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Who is Carrie Gracie?
Carrie Gracie is a Scottish journalist widely popular as the China editor for BBC News. She resigned from this post at the beginning of 2018, stating what she said was pay discrimination over gender for the BBC's international editors, where another journalist Alina Jenkins also serves.
Gracie was born in 1962, in Bahrain. Her father worked as an Scottish Oil executive and. Born to her Scottish parents, she is of Caucasian ethnicity and holds Scottish nationality.
There is no further information about her family background. talking about her education, Gracie joined the University of Edinburgh before opening her own restaurant.
Later, she received her degree in Philosophy, Economics and Politics via University of Oxford. Additionally, Carrie also received her BA degree in Chinese in 1996 from the University of Westminster, and MA in Design for Interactive Media via Middlesex University.
Gracie began her career in 1987 as a trainee producer at BBC World Service. Soon, she began serving as a correspondent on Asia-Pacific, African, and Chinese. In 1991, Gracie served as a correspondent for BBC World Service and then for domestic radio and television in Beijing.
Later in 1999, Carrie returned back to the United Kingdom, as a presenter on BBC News and on World Service. She worked as a main morning presenter for six years on BBC News Channel on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Since returning to UK Gracie is often seen as the main afternoon presenter on weekends either on the BBC World News or BBC News Channel.
Is Carrie Gracie Married or Single?
Talented English journalist is currently living her single life. However she was previously married to Cheng Jin, who is a Chinese Rock Musician. However, there is no exact date of their marriage. The couple exchanged their wedding vows secretly.
Unfortunately, Gracie and her husband could not last long and decided to split. However, none of them has mentioned the reason behind their divorce.
Since the marriage, Carrie and her spouse shares two children together. But, the details about their children are not available. Carrie does not wishes to talk about her children to media and public.
Neigther her ex-husband Jin wishes to talk about their kids.
Rumors and Controversies
The British journalist once became part of a controversy when she left from her post of China editor at BBC News in 2017 due to pay dispute over gender equality for the BBC’s international editors.
Gracie’s such decision caused a chaos in the media and made a headline in several news media all over UK. However, after few months, she came back to her previous post on the BBC newsroom.
Net Worth & Salary
Carrie makes a huge money from her career as a journalist at BBC.
It has been more than decades, Gracie is working for BBC, and no doubt she has managed to amass a good fortune all over the years.
In December 2013, she started working for BBC News, as first editor for China based in Beijing, Gracie resigned from this post at the beginning of January 2018. She mentioned pay discrimination over gender for the BBC's international editors as the reason behind resignation.
During the time Carrie's salary was £92,000 ($111,090) in 2009 and it raised upto £135,000 ($163,013) in 2017. However she cited the dispute was about parity and not about the amount. Later, she returned to BBC newsroom with an annual income of £145,000 ($175,059).
As of now, Carrie has makes huge money every year and her total net worth is estimated to be in huge million dollars. However it is still yet to be revealed, likewise another BBC journalist Susannah Streeter whose net worth is still under review.
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