Gary O'Donoghue

Journalist
Thu Aug 15 2019
By   Alina

Who is Gray O'Donoghue? 

One the first day of the work in the field of journalism, people are asked to report, but Gary O'Donoghue was told to bungee jump off Chelsea Bridge on the first day at the BBC. Now an extremely respected political correspondent is still working on BBC. It's been more than 18 years that Gray is engaged in the journalism field. 

Gray O'Donoghue was born in Norfolk, England. The dad of Gary O'Donoghue was a semi-professional football player who also worked as a taxi driver and his mother taught dancing in the ballroom. O'Donoghue was born partly sighted, but by the time he was eight, he was completely blind. 

He was trained for the Blind at Worcester College, where he played blind football for England. O'Donoghue then attended Oxford University's Christ Church where he studied philosophy and modern languages. 

Gray O'Donoghue while working on the BBC news. career, professional life
Image: Gray O'Donoghue while working on the BBC news

His first task was to work for a braille manufacturing department, where he was requested to run the photocopier, given work experience at the BBC.

O'Donoghue joined the BBC after the graduation, becoming a junior reporter on BBC Radio 4's Today program. On the first day of his work, he was asked to bungee jump off Chelsea Bridge. During his career, he has covered stories for BBC News in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the U.S. 

O'Donoghue became a Westminster-based political correspondent in 2004, reporting on radio, television, and internet media. O'Donoghue has been the Chief Political Correspondent for BBC Radio 4 since October 2011, he replaced Norman Smith, mainly reporting for the programs Today and PM.

Personal Life: Wife

O'Donoghue has a very smoothing running life. Gray is a married man. He tied a knot with a Sarah Lewthwaite in the presence of close friends and family. 

As for now, O'Donoghue has a house in Yorkshire with his wife. The couple loves keeping their personal details to themselves, so there is hardly any information about his private life on the internet. 

Children 

Well, the couple shares a daughter together as for now. The pair are living a very blissful life with their daughter. However, there are hardly any details about his daughter and wife. 

Gray O'Donoghue with his daughter. daughter, children, personal life
Image: Gray O'Donoghue with his daughter

Past Relationship 

Gray never had any past relationship before his wife Sarah as he has more focused on his career rather than his personal life. As per speculation, his wife also never had any other affair other than her husband. 

Net Worth & Salary 

As we all know, the BBC is very careful to point out that all employer are getting equal opportunities. But in the case of Gary O'Donoghue, it doesn't practice what it's preaching. The details about his net worth are not disclosed yet, but we assume despite his disability, he might earn a pretty good amount of money from his career. 

Gray O'Donoghue on a vacation with his wife and daughter. wife, spouse, income, earning, net worth
Image: Gray O'Donoghue on vacation with his wife and daughter

As for now, he has a house in Yorkshire. According to some of the reliable source, the average salary for a news anchor is about $83,300, although this may vary from a minimum of $14,000 to a maximum of $875,000 depending on the size of the market and other circumstances.

His salary might also vary on the same range. Gray's fellow worker Wendy Hurrell and Lara Lewington also earn a pretty good amount of money from her successful career. 

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