John Pienaar

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John Pienaar
Born John Adrian Pienaar
(1956-10-02) 2 October 1956 (age 59)
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 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 and then writing an angling column, even though he himself was never an angler.[1] In the early 1990s, he was working as a political correspondent for The Guardian in the Press Gallery of the House of Commons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Pienaar, biography Archived February 11, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

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