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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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Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Tue, 26 May 2015 12:25:47 -0700

The Farnam Block, located at Broadway Avenue and 11th Street East, was torn down on March 16 after 103 years. Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications for The National Trust, said that the organization originally placed the Farnam on the endangered ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Thu, 21 May 2015 20:56:15 -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 ...


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 ...

The Daily Star

The Daily Star
Wed, 06 May 2015 18:30:00 -0700

On the radio, a joint overnight broadcast by BBC Radio 4 and 5 live will be hosted by Jim Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn. Full coverage of the results as they come in will be on the BBC politics online live page and front page scorecard, with all the big ...


Wed, 06 May 2015 23:01:24 -0700

BBC RADIO. Radio 4 bids au revoir to the World Service for the night, with eight hours of coverage led by the Today programme's James Naughtie and PM presenter Carolyn Quinn. The BBC's radio presenters and reporters will call in from key constituencies ...

The Daily Collegian Online

The Daily Collegian Online
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 23:56:15 -0700

John Connolly (junior-chemical engineering) and Carolyn Quinn (junior-stage management) presented to UPUA about the Penn State Performing Arts Council and Brian Gutierrez (senior-mathematics) presented on Men Against Violence. UPUA Speaker of ...

Radio Times

Radio Times
Fri, 08 May 2015 06:27:23 -0700

I switched on Radio 4 and let James Naughtie and Carolyn Quinn talk me through the first results. But as the night wore on I realised that something was missing. It was not their analysis or their questions. It was not the tireless journalists bringing ...

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