Colin Brazier Biography
English journalist Colin Brazier (born March 28, 1968) presently works for LBC. He formerly worked for GB News from 2021 to 2022 and Sky News from 1997 to 2021. Alongside Jayne Secker, he has co-hosted Sky News Today on the channel since September 2014, but he has also hosted a variety of other shows. Brazier hosted Saturday Live on the channel from 2005 to 2011. When the GB News schedule was changed in September 2022, it was revealed that Brazier’s program, Brazier, would be replaced and that he would be leaving the network.
Colin Brazier Age
On March 28, 1968, Colin Brazier was born in Bradford, England, where he still resides. He is also an Aries, according to the zodiac. He will be 55 years old in 2023. In addition, he was born a citizen of the United Kingdom.
Colin Brazier Height
As of right now, Colin has kept his personal matters very private. On the other hand, as soon as we learn more about his measurements and eye color, we’ll update the website.
Colin Brazier Education
Brazier was present when the Bradford City stadium caught fire in 1985. At Cardiff University, where he went by the name Colin Eshellby, he studied English literature and was chosen to hold the position of communications officer for the Cardiff University Students’ Union for a year. After that, he worked for a short time at The Observer while receiving his journalism training at The Northern Echo and the Yorkshire Post.
Colin Brazier Parents
Brazier’s mother, a nurse, raised him after his birth in Bradford. Brazier, who spent the majority of his youth estranged from his father, went by the name Eshellby until he was reunited with him. As a result, he has never mentioned his parents’ names anywhere online since he values keeping them private.
Colin Brazier Wife
With Joanna Roughton, who was the editor of Reuters Asia at the time and later served as Sky’s head of foreign news from 1999 to 2002, Brazier had six children. Brazier and his family appeared on Sky News in 2017 to discuss Sky’s Ocean Rescue initiative. At age 55, Roughton passed away from breast cancer in July 2018.
Colin Brazier Religion
As a devout Catholic who has written for the Catholic Herald, Brazier is. He has admitted that he feels “ill at ease” around contemporary burial customs.
Colin Brazier LBC
In addition to anchoring studio coverage, Brazier covered politics, the Royal Family, and many foreign postings when he first joined Sky News in 1997. During the 2003 invasion, Brazier was the first British journalist to enter Iraq alongside coalition forces. His documentary, Brothers in Baghdad, was later shortlisted for the 48th Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Julian Morrison, his producer, was allegedly beaten by Brazier in December 2004 following an altercation that occurred after a company Christmas party in Brussels. After suffering a fractured nose and chipped teeth, Morrison went to the hospital and missed several days of work. The event resulted to the recall of Brazier to London.
In 2006, Brazier was the first journalist to travel with Israeli forces into Southern Lebanon. He performed one of Muammar Gaddafi’s final interviews in 2009, which was one of his last interviews. Brazier authored an essay for the New Statesman in which he described his interactions with the tyrant at his Libyan compound.
He was the only contender from Sky for Presenter of the Year at the 2014 Royal Television Society Awards because of his work covering the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines from Nairobi. Following the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in July 2014, Brazier was caught on camera messing with a victim’s belongings. Thereafter, Brazier received widespread media criticism and resignation requests. Ofcom received more than 100 complaints about Brazier’s behavior. Brazier expressed regret and acknowledged that his acts were “a serious error of judgment” in an article that appeared in The Guardian on July 22, 2014.
He covered various incidents in 2015, such as the terrorist acts in Tunisia and the earthquake in Nepal. For his coverage of the European migrant crisis in 2016, he was nominated for a BAFTA and received an International Emmy Award.
It was revealed that Brazier was switching from Sky News to GB News in February 2021. He co-hosted the daytime “news, interview, and debate” show Brazier & Muroki on the network with Mercy Muroki. When a new show took its place in August 2021, Brazier’s sole function as a presenter was to stand in for Andrew Neil at 8 o’clock. Neil quit his job as host of GB News in September 2021, and Brazier was handed a regular program at 8 p.m. dubbed Brazier. In January 2022, Mark Steyn’s new program Steyn took up the 8 pm Monday–Friday time slot left by Brazier’s 8 pm weekday show, which was moved to 4-6 pm. Since January 2022, GB News Radio has broadcast his weekly television program Brazier on the radio.
He was fired by GB News in September 2022 as part of a restructuring. In April 2023, Brazier began appearing on the LBC 10 pm–1 am phone-in show after serving as a cover presenter for a few weeks.
Colin Brazier Salary
Colin Brazier has kept a lot of information about his personal life private. He does, however, undoubtedly get a nice salary because he works for a reputable television network.
Colin Brazier’s Net Worth
Over the years, Colin has increased his net worth. He is used to having a net worth between $1 million and $5 million as of the year 2023.
Colin Brazier Awards
For his report from Afghanistan, he won the New York TV Awards’ gold prize. He was the first British journalist to ever enter Iraq with a coalition soldier during the invasion in 2003. Additionally, he was the first journalist to enter Southern Lebanon in 2006 alongside Israeli forces.
Colin Brazier Author
Sticking Up For Siblings, written by Brazier in 2013, was inspired by his experiences as the parent of six young children.