Paul Clark (presenter)

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Paul Clark
Born Paul Thompson Clark
(1953-12-04) 4 December 1953 (age 63)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Occupation Broadcaster, Journalist
Nationality Northern Irish
Spouse Carol
Children 2

Paul Thompson Clark MBE[1][2] (born 4 December 1953, Belfast)[3] is a Northern Irish television presenter and journalist. He is currently a presenter and reporter for UTV Live.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Clark was among the original presenters on RTÉ Radio 2 in 1979[4] and later presented on BBC Radio Ulster.[5] Other early television programmes Clark presented were Green Rock in 1979 with Caron Keating and Advice Line for the BBC.[6]

Clark moved from presenting and reporting for BBC Northern Ireland's Inside Ulster[4] to Ulster Television in 1989.[3] In his time at UTV, he has been a presenter and reporter on the evening news magazines Six Tonight and UTV Live,[4] Witness Review[6] and UTV School Choir of the Year.[7] He has also contributed to historical and religious documentaries including We Were Brothers,[8] and memorial services for the 10th anniversary of the Remembrance Day bombing in 1997 and Belfast's hosting of Holocaust Memorial Day in 2004.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Clark is patron of the Northern Ireland Hospice.[9] He is married to Carol and has two children, sons Peter and David. He is a practising Presbyterian, though he was brought up Roman Catholic.[10]

In June 2015, Clark was awarded an honorary degree by the Ulster University for services to broadcasting and his charity work with UNICEF.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Presenter Paul Clark presented with MBE from Queen - Belfast Newsletter". Newsletter.co.uk. 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  3. ^ a b Paul Clark's profile on u.tv at the Wayback Machine (archived January 16, 2003)
  4. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-16. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  5. ^ "He's back! George in return to airwaves - Belfast Newsletter". Newsletter.co.uk. 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  6. ^ a b c "Paul Clark | BFI". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ "We Were Brothers Too (TV series) | BFI". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  9. ^ [3][dead link]
  10. ^ Hardy, Jane (2008-12-20). "The celeb side of Christmas". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  11. ^ Brankin, Una (2015-02-14). "When we met, it was just a case of love at first sight". M.belfasttelegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-13.