Martin Stanford

Verified by our team
Journalist, Media Advisor (1958)
Mon Aug 19 2019
By   Sarthak

Who is Martin Stanford?

Journalists always provides the latest updates and news to the people. They are the ones who speak to millions of people across the globe. And today we are going to talk about a famous journalist who is one of the respected news presenter of the United Kingdom. We are talking about the 61-year-old, Martin Stanford, who was the first British newsreader to announce the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Well, Martin is also famous for his association with the British news organization, Sky News having worked for the channel from 1991 to 2016. Throughout his career, Stanford has amassed a giant fortune and relishes his personal life. Young journalist like Lara Lewington are following Stanford's footsteps. So, without any ado, let's know about his personal life.

Martin Stanford, a former news presenter for Sky News; Know about his personal life, net worth, income
Image: Martin Stanford, a former news presenter for Sky News

Martin Stanford was born on May 2, 1958, in  Didcot, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. As of 2019, he is 61 years old and his birth sign is Taurus. There is not much information about his early life and family background.

Stanford presented a number of different programs on Sky News including  Sunrise, Sky News at Ten and Sky News Today. Sadly, he announced his departure from Sky News in April 2016, after working there for more than 25 years. Well, he is the winner of the RTS Innovation of the Year Award in 2008. As per reports, Martin worked as an usher at the Royal wedding. 

The award-winning anchor/presenter, Martin Stanford currently works as a freelance anchor for the BBC World News Channel. Also, he works as a senior presenter at IBC TV which is an online TV service.

Martin Stanford; Know about his personal life and professional career
Image: Martin Stanford

Further, Martin is the Chair of Governors at St George's School, Windsor Castle and an advisor on chorister recruitment at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he is also a Vice-Captain of the Lay Stewards.

Personal Life with Spouse and Children

Talking about his personal life, Martin Stanford is a married man and he is relishing his marital solidarity with his spouse. Martin is married to his longtime wife, Sarah Stanford. The couple has been married since May 7, 1994. Their wedding ceremony was held on Phyllis Court Club. As of now, they have crossed over 25 years of togetherness as a husband and wife.

Martin Stanford with his wife, Sarah Stanford; Know about their relationship, wedding, children
Image: Martin Stanford with his wife, Sarah Stanford

Martin and his wife, Sarah are proud parents of a son named Ted Stanford. Together the family resides in Windsor, Berkshire. Martin's spouse Sarah manages a pet care business called, Datchet Dog Walking.

Martin Stanford and his wife Sarah's anniversary image; Know about their married, personal life, kids
Image: Martin Stanford and his wife Sarah's anniversary image

To date, the Stanford couple has not been involved in any controversies. There are no rumors about their separation, instead they seems to be enjoying their companionship. On May 7, 2019, Martin shared a picture with his partner on the occasion of their marriage anniversary.

Net Worth and Salary

The former news presenter of Sky News, Martin Stanford has a net worth of $5 million as of 2019. As per sources, Stanford has amassed a huge fortune from his professional career as a journalist.

As of now, Martin works as a freelance anchor for the BBC World News channel and also as a media advisor. Lyse Doucet, a Canadian journalist who is the BBC's chief international correspondent also has a similar net worth.

So, how much was his salary at Sky News where he worked for more than 25 years? As per sources, Martin earned a hefty annual salary of over $180,000.

More Biography