Valerie Sanderson

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Journalist (1960)
Thu Apr 21 2022
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Relationship Timeline Of Valerie Sanderson

Husband : John Humphrys
Valerie Sanderson married to John Humphrys after dating for some year.

Who is Valerie Sanderson?

Do you know who is currently presenting The Newsroom? Well, a British Journalist, presenter Valerie Sanderson is one of the main presenters of this show on the BBC World Service

Valerie Sanderson was born in 1960 in Nottingham England to the British parents. Talking about her age, she is around 58 - 59 years old. Sanderson holds British citizenship and is of white ethnicity. As far as her education, she studied at St Andrews University. Then later, she graduated from the University of Emory in Atlanta, Georgia.

Valerie Sanderson at The Newsroom
Image: Valerie Sanderson at The Newsroom 

In 1985, Sanderson started to work on BBC as a producer on Radio 4's Today programme. Likewise, she was a reporter for BBC's Breakfast News and the Today program. She has also been on the Plymouth-based Spotlight program since 1989. In 1994, she assisted launch Radio Five Live. In 1997, Valerie was one of the launch presenters for BBC News 24 and could often be seen presenting alongside Bill Turnbull or Chris Eakin

Moreover, Valerie Sanderson was one of the main presenters of World Briefing on the BBC World Service. She introduces the daily audio news podcast Newspod of the BBC from time to time. World Briefing was substituted in April 2013 by The Newsroom that Sanderson continues to present. Being one of the prominent journalist of BBC and the main presenter of BBC World Service, her works is admires by many journalist like Carrie Gracie and Roger Hearing.

Married Life: Husband, Children, Divorce

As of now, Tv reporter is reported to be single. However, she was once married to her former husband John Humphrys as a second wife. Well, he is a Welsh broadcaster who currently serves on the BBC Radio 4 programme Today as a presenter.

Valerie Sanderson with his husband, John Humphrys. Know more about her marriage, nuptial, wedding date and venue, marital relationship, love partner, husband , spouse and other matrimonial details
Image: Valerie Sanderson with his husband, John Humphrys

Sanderson and John haven't shared any details about their wedding details to the media. As per some wiki, they first met back in 2 June 2000, when John was 56 years old. Later, after being in a marital relationship for several years, they subsequently separated. 

After the divorce, Valerie Sanderson remains as a single but John started to date with the journalist Catherine Bennett in 2009. Along with this, it was revealed in April 2017 that he was in a partnership with Sarah Butler-Sloss, Preston Candover's daughter of Lord Sainsbury and Baroness Butler-Sloss' former daughter-in-law.


The former couple shares one son, Owen James from their marital relationship. Their baby son was born on 2 June 2000 whose age is 19 years. 

Valerie Sanderson with her former husband John  and a son
Image: Valerie Sanderson with her former husband John and a son 

Nevertheless, Sanderson is living a single life along with her family and son, keeping all the data behind the curtains.

Net Worth & Salary

TV presenter, Valerie Sanderson has summed a surplus fortune from her journalism career. Likewise, she has earned a good salary of over $70,000 annually at BBC. Similarly, Sanderson was one of BBC News 24's initial presenters when it was launched in 1997.

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