William Robert Jolyon Turnbull is an English journalist and presenter. He currently works as a presenter for the radio station Cla s sic FM. He worked as a presenter with BBC before joining Cla s sic FM. He was the main male presenter of BBC Breakfast from 2001-2016. He currently presents the religious series Songs of Praise and the game show Think Tank.
He has been married to Sarah McCombie since 1998. The couple tied the knot in March 1988 in the London Borough of Hackney. They share three children; two sons, Henry and Will (born October 1988 and October 1989), and a daughter Flora (born August 1991).
Early Life Of Bill Turnbull
Bill Turnbull, full name William Robert Jolyon “Bill” Turnbull was born on 25 January 1956 in Guildford, Surrey, England. Turnbull is a successful British journalist and presenter, currently works for BBC.
He is famous for presenting BBC Breakfast, which he is currently co-presenting with Louise Minchin every Monday to Wednesday. He got an education from Eton College in Berkshire and went to the University of Edinburgh and there he edited the student newspaper.
Bill Turnbull's Career
Turnbull began his career in 1978 at the Scottish local station Radio Clyde. Turnbull’s career in BBC started as a reporter for the Today Programme in 1986 and Breakfast Time in 1988 as a reporter. He became a correspondent for BBC News in 1990.
He has enclosed many domestic and international stories, reported from over thirty countries counting a four-year time as Washington Correspondent, based in the USA. Bill also presented the regular programs on Radio 5 live.
Turnbull presented BBC Breakfast next to Sian Williams initially and later with Sarah Montague, Carol Kirkwood, Mishal Hussian, and Susanna Reid. He became the main weekday presenter of Breakfast in 2008 rejoining Williams and replacing Dermot Mirnagham
Besides anchoring and journaling, he has appeared in different TV programs. He was a contestant in the third series of Strictly Come Dancing in 2005, pairing with Karen Hardy. In spite of his ankle injury, he stayed in the competition and ended up being sixth among twelve contestants.
He also took part in a polyphasic sleep experiment which was presented on BBC One’s The One Show. He also appeared and performed with BBC News presenters for Children in Need in November 2006.
He has also appeared in an episode of the game show, School’s Out which was broadcasted on BBC One on 11 August 2007. Turnbull was featured in the celebrity version of “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” with his colleague Sian Williams to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Bill Turnbull's Net Worth, Salary, And Other Facts
Bill Turnbull's net worth is expected to be close to millions. He has earned a huge amount of salary from his career.
Turnbull has been one of the best journalists and TV presenters as well. He seems to be satisfied with the salary he is paid by BBC. He has never disclosed his net worth to any media to this date.
Turnbull is also available on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, from where his fan can get regular updates about what’s going in his life and he frequently updates important news. His twitch can be notched on Youtube.
Bill Turnbull's Personal Life
Turnbull is married to Sarah McCombie in March 1988 at the age of 32. His wife has been supporting him and his career. She is his motivator for his height of success. They both made a nice couple. They have two sons, Henry and Will, and a daughter Flora.
They are currently living in Rainbow Chesire since 2012 following BBC Breakfast moved to Salford. He is a fan of Wycombe Wanderers FC and he as well commentates on the home games for online listeners.
Besides journalism, Turnbull has hobbies of beekeeping, chickens, and dancing. He seems to be a bees lover, as he has published a humorous book, The Bad Beekeepers, where he has pointed the ups and downs of beekeeping.
by sushma, 16 Sep, 2021