to political journalism.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robin Oakley at nyt. Retrieved 9 November 2013

External links[edit]

Media offices
Preceded by
John Cole
Political Editor: BBC News
1992 - 2000
Succeeded by
Andrew Marr