Emily Buchanan

Journalist (1958)
Tue Aug 20 2019
By   Sarthak

Who is Emily Buchanan?

Today we are getting into the article of an accomplished British journalist, presenter, and newsreader Emily Buchanan. She is now regularly appearing at BBC Radio 4 Sunday ‏in both radio and television.

Emily Buchanan was born on 7 October 1958 as Emily Margesson Buchanan in Hammersmith, West London. She is the daughter of George Buchanan (1904–1989) and Hon. Janet Margesson (1918–1968). Her father was a novelist and poet from Northern Ireland. Buchanan holds British citizenship and is of white ethnicity.

Buchanan studied at the St. Paul's Girls' School, an independent school in Hammersmith and also joined the University of Sussex in History, French and Spanish. After graduation, she studied for an MA in 1982 from the City University London in Radio Journalism.

Emily Buchanan at BBC 
Image: Emily Buchanan at BBC 

Emily started her career at the BBC in Bush House and then worked at BBC World Service where her first interview was with Desmond Tutu. A few years later, she joined BBC Television and worked for BBC 2's Assignment program. Further, she was appointed Developing World Correspondent of the BBC in 1994. Subsequently,  from around 1998 to 2001, she became the Religious Affairs Correspondent for three years.

Currently, Emily Buchanan is serving for the BBC's World Affairs Correspondent and has presented the BBC Radio 4 program Sunday. Additionally, she has also worked with Carol Kirkwood and Sarah Smith.

Emily Buchanan's book From China with Love: A Long Road to Motherhood
Image: Emily Buchanan's book From China with Love: A Long Road to Motherhood

Besides journalism career, she is an artist who wrote a book named From China with Love: A Long Road to Motherhood (2005). In this book, she describes the adoption service's problems and discusses problems pertaining to the adoption of kids from a completely distinct society. She deals with what she sees as an attachment to the problem of "fallacies."

Married Life

BBC reporter, Emily Buchanan is married to Gerald Slocock whom she shares a special connection with him. Well, her husband Slocock is a manager of discretionary portfolios for private clients, charities trusts, and pension funds.

Emily Buchanan is married her husband, Gerald Slocock.Know more about her married life,husband, children.
Image: Emily Buchanan is married her husband, Gerald Slocock

But, Buchanan and Gerald have kept their marital details in low key. Therefore, the actual date of their wedding ceremony is not available to the media. Despite her low-key family life, the whole family is living a happy life entirely at the moment. Besides, there are no rumors about their extramarital affairs between them.

Emily and Gerald's Children

Unfortunately, Emily has gone from three miscarriages. Hence, Buchanan and her husband Slocock studied the option of adopting children as their only means of having a family after experiencing three miscarriages.

The coupe now proud parents of two  Chinese-born daughters. The first one adopted at the beginning of the century and the second three years later.

Net Worth

With her long decades of a successful career, Emily Buchanan has collected an enormous amount of wealth from her job as a British artist and a BBC broadcaster. For now, the actual information about her net worth is under review but it could be in six-digit figures.

What is her Salary?

The popular Television presenter is now regularly appeared at BBC Radio 4 Sunday programme. Thus, she has received a pretty good amount of money from her work at BBC. As per payscale, the average salary of BBC employees is roughly paid $45,570 per annum.

More Biography