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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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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:18:45 -0700

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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:03:39 -0700

After the theatre closed in 2003, the building was sold to Calgary development firm ProCura. “It's a marvellous example of a mid-century modern, international-style building located on an important historic, commercial street in Edmonton,” said Carolyn ...

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Edmonton Journal
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:49:42 -0700

“The Paramount Theatre is an important old theatre on Edmonton's main historic commercial street,” Carolyn Quinn, spokeswoman for Heritage Canada The National Trust, said Thursday. “It's one of the last remaining of its type, mid-20th century modernist ...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:48:45 -0700

Carolyn Quinn is the director of communications for Heritage Canada. She said the Top Ten Endangered Places list began 10 years ago as a way of raising awareness about the many systemic challenges historic properties face. Weak legislation, lack of ...

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New Statesman
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:18:45 -0700

On Radio 4's PM programme yesterday evening, the Lib Dem MP for Wells, and Business Secretary Vince Cable's PPS, Tessa Munt, revealed to presenter Carolyn Quinn that she has been a victim of child abuse. Munt, who has been campaigning for an ...
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