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Alastair Burnet was a British journalist and broadcaster.

Relationship Facts of Alastair Burnet

Alastair Burnet is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Alastair Burnet?

Alastair Burnet was married to Maureen Sinclair at the time of his death. The pair married in 1958.

Alastair Burnet: Biography in Details

Who was Alastair Burnet?

Alastair Burnet was a British journalist and broadcaster. People mostly recognize him for his work in news and current affairs programs. Additionally, he was also a journalist for ‘The Economist’ and ‘Daily Express’.

Alastair Burnet: Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Burnet was born in Sheffield, the United Kingdom on July 12, 1928. There are not many details available about his early life and childhood. He was of English nationality. Furthermore, he belonged to mixed ethnicity of Scottish and English.

Talking about his education, Burnet was educated at the Leys School. Additionally, he also studied history at Worcester College, Oxford.

Alastair Burnet: Career, Salary, Net Worth

After his graduation, Burnet worked as a reporter for ‘The Glasgow Herald’. He eventually joined ‘The Economist’ in 1958. There, he worked as a sub-editor, leader writer, and associate editor. Additionally, he soon became a political editor for ‘ITN’. Furthermore, he was also the main anchor for the ITV network’s coverage of the 1964, 1966, and 1970 General Elections. He left ITN in 1965.

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Caption: Alastair Burnet (Source: Daily Mail)

In addition, Burnet worked as a broadcaster and interviewer for Associated-Rediffusion’s weekly current affairs program ‘This Week’. He also joined the ‘Daily Express’ as editor and resigned after 18 months. Additionally, Burnet also worked as a writer for ‘Queen Elizabeth II: 60 Glorious Years and ‘The British Connection’. Furthermore, he was also a director for ‘ITV News at Ten’.

He also worked briefly for the BBC and he also fronted their General Election coverage. His final ITN appearance was in his final edition of ‘News at Ten’ on 29 August 1991. He died on 20 July 2012, at his nursing home in Kensington. There are no details about what his salary and net worth were at the time of his death. He also authored several books including ‘In Person: The Prince and Princess of Wales.

Burnet was knighted in the 1984 New Year Honours. Additionally, he won several awards in his career including three BAFTA Richard Dimbleby awards.

Rumors, Controversy

Burnet was not part of any notable controversies in his career.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Talking about his body measurement, there are no details about Burnet’s height. His hair color was grey and his eye color was blue.

Social Media

Burnet was not active on the social media platform while he was alive.

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