TV news presenter Nicholas Owen started his media career on a local Surrey newspaper nearly fifty years ago. Working in Fleet Street in its heyday and then moving into television, he was ITN's Royal Correspondent at the time of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. In 2007 he returned to BBC news as a presenter. He has experienced the ups and downs of interviewing society's movers and shakers and the drama of live television. He has also had a fleeting appearance on Strictly Come Dancing, is the author of two publications on transport and is the voice of the announcements on the Croydon Tramlink.
His autobiography, Days like this, traces his journey from unhappy early childhood to successful media presenter through a series of lucky breaks, hard work, and recognising and snapping up opportunities as and when they presented themselves. (Rivendell)… (more)