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Steve Richards

Knowledge Identifier: +Steve_Richards


Steve Richards

British TV presenter and chief political columnist for The Independent newspaper add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1960.

Country: United Kingdom (100%)

Main connections: BBC, The Daily Telegraph, Neil Kinnock

Linked to: The Daily Telegraph, London College of Communication, New Statesman, The Independent




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Steve Richards was born in 1960 add something


Richards was educated at Christ's College, formerly a state grammar school, in Finchley, North London, and graduated in History at the University of York in 1981 before securing a place on a journalism course at the London College of Printing add something


He worked in local radio and regional TV in Newcastle before becoming a BBC political correspondent in 1990 add something


In 1996 he became Political Editor for the "New Statesman" while continuing to present on radio and TV. In 2000 he became a political columnist at "The Independent" and "Independent on Sunday" add something


In 2012, "The Daily Telegraph" ranked Richards as the 34th most influential person of the British left, reporting that his journalism has the attention of the leaders of the UK's top three political parties add something


In early 2017, he presented a series of unscripted television talks on modern Prime Ministers entitled "Leadership Reflections", with episodes about Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron, broadcast on BBC Parliament add something


In late 2017, Richards is presenting another series of unscripted reflections, this time on major political Turning Points add something


In 2018, he presented another series of unscripted episodes for BBC Parliament, entitled "Reflections: The Prime Ministers We Never Had", which profiled Rab Butler, Denis Healey, Tony Benn, Roy Jenkins, Neil Kinnock, Michael Heseltine, Kenneth Clarke, Michael Portillo, and David Miliband and Ed Miliband add something