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Carolyn Quinn
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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Evening Standard
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Revenge is a pork dish best served with potatoes. Miriam González Durántez's recipe blog, Mums and Sons, has a new post for a “truly gorgeous dish, and for very little money”: pig's cheeks in wine sauce. Sheer coincidence, the more trusting might presume.

The Photo News

The Photo News
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 11:56:15 -0700

Carolyn Quinn's book, "Mama Rose's Turn" is the true story of America's most notorious stage mother. She was the mother of Gypsy Rose Lee and June Hovick. Gypsy Rose Lee maintained a home in Highland Mills and her mother lived there for many years.

The Daily Collegian Online

The Daily Collegian Online
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 23:56:15 -0700

As Vice President of the PAC, Carolyn Quinn's life revolves around theatre. Quinn (senior-stage management) said the PAC is what she does every day, just on a bigger scale. Quinn said the organization has made major progress since the Hub Takeover in ...


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 ...
Cape Gazette
Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:56:15 -0700

For more information and to help plan food amounts for retreat lunch, reserve space with Carolyn Quinn at 302-644-7650 or cquinn@quinnassoc.com or info@imclewes.org. For directions, scheduled events and weekly meditation meetings, go to www.

BBC News

BBC News
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 03:18:45 -0700

Mike Gapes, a former chairman of the foreign affairs select committee, asked Carolyn Quinn: "Are you sure about that?" when she asked for his reaction. The Ilford South MP then told her it was a "shame" as "all the top jobs will be held by men ...


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 ...

Huffington Post UK

Huffington Post UK
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 04:59:49 -0700

... Labour MP Mike Gapes initially appeared not to believe McDonnell had been appointed to the shadow chancellor job. "Well, I, hmm, are you sure about that?" he said when told by BBC presenter Carolyn Quinn. "Personally I think that means it is a shame.

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