Some people at vibrant and young age struggle to land a job for themselves, but for this veteran, the job comes in pursuit for him at the age of 74. John Craven, OBE is an experienced and veteran English journalist who is known for presenting 'Newsround,' 'Countryfile,' and 'Beat the Brain.' Similar to his career, the journalist shows maturity even in his personal life and is long-time married to Marilyn.
Career as Veteran Broadcaster:
Upon leaving school at the young age of sixteen, he began writing for the company magazine. He started his journalism career in the Harrogate Advertiser as the junior reporter. He joined BBC staff in 1970 in Bristol to work on local radio and television. He then presented the show called “Newsround” which was originally released as 'John Craven’s Newsround.'
At the age of 74, he started to present the show BBC Two show series, 'Beat the Brain' on 11th May. In 2000 New Year Honours, he got awarded Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to rural and children's broadcasting. He also collected British Academy Children’s Awards for his contribution to television.
How much is John’s Net Worth?
The veteran journalist, who presented more than 3000 episodes of 'Newsround,' left the program in 1989. He evidently racks up handsome salary from the BBC which yet to reveal. He also involves himself in charity and contributes to Young People’s Trust for Environment, Waterways Trust, and Patron of SPANA.
He amassed his fortune through his television career, and his expected net worth reaches around millions.
His Married Life with Marilyn!
The OBE is a long-time married man and enjoys his life with family vacating on the beach and in their Oxfordshire cottage.
His married life is pretty much like the open book as he is married to Marilyn. John is a parent of two daughters with his wife named Emma and Victoria.
His both daughters are married, and he has five children altogether. On 14th May 2012, Dailymail.com spotted him with his three grandchildren, Jessica, Charlie, and Will having a vacation in Beaches Negril.
In an interview with Dailymai.com, Craven revealed that he lost his mother due to the motor neuron illness. The tragic event was followed by the loss of his father in the same year.
John Craven’s Short Bio:
Born as John Raymond Craven, he took his first step on 16th August 1940 which makes his age 77. As per his wiki, John was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England and currently resides in Oxfordshire, England. In an interview, he mentioned that his biggest influence is his father, Bill who spent three years in a Japanese jail in World War II. He completed his early education at Leeds Modern School and started to write at the age of 16. Craven who belongs to white ethnicity, possesses a decent height. The veteran journalist is health conscious and works to maintain a healthy body shape.