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Who Is BBC Journalist Jeremy Bowen’s Wife? Know His Children, & Life After Cancer

Jeremy is a well-known face on the media, thanks to his career as a BBC journalist who joined the BBC in the year 1984 and served as a war correspondent. BBC journalist Jeremy Bowen revealed that bowel cancer is scarier than getting bombed. Likewise, George Alagiah, another BBC veteran Jeremy, now fights bowel cancer.

Here, in this post, we’ ll exploring the concerning details of Jeremy, including his married life and cancer. So far, how is he doing? Does he retire from the BBC? Let’s check out below.

Who is Jeremy Bowen? Wiki, Bio

Jeremy Bowen, 59, was born 6th February 1960 in Cardiff, Wales, to Jennifer Bowen and Gareth Bowen. His father was the former editor at Radio News and also reported the Aberfan coal slurry disaster in 1966.

Image of BBC News Journalist, Jeremy Bowen
BBC News Journalist, Jeremy Bowen

He was educated at De La Salle School, Rumney, and moved to Cardiff High School from her graduated. For farther education, Jeremy joined the University College London from where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History. Additionally, Bowen attended the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.

Personal Life: Wife & Children

Jeremy Bowen is married to Julia Williams for more than three decades. His wife is also a BBC journalist. However, he has not revealed the date of their wedding and venue as well. Both Jeremy and Julia have covered news for the BBC. They travelled to different cities and countries to get the story.

We do search to find out more about his wife, but there is no information regarding her, although Julia stood by his side through a hard time.

The couple shared two children; a son, Jake Bowen, and a daughter, Matilda Dixie Bowen. While he was battling with bowel cancer, at first, he didn’t think to say to his children because it affects them negatively. But later, he and his wife decided to be open with their children about his disease. The family currently lives in Camberwell, South London, in a million home.

Jeremy Bowen Diagnosed With Bowel Cancer; How’s He Doing?

BBC  Middle East editor Bowel revealed that he had been diagnosed with bowel cancer last October. He said it was terrifying than being a war correspondent.

The former BBC Breakfast has undergone treatment after having surgery to remove a tumour. Additionally, he shared his diagnosis to encourage people to get tested early to avoid ‘dying of embarrassment.’

Further, 59, BBC war correspondent told at the NHS Expo conference, cancer is different but not in the right way. If you’re in a dangerous place, you can get somewhere safe, but if you have cancer, no place is reliable.

Image of Jeremy Bowen Talking about his medical conditions
Jeremy Bowen Talking about his medical conditions

Cancer can be cured if diagnosed in its earliest stage. But if it catches the 4th stage, the chance to live reduces to 7 per cent.

Career Highlights

Jeremy Bowen began his professional career as a correspondent by joined the BBC in 1984. Two years later, he became a war correspondent and travelled to more than 70 countries. During the 19909 Bosnian War, he was robbed at gunpoint while reporting form Kosovo.

Image of  Jeremy Bowen reporting from the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen
Jeremy Bowen reports from the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen

Moreover, he was a TV presenter between 2000 and 2002 for the morning show ‘Breakfast.’  At the same time, he presented Mosses and also covered the death news of Pope John Paul II.

Additionally, in 2005, he became the BBC’s first Middle East Editor. Furthermore, Bowen became the first British journalist to interview Libyan revolutionary and politician, Muammar Gaddafi, also known as Colonel Gaddafi.

Further, the BBC war correspondent was one of the few journalists reporting from Syria.

What’s The Net Worth Of Jeremy Bowen?

The former BBC’s Middle East correspondent has spent over three decades of his life working as a journalist. So, over the years, how much worth has he collected from his profession? Do you know? If you don’t, then let us help you.

Bowen earns a massive amount of salary from his journalism career. However, his current salary is under the radar. Back to the date in 2017, Jeremy earned a salary between £150,000 – £199,999 as a BBC contributor and editor.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the reporters and correspondents’ salary was $36,360, in 2015. Thus, the actual net worth of his net worth is yet to know.

Unknown Facts

  • BBC News reporter Jeremy was diagnosed with bowel cancer in October 2018.
  • Since 2005, Jeremy has been Middle East Editor.
  • He was honoured with the New York Television Festival in 1995 for Best news Correspondent.
  • He won the Sony Gold award for News Story of the Year on the arrest of Sadam Hussein.
  • Bowen is a big fan of Cardiff City Football Club.

Wiki Table

Name Jeremy Francis John Bowen
Famous As Jeremy Bowen
Date of Birth 6 February 1906
Age 59 years old
Residence Camberwell, London, England
Profession Journalist, TV Presenter
Net Worth Unknown
Employer BBC News
Spouse Julia Williams
Children Two
Alma mater University College London

Johns Hopkins University


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