Carolyn Quinn (b. 22 July 1961) 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.
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
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.
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.
- ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian (Guardian Media). 22 July 2014. p. 37.
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 ...
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Mon, 05 Jan 2015 08:52:30 -0800
... daughter, Carolyn Quinn of Schaumburg, Ill.; son, Charles (Tammie) Yabuta-Brodrick of Roselle, Ill.; five grandchildren: Collin Quinn, Keith Yabuta-Brodrick, Meagan Quinn, Jacqueline Yabuta-Brodrick and Ryan Quinn; his great-granddaughter, Molly ...
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:56:15 -0700
Next, writer Carolyn Quinn offers historical insight into the life of the matriarch who was the inspiration for Gypsy, the 1959 stage musical with a libretto by Arthur Laurents, based on stripper Gypsy Rose Lee's memoir about growing up in vaudeville ...
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 ...
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:10:49 -0700
Lawyers for the pair say it is the first time a Department of Community Services (DOCS) worker has been personally sued for not protecting children at risk. The former worker, Carolyn Quinn, is now a high-profile child protection consultant and was ...
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:11:23 -0800
In addition to his daughter, Patricia, he is survived by his former wife, Carolyn Quinn; his daughter Denise Quinn, and one granddaughter. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11:45 a.m. in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y. The Hanley ...
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:37:53 -0700
Mama Rose's Turn: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Stage Mother (University Press of Mississippi) is the first ever biography of Rose Thompson Hovick. Author Carolyn Quinn reveals the woman behind the legend, juxtaposing the facts of her life ...
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In this 2014 photo provided by the Centre Theatre Group shows, from left, Susan Louise O'Connor ,standing, Sandra Shipley, Charles Edwards, Angela Lansbury, Charlotte Parry and Simon Jones, in the North American tour of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" at ...
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