Nick Owen

“I met Founder Judy Ledger many years ago on the set of TV-am, when Anne Diamond and I presented her story of losing three premature babies consecutively, and, of course, starting Baby Lifeline.

I have been a Patron of the charity since then. I’ve seen it grow from strength to strength, providing specialist training to many thousands of maternity health care health professionals and vital equipment for maternity and neonatal units nationwide, and, in the case of training, worldwide.”

He started broadcasting at BBC Radio Birmingham before joining ATV’s sports department, covering the World Cup in 1982. When Central won the Independent Television franchise, Nick became a general presenter and teamed up with Anne Diamond. In 1983 he joined TV-am as a sports presenter, but took over the main presenting role within eight weeks.

In 2006, he was awarded the Baird Medal by the Royal Television Society for lifelong achievement in television, and in 2010 he was named UK Speaker of the Year. He was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Worcester in 2013. He has presented BBC Midlands Today since 1997.

Nick is a father of four children. He’s a huge football and cricket fan; he is a past president of Derbyshire County Cricket Club and current chairman of Luton Town Football Club. He published his autobiography, In the Time of Nick, in 2004. He now lives with his wife, Vicki, in Staffordshire.


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