Bill Turnbull | Biography

Posted On: 24 May, 2014


Bill Turnbull | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth January 25, 1956
Age 61 Years 3 Month(s)
Nationality British
Profession Journalist
Wife/Spouse Sarah McCombie
Girlfriend Not yet
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Divorced? No
Married Yes
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Height 173 cm
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Henry and Will (sons), Flora (daughter)

A British Journalist and presenter Bill Turnbull was born on 25 January, 1956 in Guildford, Surrey, England, UK. He is popular among people for presenting BBC Breakfast. His birth name is William Robert Jolyon "Bill" Turnbull. He was enrolled at the Eton College in Berkshire and later at the University of Edinburgh. At the University he worked as the editor of the student’s magazine. He has now reached 58 years old in his age.

Bill started his career at the Scottish local station Radio Clyde in 1978. Later in 1968, he joined the BBC network as a reporter for the Today Program and in 1988 became the reporter for the Breakfast Time. In 1977, he became the one of the main presenters on BBC News 24 based in UK, alongside Valerie Sanderson. He was also the one to cover many domestic as well as international news including reports of over thirty countries. Bill also used to present the regular programs in Radio 5 Live.

Turnbull presents BBC Breakfast alongside sian williams initially and later Sarah Montague, Mishal Hussain, carol kirkwood and susanna reid since 2001. He also appeared as a relief presenter of News at Six and News at One. Bill was the one to cover many events including Hurricane Katrina, 2005 London Bombings, 2008 US presidential election, as well as 2012 US presidential election. He has already presented his BBC Breakfast show from various locations and currently is presenting the show from Salford, with Louise Minchin.

Turnbull is also popular among people for his TV appearances. He was the contestant in the 3rd series of Strictly Come Dancing 2005, a BBC dancing competition, partnered with Karen Hardy. Despite being injured in the second week, Bill acquired the sixth position out of twelve contestants. He also participated and won an episode of BBC celebrity Game Show School's out broadcast on BBC One and in 2007 appeared in a game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Alongside his co-presenter is sian williams. Turnbull along with Williams also won the BBC show Pointless and gave the money to the charity. In 2012, Bill also appeared in the Music video of Professor Green and in the following year, he appeared the BBC’s flagship religious program Songs of Praise. He also had other TV appearances in the shows including Smart, Celebrity Mastermind, Around the World, Would I lie to You? The Wedding of River Song.

His hobbies are beekeeping, dancing and running. As Bill is much interested in bees, he published the Bad Keepers Club. This book was about the ups and downs in beekeeping. He also participated in London Marathon and Great North Run for number of times. He also received the honorary doctorate from the Bucks New University.

Regarding his personal life, he married Sarah McCombie in March 1988 in the London Borough of Hackney. The couples are also blessed with three children including two sons and a daughter. Bill along with his wife and children live at Rainow, Chesire. The name of their sons is Henry and Will and daughter’s name is Flora.

Bill is the one of the journalists who has reached the great height of success and more than three decades of experience. He receives good salary but has not disclosed his net worth to media till date.

His updates can also be known by following him on twitter and Instagram. His page can also be liked in Facebook. His twitch can also be watched in YouTube. Bill’s biography can also accessed via wiki and IMDB.