David Holmes (journalist)
He was educated at Allhallows School. In 1956 he became a BBC home news reporter and between 1961 and 1972 was an assistant political correspondent (Deputy Political Editor from 1970) before being appointed Political Editor in 1975. In the same year he provided commentary on the first live transmission from the House of Commons on BBC Radio. He was also (1971) first editor of BBC 4's arts programme 'Kaleidoscope'.
Holmes also had periods as a presenter and within BBC management, latterly as Chief Assistant to DG Director-General of the BBC and then Secretary, before retiring in 1985.
His second wife, journalist Linda Alexander, was a presenter on Newsnight between 1980 and 1983.
- Witts, Preston (21 March 2014). "Obituary: Former BBC political editor David Holmes". BBC News. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2010.
Jack Hardiman Scott
| Political Editor: BBC News
1975 - 1980
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