Jeremy Gordon THOMPSON

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1947-09-23
Education Sevenoaks Sch, King's Sch Worcester
Books & Publications
Recreations cricket, golf, swimming, walking, game and bird watching, rugby, four grandchildren
Clubs Harlequins RFC, Surrey CCC, Hampton Court Palace Golf, Los Arqueros Golf (Spain)
Style Jeremy Thompson, Esq
Career foreign affairs correspondent; trainee chartered surveyor then trainee account exec with advtg agency London 1965-67; reporter: Cambridge Evening News 1967-71, BBC Radio Sheffield 1971-74, Look North (BBC TV Leeds) 1974-77; N of England corr BBC TV News 1977-82; ITN: chief sports corr 1982-86, Asia corr (setting up new bureau in Hong Kong) 1987-90, corr covering Gulf War and Yugoslavia 1990-91, Africa corr 1991-93; Sky Television plc: Sky News sr Africa corr 1993-95, Sky News US corr 1995-98, presenter Sky News `Live at Five'; sporting stories: Olympic Games LA 1984, Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996 and Beijing 2008, England cricket tours to Aust, W Indies, India and Pakistan, football World Cup Spain 1982, rugby World Cup South Africa 1995, numerous other sporting events; news stories: assassination of Indira Gandhi 1984, Bhopal tragedy India 1984, student political uprising Tiananmen Square China 1989, democracy riots in South Korea, Benazir Bhutto's election in Pakistan, child labour scandal in India, Sri Lankan war, Phillipine and Fiji coups, Vietnamese pull out from Cambodia, famine in Somalia, end of apartheid and election of President Nelson Mandela, genocide in Rwanda, civil wars in Sudan, Mozambique and Angola, O J Simpson trial, US presidential election campaigns 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012, the Lewinsky scandal, Kosovo campaign, Iraq war 2003, Asian tsunami 2004, death of Pope John Paul II 2005, London bombings 2005, Israel/Lebanon war 2006, the Arab Spring 2011, Syria civil conflict; memb: NUJ 1967-, Cricket Writers Club 1982-, Rugby Writers Club 1982-, Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Assoc; winner Outstanding Coverage of a Single Breaking News Story EMMY for report on Bisho massacre South Africa 1992 (first News EMMY won by a British network), Gold Award for Best Corr NY TV Festival 1994 and 1995, RTS News Event Award for Kosovo liberation day 1999-2000, RTS News Channel of the Year Award 2001/02, BAFTA News Award for coverage of Sept 11 attacks 2001/02, RTS News Event Award for coverage of Soham murder case 2002/03, BAFTA News Award for coverage of Soham murders 2002/03, RTS News Channel Award for coverage of Iraq War 2003, TRIC Digital/Satellite TV Personality of the Year 2004, RTS TV News Presenter of the Year 2005, RTS News Channel Award 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, Int Emmy for Pakistan: Terror's Frontline report 2010; appeared (as TV news reporter) in films: Volcano, Hearts & Minds, Incendiary, Chromophobia, St Trinian's, Shaun of the Dead, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Legacy; TV dramas incl: Spooks, The Grid; documentary Miracle Rising 2013
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