Jonathan got a law degree and started his media career in local newspapers in Surrey before joining the BBC in 1985 , where he reported for Radio 4’s ‘’Today’’ on the first Gulf War , the fall of the Berlin Wall , human interest stories, and anything to do with music and sport. He also contributed to, and presented , a variety of programmes for Five Live including Up All Night and , in 2009, the Jonathan Maitland show. In the same year he also wrote and presented a series of ‘’Profile’’ programmes for Radio 4.
In the mid 90s he moved to Breakfast News before co-hosting ‘Watchdog’ and ‘Weekend Watchdog’ with Anne Robinson, to audiences of more than 10 million.
He also presented a food series , ‘’The Big Dinner’’, before moving to ITV1 .
For ITV1 he presented the BAFTA nominated ‘’House of Horrors’’ for a decade. He is now the presenter of the channel’s flagship current affairs show ‘’Tonight ’’ – RTS Programme of the Year . He has also hosted three other major ITV1 series : “The Man In The Van” , “Package Holiday Undercover” and the controversial late night political talent show ‘’Vote For Me.”
He’s written five books: the best selling ‘’How To Make Your Million From The Internet (And What To Do If You Don’t )’’; a hugely popular biography of the late Eva Cassidy ; “Flop Idol” ( the story of his wedding band’s attempt to win the Eurovision Song Contest) and “Vote for …Who? (Everything You Wanted To Know About Politics But Were Afraid To Ask.)” . The film rights to his latest book “How to Survive Your Mother” have been bought by ITV. He’s also written for the UK’s leading newspapers , including The Times , Sunday Times, Telegraph, Guardian, Mail, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Standard and Mirror.
He is in his 40s and has 2 step sons . He likes Scrabble , popular music, cricket and golf and supports Charlton Athletic but is not as boring as all this makes him sound.
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