Stephen Dixon (newsreader)

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Stephen Dixon
Born Newton-in-Furness
Ethnicity British
Occupation Sky News presenter

Stephen Dixon (born in Newton-in-Furness, Cumbria) is a news presenter for Sky News, the 24-hour television news service operated by Sky Television, part of British Sky Broadcasting. He is based at Sky News Centre in West London, and formerly presented the flagship programmes Sky News at Seven and Sky News at Ten every Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Sky News. In January 2012 he switched to Sky News Sunrise, presenting Friday and weekend editions of the programme, and is the main stand-in presenter at other times for its main presenter, Eamonn Holmes.

Journalism career[edit]

Dixon's career began at Nottingham Trent University where he read for a BA in Broadcast Journalism, graduating in 1995 aged 21. Before working for Sky News, Dixon worked for ITN as both a presenter and producer for ITV, NBC Superchannel and Channel 5. He also helped work as producer and programme editor on Channel 4 Big Breakfast News and presented on finance channel Simply Money with Angela Rippon.[1] Dixon was the first newsreader to report the 7 July 2005 London bombings.[citation needed]

In October 2010, Dixon made an unfortunate slip, asking Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb if his brother Maurice might be watching. Maurice died in 2003.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Dixon has gathered a large fan base since he started working for Sky. He also has type 1 diabetes (he was diagnosed when he was 17 years old).[3][4]

Prior to April 2010, Dixon was referred to on Sky News[5][6] and on his official website as "Steve".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography - Stephen Dixon Sky News
  2. ^ Is Maurice watching? asks Sky presenter - No, he's dead, answers Bee Gee Robin Gibb Mail Online, 9 October 2010; Retrieved 9 October 2010
  3. ^ 'Diabetes is not as simple as it appears' The Telegraph, 3 November 2003
  4. ^ Sky Presenter Steve Dixon and his insulin pump journey YouTube
  5. ^ Sky News Today YouTube, 20 January 2007
  6. ^ Sky News UK TOTH YouTube, 21 April 2007
  7. ^ Sky News Sunrise with Stephen Dixon YouTube, 14 May 2010

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