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Carolyn Quinn
Robin Niblett with Carolyn Quinn on BBC R4 PM Programme (4565122413).jpg
Quinn (right) interviews Robin Niblett
Born (1961-07-22) 22 July 1961 (age 54)
Alma mater University of Kent
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) Today (2004–8)
The Westminster Hour
Spouse(s) Nigel Morris (m.2003)

Carolyn Quinn (b. 22 July 1961)[1] is a British journalist best known for her work on BBC Radio 4 as a political correspondent and for presenting the Today programme and PM.

Early life[edit]

Quinn attended St Joseph's RC Primary School in Crayford, Dartford Grammar School for Girls and the University of Kent where she obtained a degree in French. She trained as a teacher, gaining a PGCE at the Institute of Education in London before becoming a French teacher at a London comprehensive, but gave this up to be a ward clerk at Charing Cross Hospital. She joined Riverside Radio at the hospital.


She freelanced before joining the Irish Post and was then selected for a BBC Local Radio trainee scheme. After training and two years at BBC Radio Solent from 1987-9, she became a BBC news correspondent at Westminster.

BBC Radio 4[edit]

Quinn was a presenter of the Today programme from 2004 to 2008, co-presenting her last programme with James Naughtie on Wednesday 26 March 2008. As the programme closed, she invoked Tony Blair's comments upon leaving office as British Prime Minister, wishing well to "friend and foe alike" and referring to a "rollercoaster", indicating that her departure from the programme may have been less than entirely amicable. She presents PM on Saturdays, and covers the weekday edition when Eddie Mair is away. She has also presented Pick Of The Week several times and in January 2007 presented an edition of Woman's Hour.

Quinn became the regular presenter of Radio Four's The Westminster Hour from January 2007 following Andrew Rawnsley's departure in September 2006.

Personal life[edit]

Carolyn Quinn married Nigel Morris, deputy Political Editor of The Independent, and former political correspondent of the Daily Mirror, in Richmond upon Thames in June 2003.


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian (Guardian Media). 22 July 2014. p. 37. 

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177 news items

Cape Gazette
Sat, 21 Nov 2015 09:03:45 -0800

The suggested donation is $10. St. Peter's Parish Hall is at 211 Mulberry St. near Second Street. For event information, contact Carolyn Quinn at cquinn@quinnassoc.com or 302-644-7650. For directions, scheduled events and weekly meditation meetings, ...


Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:54:02 -0700

No one knows the inner workings of World MasterCard Fashion Week (WMCFW) better than Carolyn Quinn, director of IMG Fashion Events and Properties at IMG Canada. IMG has owned the event since October of 2012, recruiting the talented Quinn along ...


Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:37:11 -0700

Carolyn Quinn has her hands in a lot of artistic pursuits. Not content just to create literature, the longtime local is also a photographer — and even her book Mama Rose's Turn delves into the art of drama, both onstage and off. Ahead of a March 12 ...
Humboldt Journal
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 07:11:15 -0800

“National historic site designation is strictly a stamp recognizing the value of this place in terms for all Canadians, but it doesn't necessarily have any military support associated with it,” said Carolyn Quinn, director of communications for the ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Thu, 21 May 2015 20:59:26 -0700

But the NSW Supreme Court today ruled in favour of the former case worker, Carolyn Quinn and the Government. Justice Stephen Campbell found that while the department failed in its duty of care to report the abuse to police, he did not accept that the ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:31:35 -0700

A former Department of Community Services (DoCS) case worker being sued by two victims of child sexual abuse has denied that she failed to protect them from their abusive stepfather. Carolyn Quinn took the stand in the NSW Supreme Court today to deny ...

Toronto Star

Toronto Star
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 05:02:43 -0700

Carolyn Quinn started her career in the world of fashion shows as a volunteer. Now she's the boss. The 33-year-old graduate of the fashion management program at George Brown College came up through the ranks at the Fashion Design Council of Canada ...

MetroWest Daily News

MetroWest Daily News
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:03:45 -0700

Quinn earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering in 2001while working for Raytheon, a company he has been with 18 years this coming June. Chuck and Carolyn Quinn will celebrate their 12th anniversary in May. They are the parents of Liam (7), ...

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