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Carolyn Quinn
Born (1961-07-22) 22 July 1961 (age 53)
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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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:51:49 -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 11:33:45 -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 ...
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), ...
Calgary Sun
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:53:16 -0700

The event has become a highly anticipated fixture on the Toronto cultural calendar,” says Carolyn Quinn, director of IMG Fashion Events & Properties, IMG Canada. “As Canada's leading fashion event, World MasterCard Fashion Week provides a world-class ...


Sun, 15 Mar 2015 07:05:42 -0700

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:52:30 -0700

A joint overnight broadcast by BBC Radio 4 and 5 live hosted by Jim Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn. Presenters and reporters from across BBC radio programmes will be at key constituencies and at Westminster. The World Service will broadcast its own ...
ABC Online
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:22:30 -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 ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:00:00 -0700

"As the world's leading producer, marketer and partner to the international fashion community we were thrilled to join DHL in offering a new avenue for Canada's fashion talent to reach a global audience," says Carolyn Quinn, Director, IMG Fashion Canada.

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