Michael Cole (public relations)

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Michael Cole is a former BBC journalist. He was their Royal Correspondent. After leaving the BBC, he worked as Director of Public affairs for Harrods. He was also spokesman for Harrod's owner Mohamed Al Fayed.

Cole began his career in newspapers. He then worked in television.[1] He worked for the BBC from 1968 to 1988.[2]

In 1973, the BBC sent him to Israel. His job there was to report on the Yom Kippur War.[3]

After leaving the BBC he started to work for Harrods.[1] He left Harrods in 1998. He left to take early retirement. He was then 55 years old.[1][4]

He is now chair of his own company. It is called Michael Cole & Company Limited. It is a public relations and broadcasting company.[5]

He has also written for the East Anglian Daily Times newspaper.[2] He has appeared as a panellist on Have I Got News for You.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Boggan, Steve (1998). "Conspiracies abound as Cole quits 'toughest job in PR'". The Independent. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Geater, Paul (2012-11-07). "Suffolk journalist reveals life at the BBC in Savile era". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  3. Graves, Keith (2004-07-05). "Inside Egypt with Israeli troops". BBC Online. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  4. "Cole steps down as Harrods spokesman". BBC Online. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  5. "Michael Cole & Company Limited - public relations and broadcasting". Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  6. "Have I Got News for You Season 18 Episode 5 Gyles Brandreth, Michael Cole". TV.com. Retrieved 16 February 2017.