Nick Robinson

Nick Robinson is the BBC’s former political editor. He started as a presenter on Today in November 2015.

"I cannot remember a time when my morning did not begin with Today - the programme - setting the nation's agenda,” Nick says. "As a child it was the sound not just of the latest news and the sharpest comment but also of my best friend's dad, Brian Redhead, who inspired my love of radio.”

Nick took over from Andrew Marr as the BBC's political editor in September 2005. During his time in the role he covered two general election campaigns, the formation of the first coalition in 75 years and the referendum on Scottish independence.

Nick began his career doing work experience for Piccadilly Radio in Manchester. As a trainee BBC producer he moved on to interviewing the Blue Peter tortoise for John Craven's Newsround and catching crooks on Crimewatch.

Later he became Deputy Editor of Panorama and On the Record before moving in front of the microphone as a presenter on Radio 5 live and Chief Political Correspondent at BBC News 24. He was Political Editor of ITV News before returning to the BBC in the same role.

Born in Macclesfield, Cheshire in 1963, Nick attended Cheadle Hulme School, then University College, Oxford where he studied politics, philosophy and economics.

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