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Nicholas Owen started his journalistic career in newspapers before switching to TV in 1981 with BBC North, moving in 1984 to Ch4 News Business and Economics Correspondent. During the first Gulf War, he also presented the highly acclaimed Midnight Special Programmes, then went on to be ITV's Royal Correspondent up until 2000.

During that time he reported on the death of Princess Diana and subsequently wrote a book on her life entitled Diana – The People's Princess. 

He has also written 3 other books on his love of railways and his autobiography published in 2012.

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In 2007 he returned to the BBC on the BBC News Channel, as well as being the main relief presenter for the BBC Weekend News on BBC One.

He also has a radio programme on Classic FM and contributes to a number of TV and radio programmes.

Away from the media spotlight, since the 1980s he has been a supporter of the charities Cancer Research and ActionAid engaging in various fundraising events.He is Ambassador of The Children'...

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“I just wanted to say a huge thank you once again, for holding us all together so successfully today. You were a resounding success and we all agree we simply couldn’t have done it without you.”

- Royal Mint

“Thank you SO MUCH for all your hard work last night. You were a total star – kept everything moving, managed the rather noisy crowd extremely well and entertained us non-stop!”

- Highways Excellence Awards

“Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the Conference. Your contribution was just what we wanted and helped to make the meeting a great success for all attendees. Thank you once again.”

- Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology

“It was absolutely fantastic thank you! The evening was a great success. Please pass on our thanks to Nicholas. He did a wonderful job and I kept having people come up and tell me what a good choice he was, including our directors who were very pleased. He was a delight to work with and we were very happy he agreed to be our host for the evening.”

- Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust