James Landale who is the deputy political editor of BBC has established himself as a leading journalist. James who is a journalist came to limelight in 2017 when he reportedly rejected the job offer from the British Prime Minister Theresa May. His disapproval for a job proves that he thrives in his current work as a journalist and even claims that he is happy with what he does.
Career As Journalist
In 1993, he joined The Times newspaper where he worked as Assistant Foreign Editor for ten years. In 2003, he left The Times and joined the BBC. He worked as a chief political correspondent for the BBC News Channel until 2009. During his period on BBC, he presented some relief shifts on the channel. He is currently working as Deputy Political Editor, assisting the Political Editor Nick Robinson in BBC.
While on BBC, James as a Diplomatic Correspondent named as the one among 41 presenters who were earning more salary than Prime Minister. While the prime minister David Cameron would make £143,462 per year, he was among the genuine stars in the leaked list of TV and radio personalities who allegedly receive more wage on BBC.
Turns Down Job From British Prime Minister Theresa May
On 5 July 2017, the deputy political editor of BBC, James revealed through his Twitter that he rejected a job offer for the British prime minister Theresa May. While on his Twitter, he wrote,
Parish news: I was asked if I would consider a job at No10. Nice to be asked but have decided not to apply. Have a great job at BBC.
James Landale rejects the position offered by British Prime Minister (Photo: RadioTimes)
He was inclined as a frontrunner for the post of Prime Minister’s head of communications. Before he rejected the offer to the Downing Street director of communications, Katie Perrior was working, and she shortly resigned before a general election. The Number 10 head of communications role is filled by Chris Wilkins who is also a director of a strategy of British prime minister.
Is James Married? Personal Life Insights
The former political editor of BBC is cherishing his work more as he is one of the reputed person at BBC working as Deputy Political Editor. Nevertheless, the one who provides news of the world is silent when it comes to the story of his relationship. He is yet to make any official statement regarding his marital life.
Well, he hasn't mentioned if he is married or not. Despite being in the media industry and who keeps a check on others life, prefers to live a low-key life and hasn't revealed about his wife yet. James has neither been clicked being the paparazzi, so it had become thoroughly challenging to contemplate his romantic association.
James was born in 1969 which makes his age 49 years old. He has not revealed his birth date, so his birthday has remained a mystery. The 1.9 m (6' 2½'') tall journalist, James resides in London. Like his personal life, the details regarding his family and the information concerning his parents are still in the shadows as he has maintained his silence regarding them. As per wiki, he studied at Eton College where he was near contemporary of former prime minister David Cameron before studying at Bristol University.