John Pienaar

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John Pienaar
Born John Adrian Pienaar
(1956-10-02) 2 October 1956 (age 60)
Nationality British (of Dutch descent)
Occupation Journalist
Employer BBC
Spouse(s) Denise Walsh (1980-?;divorced)
Penny Davies (present)
Children 4

John Adrian Pienaar (born 2 October 1956) is a British journalist who is currently Deputy Political Editor for BBC News, and presenter of Pienaar's Politics on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Early life[edit]

Pienaar's parents, Eric and Johanna Pienaar, were both born in the Netherlands. He was educated at Ravens Wood School in Bromley and then studied at Highbury College.

Career[edit]

Pienaar began his journalistic career at South London Press, before becoming an Old Bailey correspondent. He was then a Political Correspondent at The Independent, the Press Association, ?The Guardian, and from 1992 the BBC, on a range of TV and radio news and current affairs programmes. In 2002 he became Chief Political Correspondent at Radio 5 Live, on which he hosts the Sunday morning programme Pienaar's Politics, and Question Time Extra Time (a radio supplement to BBC 1's Question Time) alongside Stephen Nolan.

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