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Carolyn Quinn
Education Dartford Grammar School for Girls
University of Kent
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) PM
The Westminster Hour

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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Cape Gazette
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:07:30 -0700

Over the past two-plus years I have had the opportunity to talk one-on-one with Marie Mayor and to observe her make presentations to, and interact with, individuals and larger audiences. In every single instance I have been impressed with her grace ...

Toronto Star

Toronto Star
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:04:32 -0700

But they also need a stage to do that and this is the start,” says Carolyn Quinn, director of IMG Fashion Events and Properties, Canada, the producers of Toronto Fashion Week. On opening day Monday, Joe Fresh creative director Joe Mimran is expected to ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:07:22 -0700

Panel participants include Deirdre Kelly, style reporter at the Globe and Mail; Greg Hewitt, President at DHL Express Canada; designers, Laura Siegel and Karen Beach; Susan Langdon, Executive Director at Toronto Fashion Incubator; and Carolyn Quinn, ...
Atikokan Progress
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:48:45 -0700

Jessie will be deeply missed by her cousins Jamie, Donnie, Nick (Nikita, Dessa), Brodie, Dylan, Jayde, Jacob (Carolyn, Quinn), Beau (Lindsay, Eli, Ethan), Rachel, Brendan and Cole. She was also loved by nieces Kodi, Hayden, and Navy, as well as her ...

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:15:00 -0700

Committee member Carolyn Quinn said she felt “a bit concerned that the designation will be shaped according to responses to the RFP. “To me, it's a cart before the horse situation.” And Linda Hoad, representing the Hintonburg Community Association and ...
Clarenville Packet
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:20:52 -0700

... Heritage Canada The National Trust. The town of Bonavista receiving the Prince of Wales prize. From left to right: His Honourable Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of P.E.I.; Betty Fitzgerald, Mayor of Bonavista; and Carolyn Quinn of Heritage Canada ...

CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse)

CNW Telbec (Communiqué de presse)
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:33:45 -0700

... d'acheteurs et de membres des médias locaux et internationaux, ainsi qu'à leurs futurs mentors, dont Carolyn Quinn, directrice de Fashion IMG Canada, JoAnne Caza, directrice des communications et des relations publiques chez Mercedes-Benz Canada, ...

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