Knowledge Identifier: +Jeremy_Paxman
Born in 1950.
Countries: United Kingdom (61%), Iraq (10%), United States (8%)
Linked to: University Challenge, Malvern College, St Catharine's College, Cambridge, Charterhouse School
In 1996 Paxman received BAFTA's Richard Dimbleby Award for "outstanding presenter in the factual arena
On 13 May 1997 he spoke with Michael Howard in what became the programme's most notorious interview
He got another Richard Dimbleby Award in 2000 and was nominated for the award in 2001 and 2002
Charles Kennedy - In 2002, the journalist Jeremy Paxman claimed Kennedy was often drunk, and asked him if he drank privately "by yourself, a bottle of whisky late at night-"
In 2004 Paxman raised the subject again with Howard, by leader of the Conservative Party
Luciano Pavarotti - In an interview in 2005 with Jeremy Paxman on the BBC, Pavarotti rejected the allegation that he could not read music, although he acknowledged he did not read orchestral scores
In 2006 he received an honorary doctorate from the Open University
Tom Hunter - In July 2007 in interview with Jeremy Paxman on BBC Two's "Newsnight" programme, it was reported that Hunter had pledged to donate a further £1 billion to charity
Piers Morgan - On 23 May 2012, the "Newsnight" presenter Jeremy Paxman was a witness at the Leveson Inquiry
In a February 2013 episode of "University Challenge" Paxman's chastisement of UCL student Tom Tyszczuk Smith's incorrect answer, led to the presenter being labelled "rude", "nasty" and a "bully"
Britain's Great War - Paxman will present "Britain's Great War" in 2014
Newsnight - On 30 April 2014, main presenter Jeremy Paxman announced that he will be leaving his role on "Newsnight" later in the year
Evan Davis - On 21 July 2014, it was announced that Davis would replace Jeremy Paxman as presenter of "Newsnight" starting in Autumn 2014
On 26 March 2015 Paxman co-presented, with Kay Burley, " David Cameron and Ed Miliband Live: The Battle for Number 10", in which he interviewed both British Prime Minister David Cameron and Opposition Leader Ed Miliband regarding their track record in politics and their plans if elected Prime Minister in the general election set for May of that year
In July 2016, Paxman was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Exeter for achievements in the field of broadcasting and journalism
In 2017, Paxman's interviews of Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May for the upcoming general election were labelled 'embarrassing'