Is that who I think it is?

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Yes, Jeremy Vine, BBC broadcaster and journalist, lives in Chiswick. Having trained as a journalist on the Coventry Telegraph, he joined the BBC as a News trainee. He was the youngest reporter on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, a political reporter in BBC Westminster and the BBC’s correspondent in South Africa. He has presented Newsnight and Panorama on TV and now hosts his own show on BBC Radio 2. In the summer of 2017 when the BBC published details of the salaries of its presenters it became public knowledge that he was the BBC’s best paid journalist.

Jeremy has published two books about his career, the first It’s All News to Me covers his time in news and current affairs. In the second What I Learnt: What My Listeners Say – and Why We Should Take Notice he talks about his more ‘showbiz’ career, taking part in Strictly Come Dancing, presenting the popular quiz Eggheads and his Radio 2 show The Jeremy Vine Show.

When he took part in the 2017 Chiswick Book Festival to promote What I Learnt, he spoke to the editor of The Chiswick Calendar Bridget Osborne about his career and what he’d learned from his listeners.