Jeremy Paxman

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Paxman in 2014

Jeremy Dickson Paxman[1][2] (born 11 May 1950) is an English broadcaster, journalist, author, and television presenter. He was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire. He joined the BBC in 1972. He worked on Tonight and Panorama before becoming a newsreader for the BBC Six O'Clock News and later a presenter on Breakfast Time.

In 1989, he became a presenter for the BBC Two programme Newsnight.[3] He was known for his tough and aggressive interviewing skills.[4] In 2014, Paxman left Newsnight after 25 years as its presenter.[5] He was the presenter of University Challenge from 1994 to 2023.

In May 2021, Paxman revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.[6]

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  1. "PAXMAN, Jeremy Dickson". Who's Who 2009 (Online ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. December 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2009. (subscription required)
  2. Burrell, Ian (25 August 2007). "Jeremy Paxman: The outsider". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 4 February 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  3. "Jeremy Paxman to publish BBC memoirs". BBC. 1 December 2014. Archived from the original on 8 April 2017.
  4. Mosey, Roger (20 April 2005). "BBC and the 'Paxman Problem'". BBC News. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2013.
  5. Hannah Ellis-Petersen "Jeremy Paxman to quit Newsnight after 25 years" Archived 1 May 2016 at the Wayback Machine,, 30 April 2014
  6. Jeremy Paxman diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease The Guardian