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Nick Owen is the main presenter on BBC Midlands Today. Nick has worked in regional and national TV since the late Seventies. He came to national prominence in 1983 as one of the first faces to appear on breakfast television in Britain.
Nick was born in 1947 and educated at Shrewsbury School. He was awarded a BA (Honours) in Classics at Leeds University. His career in journalism started on the Doncaster Evening Post. Nick then worked on the Birmingham Post and what was then BBC Radio Birmingham before joining ATV Network's sports department – covering the World Cup in 1982.
When Central won the Independent Television franchise in the Midlands, Nick became a general presenter and teamed up with Anne Diamond for the first time.
In 1983 he joined TV AM as sports presenter, but took over the main presenting role within eight weeks. He renewed his partnership with Anne Diamond and they presented the main programme together until late 1986.
Nick then joined ITV Sport as presenter of their flagship programme Midweek Sport Special. He also hosted the Olympic Games for ITV in 1988 and the World Cup in 1990, as well as a variety of other sports programmes, including athletics and boxing. He went on to anchor the game shows Sporting Triangles and Hitman, as well as presenting all of ITV's Royal Premieres between 1986 and 1992.
Nick moved to the BBC to co-present Good Morning With Anne And Nick on BBC One from 1992 until May 1996 – a total of 600 programmes.
In 2006, he was awarded the Baird Medal by the Royal Television Society, Midlands, for lifelong achievement in television.
Nick is a father of four grown-up children, is a past President of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, and current chairman of Luton Town Football Club.
In 2004, Nick published his autobiography, In The Time of Nick.
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