Karin Giannone Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, BBC World News

Karin Giannone Biography

Karin Giannone is a South African-born British Television personality serving as a Chief Presenter at BBC World News TV. She joined BBC News in January 2005.

Karin Giannone Age

How old is Karin Giannone? Karin is 49 years old as of 2023. She was born on 2 January 1974, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Karin Giannone Height

She is 5 feet 7 inches tall (Approximately 1.7m or 170cm).

Karin Giannone Nationality

She is British by nationality. She was born in South Africa but is based in the UK.

Karin Giannone Education

Giannone attended Moira House School, an independent school for girls in Eastbourne in Sussex before joining George Watson’s College, a co-educational independent school in Edinburgh, and later Cranbrook School, a co-educational state grammar school in Kent. She also graduated with a first-class honors degree in modern languages from Newnham College, Cambridge, and a Master of Arts in Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Cambridge in June 1997.

Karin Giannone Parents

Karin was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her father was a social activist while her mother worked in a local restaurant. At the age of two, she moved with her family to the United Kingdom and was brought up in Edinburgh, Sussex, and Kent.  It is however not known if she has any siblings.

Karin Giannone Husband

Is Karin Giannone married? YES. Karin is married to Nick Buckley, a Lead News Director at BBC News. The couple has been dating since 2019 before they finally tied the knot on August 4, 2022, while traveling in California. Karin announced the news on Twitter to the delight of their colleagues and friends. Writing on Twitter, Karin penned: “Went to California. @njb and I got married. 4.8.22.”

Their co-stars immediately flocked to the comments section to praise the pair, with BBC Breakfast star Ben Boulos writing: “Oh wow! Congratulations to you both! (Tempted to add this as the end-of-bulletin uplifting story next hour)!”While Sally Bundock added: “Fantastic news – so so thrilled for both of you!”

Previously, the couple got engaged in March 2022.

Prior to her marriage to Nick, Karin was previously married to Neil Rowbottom from 2002 – 2016 and they were blessed with three kids; Louis born on October 23, 2003, Beatrice born in January 2006, and Florence born in October 2009.

Karin Giannone BBC News

Giannone is a Chief Presenter at BBC World News TV. She began her journalism career while still in college. She edited the student magazine Varsity magazine at Cambridge, which led to work experience at Anglia Television, and on graduating in 1997 she joined the regional ITV station in Norwich as a news trainee, producing, reporting, and presenting for regional news bulletins. In 1999 her language and broadcasting skills helped her land a role as a reporter and presenter for Channel 4’s Football Italia series, where she covered the Italian Soccer scene for a season, flying between the UK and Italy every week. She returned to Anglia in 2000 as a presenter and reporter, this time for the programme for the east of the region covering Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex. She also followed troops from the region for a series of reports from Afghanistan in 2002.

Giannone then moved to London to present a variety of shifts for Sky News, before joining BBC News in 2005. Her work assignments have included a stint presenting World News Today on the BBC World News channel from Washington at 10:00 pm EST during July/August 2008. She also presented live coverage from South Africa following the death of Nelson Mandela in 2013.

From 3 March 2014, Giannone presented live coverage on the BBC News Channel at the trial of Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria, South Africa. She anchored the BBC’s French presidential election coverage in 2017 from Paris, the Italian elections in 2018 from Rome, and the Indian election from Delhi in 2019.

Giannone was the regular presenter of BBC World News from 0700-1000GMT Wednesdays and Thursdays including programmes such as Worklife with Sally Bundock at 830am in the UK, Friday 1600-1900 and Sunday 1800-2300 (including World News Today at 9 pm on BBC News Channel).

On February 2, 2023, it was confirmed that Giannone – alongside many other presenters of the domestic BBC News Channel – would lose their presenting roles as part of the BBC’s relaunched news channel.

Karin Giannone Salary

She receives an average salary of $44,311-$187,089 annually. This is the average salary range of BBC presenters as of 2023

Karin Giannone Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $5 million as of 2023.

Karin Giannone Instagram

Karin Giannone Twitter

Tweets by KarinBBC

Leave a Comment