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Carolyn Quinn
Education Dartford Grammar School for Girls
University of Kent
Occupation Journalist
Notable credit(s) PM
The Westminster Hour

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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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 03:40:22 -0800

I was asked to discuss the issue on BBC Radio 4's PM show with Carolyn Quinn last Friday, along with Phil Mussell, director of Coin News. Mr Mussell felt that 1p and 2p coins are part of the UK's rich history and it would be a great shame to lose them ...

Ottawa Citizen

Ottawa Citizen
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:41:15 -0800

Barry Padolsky, Carolyn Quinn, Leo A. (Sandy) Smallwood, Jeanne Inch (Reserve Member 1), Guillaume Vincent (Reserve Member 2). French Language Services Advisory Committee. Raymond Fournier, Sonia Gaal, Johanne Leroux, Jean-Louis Schryburt, ...
ABC Online
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 ...

Martinsville Daily

Martinsville Daily
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:22:30 -0800

Surviving are her husband of 69 years, Clifford Joseph Shively of the home; daughter, Cheryl Shively Joyce (Jeff) of Fieldale, VA; son, Steve Shively (Carolyn) of Bassett, VA; sisters, Janice Rakes, Vivian Rakes and Carolyn Quinn all of Ferrum, VA ...
Broadway World
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 ...
Toronto Star
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 ...
ABC Online
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 ...

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