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Carolyn Quinn
Education Dartford Grammar School for Girls
University of Kent
Occupation Journalist
Broadcaster
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.

Career[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Guardian (Guardian Media). 22 July 2014. p. 37. 

External links[edit]

Audio clips[edit]


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6 news items

 
ABC Online
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:22:30 -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 ...
 
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 ...
 
ABC Online
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 01:25:38 -0700

In the witness stand, TB said she told DOCS case worker Carolyn Quinn numerous times that "nothing has changed, he's still doing it, he's coming to the house". Ms Quinn, now a consultant specialising in child protection, denies TB or her sister, DC ...
 
MetroNews Canada
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0700

“There is a tremendous amount of talent in Canada, however it is largely untapped,” Carolyn Quinn, director, IMG Fashion Events & Properties, Canada, wrote in an email. “Emerging designers need mentorship, resources and opportunities to market their ...
 
Shore News Today
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:29:16 -0700

The Mental Health Association in Atlantic County offers a course to individuals in the mental health community who are interested in earning a National Retail Federation Certification in Customer Service. Topics include: overview of the retail industry ...
 
NewHampshire.com
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 21:18:45 -0700

... and basic warfare principles and skills.Johnson is the son of Lisa M. Mazzuchelli of Milford and Chip A. Johnson of Rindge and the grandson of Richard J. and Anita M. Mazzuchelli of Brooksville, Fla., and Carolyn Quinn of Temple. He is a 2012 ...
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