Amol Rajan Biography – Amol Rajan Wiki
Amol Rajan is an Indian-born British journalist and broadcaster working for BBC News. From May 2021 Rajan is Media Editor and a presenter of the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. He is also a regular stand-in presenter on BBC Radio 2. He was editor of The Independent newspaper from June 2013. When The Independent announced it was dropping the print edition in February 2016, and continuing as only an online operation, Rajan was retained for a period as “editor-at-large”. He was state school educated at Graveney School and read English at Downing College, Cambridge, where he contributed to Varsity. He was editor of the student newspaper for a term in 2005. At the age of 18, he worked in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for one year during his gap year. He was the secondary presenter on The Wright Stuff, the daytime talk show on the Five network, during its 2006–2007 series. He was also a researcher on the programme.
He joined The Independent newspaper in August 2007, where he worked as a news reporter, sports correspondent, columnist, comment editor, and editor of Independent Voices. He has also written a Monday column for the London Evening Standard, restaurant criticism for The Independent on Sunday, and has contributed to The Salisbury Review. The latter publication, according to Rajan, “still publishes writing on politics, history, and culture that is among the finest produced in English today. It is frequently offensive, and I cannot say I often agree with its editorial position, but that is all the more reason to read it.”In 2013, he became the first non-white editor of a national newspaper when his Independent appointment was announced. When The Independent proprietor Evgeny Lebedev announced a move to digital-only in February 2016, with the imminent closure of the print edition, it emerged that Rajan would remain with the company to help facilitate the change in direction. For about eighteen months before becoming editor of The Independent, he was the media advisor of Lebedev, the son of Alexander Lebedev, a former KGB economic attache. During an October 2019 broadcast he presented for Radio 2 in 2019, journalist Peter Oborne accused him of engaging in “client” and “crony” journalism.
His role as editor-at-large for The Independent website ended after he was appointed as the BBC’s first Media Editor in November 2016, and he assumed his new post on 12 December 2016. He has also hosted The Big Debate on the BBC Asian Network. Since 2017, Rajan has provided holiday cover for several presenters on BBC Radio 2, including Simon Mayo, Jeremy Vine, and Zoe Ball. Rajan has occasionally presented The One Show. From May 2017, he has presented The Media Show on BBC Radio 4 in succession to Steve Hewlett. Now since 17 May 2021, he is the fifth presenter of Today, he has stopped presenting The Media Show.
Amol Rajan Age
He was born was on July 4, 1983 in Kolkata, India.
Amol Rajan Wife
In September 2013, he married his wife the academic Charlotte Faircloth, in Cambridge. They live in London and are parents of two children.
Amol Rajan Children
He is a father of two children.
Amol Rajan Instagram
Amol Rajan’s Instagram account is @amolrajan.