Nicholas Owen is a presenter with BBC News, appearing on BBC1’s Six O’Clock News, Ten O’Clock News, BBC Breakfast, and the Corporation’s 24-hour News Channel. He rejoined the Corporation in March 2007. For well over a decade before that he hosted all ITN's major bulletins, including Channel Four News and News at Ten. Nicholas Owen began his journalistic career on the Surrey Mirror in 1964 before moving to Fleet Street in 1968. He worked for the Evening Standard and the Daily Telegraph, then spent seven years with the Financial Times In 1981 he switched to television reporting, joining the BBC in the North of England, covering general and industrial stories for both regional and national news and current affairs programmes. For many years he has hosted the Royal Television Society Awards for the Northern region. He joined ITN as Channel Four News Business and Economics Correspondent in 1984. During the first Gulf War Nicholas presented the highly-acclaimed Midnight Special Programmes when they were launched on Channel Four. He anchored The Parliament Programme, Channel Four's first daytime political series, and presented ITV1's live programmes covering successive Budgets. Nicholas was born in 1947. He has a close interest in transport matters, especially railways and light rail schemes. His publications include a history of the British trolleybus. He struggles to play golf and bridge, is married to a newspaper journalist, has four children - and four grandchildren.