Stephen Dixon (newsreader)

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Stephen Dixon
Born (1974-03-01) 1 March 1974 (age 48)
OccupationNews presenter
Sky News (2000–21)
GB News (2021–present)

Stephen Dixon (born in Newton-in-Furness, Lancashire) is a news presenter.

Dixon formerly presented the flagship programmes Sky News Sunrise, Sky News at Seven and Sky News at Ten every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Journalism career[edit]

Dixon's career began at Nottingham Trent University where he read for a BA in Broadcast Journalism, graduating in 1995 aged 21.

Before working for Sky News, Dixon worked for ITN as both a presenter and producer for ITV, NBC Superchannel, and Channel 5.

He also helped work as a producer and programme editor on the Channel 4 Big Breakfast News, and presented on finance channel Simply Money with Angela Rippon.[1]

From January 2012 to October 2019, Dixon presented Sunrise on Sky News, featuring alongside Gillian Joseph, and Isabel Webster.

From October 2019, he presented Sky News @ Breakfast with Gillian Joseph, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Sky News.

In November 2021, it was announced that Dixon would join GB News the following month.[2]

Literary career[edit]

Dixon published a poetry anthology in 2018 entitled Love is the Beauty of the Soul.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Dixon, who has type 1 diabetes (he was diagnosed when he was 17 years old), is openly gay.[4][5][6] He has also stated that he is a vegetarian.

Prior to April 2010, Dixon was referred to on Sky News,[7][8] and on his official website as "Steve".[9]

Stephen announced on social media [1] that he was marrying his husband in the Lake District on Thursday 19th May 2022. He disclosed a single photograph of the happy couple [2], citing it was the only photograph the public would see as his husband is not in the public eye due to his profession. Their faces were not shown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography – Stephen Dixon Archived 6 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine Sky Press Office
  2. ^ "GB News in-depth briefing and latest: Sky's Stephen Dixon latest signing". Press Gazette. 23 November 2021. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Love is the Beauty of the Soul by Stephen Dixon". Olympia Publishers. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Stephen Dixon". Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  5. ^ Cassandra Jardine, 'Diabetes is not as simple as it appears', The Telegraph, 3 November 2003.
  6. ^ Sky Presenter Steve Dixon and his insulin pump journey YouTube
  7. ^ Sky News Today, YouTube, 20 January 2007.
  8. ^ Sky News UK TOTH YouTube, 21 April 2007
  9. ^ Sky News Sunrise with Stephen Dixon YouTube, 14 May 2010.

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