Who is Jo Coburn?
Today we are going to talk about a British journalist, Jo Coburn who is a regular presenter of Politics Live. She previously worked for BBC Breakfast and is a former BBC political correspondent for London, who covered the 2000 London Mayoral election.
Coburn is an occasional relief presenter on the BBC News Channel and has presented on BBC Radio 4 in the past. She can be heard on the weekend current affairs program The World This Weekend.
Throughout her career, Coburn has amassed a hefty sum of amount and she has a blissful personal life as well. So, let's in know in full detail about Jo Coburn.
Jo was born as Joanne Dawn Coburn was born on November 12, 1967, in Hendon, London, England. As of 2019, she is 51 years old and her birth sign is Scorpio. The detail about her family background is unavailable. Additionally, Coburn is Jewish and is an active member of Ealing Liberal Synagogue.
Talking about her educational background, Coburn attended the North London Collegiate School, an independent school for girls in Northwest. She graduated with a Bachelor in Science degree in European Studies with german from the Manchester University. Likewise, she studied Middle Eastern politics at the University of Oxford.
Coburn worked as a regional correspondent for BBC London for four years and joined BBC Breakfast in 2001 as a political correspondent. She has covered some of the important events such as the 2000 London Mayoral election, 2001 general election, Afghanistan and the Iraq war.
In 2008, Coburn joined BBC Two's weekday political program Daily Politics alongside Andrew Neil. From 2019, Andrew and Coburn presents Politics Live. Likewise, she also presented a companion show, Politics Europe and the regional, Sunday Politics London.
Talking about the marital status of this BBC News journalist, the 51-year-old reporter is a married woman. She is relishing her married life with her husband and till date there are no rumors of their separation. Jo along with her husband and kids lives in London.
Jo Coburn's Husband and Kids
Jo Coburn is married to her long time partner, Mark Flanagan, former Downing Street head of strategic communications. The exact date of their nuptials ceremony is not available. Further, Coburn hasn't revealed her dating history with her husband.
At the present moment, Jo and her husband resides in London with their two sons. It seems that the family is having the time of their life.
As of 2019, Jo Coburn has a net worth of $1 million. The primary source of her income is journalism. She currently presents the BBC political television program called Politics Live. She has worked for over 25 years and has amassed a hefty sum of income. Another British journalist, Wendy Hurrell also earns similarly.
How much is Jo Coburn's Salary?
Now talking about Coburn's salary, she earns an annual earning of over $80,000. She has a decent amount of payroll and enjoys a lavish lifestyle. However, she is the strong advocate for equal pay. Her Daily Politics co-presenter Neil earns an annual salary of up to $270,000.
It was revealed that Coburn was paid less than her fellow international editors who were men. She also raised her voice regarding the equal pay. The BBC was said to have a gender pay gap of 7.6 percent in 2018 and it aims to have gender pay parity by 2020.