Landale was educated at Eton College, where he was a near contemporary of former Prime Minister David Cameron, before going on to study at the University of Bristol. While studying Politics there, he became the first editor of Epigram, Bristol University's independent student newspaper. In July 2013, Landale was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Bristol in recognition of his journalistic achievements.
Life and career
Before joining the BBC in 2003, Landale spent 10 years as a reporter with 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 then Political Editor Nick Robinson. During his time as a political correspondent he has also presented some relief shifts on the channel.
- Duel, James Landale (2005) ISBN 1-84195-647-3. The story of an 1826 duel at Kirkcaldy involving his ancestor David Landale
- Landale's 21st Century Cautionary Tales (2006) ISBN 1-84195-847-6
- James Landale - Canongate Home
- Epigram Online
- Martin, Tristan (30 April 2012). "In conversation with James Landale". Epigram. University of Bristol Students' Union. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
- "Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Wednesday, 17 July". University of Bristol. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- Holmwood, Leigh (1 July 2009). "BBC promotes James Landale to deputy political editor". The Guardian. London.
- "The Jade Goody circus is like the ghoulish spectacle of public hanging, says cancer suffering BBC journalist James Landale". Daily Mail. London. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
- James Landale at the Internet Movie Database
- Profile at tvnewsroom.co.uk
- Landale reports on travelling with the Prime Minister
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