Alastair Burnet Bio

(journalist and broadcaster)

Relationship Statistics of Alastair Burnet

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

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’s 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 a 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’s 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.

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 award.

Alastair Burnet’s Rumors, Controversy

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

Alastair Burnet’s Body Measurement

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

Alastair Burnet’s Social Media

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

References: (theguardian.com, economist.com, bbc.com)

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