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Friday, 7 July 2006, 15:12 GMT 16:12 UK

Chris Lowe

BBC News 24 presenter Chris Lowe BBC News 24 presenter

Chris Lowe presents BBC News 24 with Joanna Gosling from 1830 to 2200 on Friday and 1900 to 0000 on Saturday and Sunday.

Chris joined the BBC the same day as Jeremy Paxman, as graduate journalist trainees in 1972. Before this he was educated at Oxford. After his degree in politics, philosophy and economics, he stayed on to complete a teaching qualification. But the lure of the BBC proved too great!

He was a political correspondent at Westminster and during the eighties was largely a reporter for radio and television.

He spent much time in Northern Ireland during the worst of the Troubles but reported from places as far apart as Ethiopia and Argentina.

For the last twelve or thirteen years he has been studio based as a presenter on radio and TV including the Today programme and PM on radio, and Breakfast, Newsnight and news bulletins on TV.

Chris joined BBC News 24 as a weekend presenter in 2000.

He is on the management committee of Middlesex County Cricket Club and is a lifelong supporter of Crystal Palace FC.

He has two grown up children - a son and a daughter. Both are university graduates and now sports journalists.




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