Jeremy Vine Biography
Jeremy Guy Vine is a popular English television and radio personality, broadcaster presenter, and journalist. In addition, he is best known as the host of his BBC Radio 2 lunchtime program which presents news, views, interviews along with live guests and famous music, taking over from long-time host Sir Jimmy Young in 2003.
Jeremy Vine Age|Birthday
Vine is 57 years old as of 2022. Furthermore, he was born on 17 May 1965, in Epsom, United Kingdom. Therefore, he celebrates his birthday on 17th May every year.
Jeremy Vine Height |weight
Vine has an average body height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters) tall. However, he has not revealed his body weight.
Jeremy Vine Nationality
Vine belongs to British nationality.
Jeremy Vine Religion
He is a practising Anglican and goes to church. Besides, he has deplored what he sees as the marginalisation of Christians in British society, adding that (You can not express views that were common currency 30 or 40 years ago).
Jeremy Vine Family | Parents | Siblings
Vine was born in Epsom, Surrey. In addition, he is the elder son of Guy Vine from 1937-2018, lecturer in civil engineering at North East Surrey College of Technology, and also Diana (née Tillett), who became a housewife and later a doctor’s receptionist. Furthermore, he has two siblings; a brother, Tim, and a sister called Sonya.
Jeremy Vine Wife
Vine was married to Janelle who is an American banker, for a period seven years, which ended (2000). Besides, he stated that it was very sad, but their jobs and also travel meant they had seen very little of many other in three years. Moreover, he married Rachel Schofield, a journalist and news presenter, in 2002. Besides, the couple have two daughters.
Anti-vaccine campaigners protested outside his home, objecting to the BBC’s coverage of COVID-19 vaccines in October 2021. As he wasn’t at home at the time, they presented their “anti-vaxx write”, a document without legal authority, to his wife. Furthermore, he posted videos of the incident online. Likewise he added that he contracted the Coronavirus and commented on getting the vaccine.
Vine became “knocked out cold for a minute or two” after falling 8 feet (2.4 meters), onto grass, from his penny-farthing bicycle in February 2022. Moreover, he was taken to Charing Cross Hospital where doctors told him he was “lucky to have just a black eye and also some aches from the fall”.
Jeremy Vine Career
At the age of 21 years, he took a work permit and travelled to the United States to find employment in Wyoming after university. After a short period on Metro Radio, he enrolled in a journalism training course along with the Coventry Evening Telegraph, prior to joining the BBC in 1987.
Moreover, his career at the BBC included reading the news on the radio in Northern Ireland and serving as a researcher on the BBC1 series Heart of the Matter. He was a regular reporter on the BBC Radio 4 programme Today, filing reports from across Europe in 1989.
While serving for Today, he published two comic novels set amidst the modern Church of England, such as Forget Heaven, Just Kiss Me in 1992 and The Whole World in My Hands in 1993. Besides, the novels were not successful and he now regards them as juvenilia.
In the mid-1990s, he was familiar to BBC TV viewers as a political reporter, which involved reporting on the ascent of New Labour under Tony Blair. Later, he made his mark offering irreverent reports on the 1997 General Election.
BBC Radio 2
On 6 January 2003, after many stints as a stand-in for Sir Jimmy Young on BBC Radio 2, he took over the weekday lunchtime show on a regular basis. Moreover, the show consists of a mix of news-based discussions such as views from listeners, interspersed with best known music. After he took over the hosting duties, the show became revamped. The Monday health and Friday legal advice slots were retooled while the regular Thursday food slot was dropped.
Monday’s The Health and also Wellbeing Hour involves either Dr Sarah Jarvis or Rabbi Julia Neuberger, while Friday’s Your Money and Your Life, includes a variety of contributors, frequently Martin Lewis. Friday’s shows have frequently involved a link-up to Rhondda gardener Terry Walton since 2003. For a period of four years, till October 2006, Lucy Berry worked as the show’s in-house poet.
Jeremy Vine Education
Vine became educated at Lynton Preparatory School in Ewell, then Aberdour School in Burgh Heath, and later Epsom College.In addition, he played the drums in a band called The Flared Generation, which his brother Tim was as well a member of; Smash Hits magazine described them as (the most unfashionable punk band in the country). Besides, at Durham University (Hatfield College), he graduated holding a 2:2 undergraduate degree in English.
Jeremy Vine Net worth| Salary
Vine has an approximated net worth of £5million because of his extensive career. Moreover, he earns around £600,000 per year.