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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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blogTO (blog)
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:34:47 -0800

IMG Canada's (who runs fashion week) director Carolyn Quinn tells the Canadian Press that there may be opportunities for smaller designers to present together, just in case they can't fill an 800-seat room yet. Along with these initiatives, the ...

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver Sun
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:26:15 -0800

They're able to reach also the consumer audience that's in that environment,” said IMG Canada director Carolyn Quinn. “The feedback has been that they're really interested in doing a runway show but can't necessarily fill the space with the right people.
The Daily Collegian Online
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:54:26 -0800

is presented by current senior stage management major, Carolyn Quinn, along with School of Theatre alumnus Mike Karns and the School of Theatre Alumni Group. “'WE ARE...ON BROADWAY!' exclusively showcases Penn Staters,” Quinn said. “From the ...

Penn State News

Penn State News
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 04:24:10 -0800

Alumni of the Penn State School of Theatre will reunite for “WE ARE ... ON BROADWAY!”, a one-night-only concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at The State Theatre, presented by current School of Theatre senior Carolyn Quinn in association with School ...
The Mercury
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:56:15 -0800

Royersford: The Woman's Club of Royersford hosted the trio, the Dogs of Falkner Swamp, at their Christmas luncheon held on December 17 and were joyfully entertained. The club's next luncheon meeting will be held at noon on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the ...

Centre Daily Times

Centre Daily Times
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:33:45 -0800

“We're producing this concert to celebrate the nationally-renowned Penn State School of Theatre and its past, present and future students,” producer Carolyn Quinn said. “The school is a family made up of incredibly talented individuals. We're hoping ...


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 ...

Valley Advantage

Valley Advantage
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 01:00:00 -0800

Christie Depietro, Career Link case manager supervisor, Edward Zaleski, Parent-Teacher Association director of rehabilitation and Carolyn Quinn, EOC academic specialist, met with members of the Carbondale Area High School Medical Careers Club and ...

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