Nick Ross

TV Show Host

Nick Ross was born in Hampstead, England, United Kingdom on August 7th, 1947 and is the TV Show Host. At the age of 76, Nick Ross biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
August 7, 1947
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Hampstead, England, United Kingdom
76 years old
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Radio Personality, Television Presenter
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Nick Ross Career

He began working part-time for the BBC in Northern Ireland while still a student and reported on the violence as the Troubles became acute. He returned to London and presented British radio programmes such as Radio 4's The World at One, PM and The World Tonight, and moved to TV in 1979 as a reporter for Man Alive on BBC Two. He made several documentaries in a brief stint as a director and producer. "The Biggest Epidemic of Our Times" was a polemic on road accidents which was made for Man Alive but transferred to BBC1. It was later described as a broadcast that "would transform road safety," and according to another commentator, by reframing the whole concept of road safety Ross's campaigning changed public attitudes and public policy to such an extent that, "in significant consequence British mortality rates of people under 50 are among the lowest in the world." Ross also produced and directed two programmes on drug addiction, The Fix and The Cure, which followed an addict called Gina. He presented a law series Out of Court in this period as well as large-scale studio debates.

He was on the presenting team of a short-lived early-evening news programme Sixty Minutes which began in 1983, and was intended as a replacement for Nationwide, but proved an unwieldy format. In the same period he was a founder presenter of the BBC's Breakfast Time on BBC 1, the first regular such programme in this timeslot, from its launch in early 1983, with Frank Bough and Selina Scott, as well as launching Watchdog as a prime time stand-alone consumer series.

Crimewatch (based on a German prototype) began in 1984, and made him a household name in the UK and his regular sign-off, "Don't have nightmares, do sleep well", became a well-known catch-phrase. In 1989 he was asked to present BBC Radio 4's Tuesday morning phone-in, the name of which was changed from Tuesday Call to Call Nick Ross. He resigned in 1997, but received an award as best radio presenter of the year. During the 1991 Gulf War he was a volunteer presenter on the BBC Radio 4 News FM service.

He presented A Week in Politics on Channel 4, then moved to cover BBC Two's live broadcasts of parliament in Westminster with Nick Ross. At one stage in the 1990s he was often doing three mainstream live programmes a day such as Call Nick Ross, Westminster with Nick Ross and Crimewatch. He was used in a variety of BBC formats including chat shows, travel programmes and debates, but was most at home in live studios, often orchestrating debates.

His Crimewatch co-presenter, Jill Dando, was murdered in 1999 and Ross started a campaign to commemorate her, culminating in the establishment of the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at University College London.

In 2000 Ross presented a general knowledge quiz called The Syndicate, aired on BBC 1 which pitted two teams across three rounds on general knowledge.

In late 2007, Ross left Crimewatch, soon followed by his co-presenter Fiona Bruce. The replacement presenter, Kirsty Young, was 21 years younger than Ross and the BBC were accused of ageism over these changes. His 23 years as the main Crimewatch anchor marks him as one of the longest-serving presenters of a continuous series in TV history.

He spent a year creating a major BBC One series The Truth About Crime, which aired in mid-2009 and explained the fall in crime rates and how offending can be reduced further. The show was described by The Times as an "outstanding... sane, insightful and compellingly argued documentary series."

He has since been making other TV shows, such as Secrets of the Crime Museum and science programmes for BBC Radio 4 including an acclaimed re-examination of the Chernobyl disaster Fallout: the Legacy of Chernobyl. His written journalism has included a re-examination of the Air France Flight 447 air crash that provoked controversy on both sides of the Atlantic.

He made a guest appearance on Are You Being Served?, playing himself in the last episode "The Pop Star", broadcast in April 1985, and has appeared on other shows, including Have I Got News for You.

Ross was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2021 Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting, charity and crime prevention.


Paula Vennells, the ex-Post Office boss, was 'overpromoted' and 'dim', according to one insider, January 14, 2024
Reverend Paula Vennells (left), the Post Office's deeply religious chief executive, was already mired in the Horizon IT scandal when she accepted a panel discussion on business ethics. The talk, which was attended by City firm executives, was held at Canary Wharf in London in May 2018. Ms Vennells declared herself 'proud of the Post Office, a truly unique group in terms of its values', apparently unconcerned by the crisis unfolding on her watch - and without mentioning it. She began describing how her values came from God's 'glorious' and went into the subject of making mistakes. "When we mess up,' she told the audience, "my faith tells me that I can be forgiven, that shortfalls are a perfectly human thing to do and that I can always start over; always, always, always start again.' You should do it right. 'And for me, it was incredibly liberating because... you can get it wrong and then move forward.'

'They've taken eight years of my life': Barry George expresses fury at being wrongly convicted of Jill Dando's murder in trailer for upcoming Netflix documentary about presenter's killing in 1999, August 30, 2023
Jill Dando's assassination in April 26, 1999 shocked the country, becoming one of Britain's most high-profile and complicated police probes. Now, a recently posted trailer for a upcoming Netflix documentary series about Ms Dando's murder before his conviction was quashed in 2008. In the trailer, he says, 'It makes me mad that they have lived eight years of my life.' After suffering a single gunshot wound to the head, the presenter was discovered by neighbors slumped against her front door in Fulham (top right, police at the scene), West London, in a pool of blood. At the time of her death, she was best known for co-presenting the BBC One programme Crimewatch with Nick Ross.

Fiona Bruce has been unfairly chastised in the 'wife beater' row,' according to Nick Ross, March 14, 2023
After being accused of trivializing domestic abuse, radio presenter Nick Ross (right in inset) has condemned the 'extraordinary amount of violence' from women toward Fiona Bruce (left). Ms Bruce was forced to resign as a representative for domestic violence charity Refuge after she came under fire for intervening when Boris Johnson's father Stanley (right) was portrayed as a 'wife beater' on the BBC1's Question Time program last week. When Ross, who co-hosted Crimewatch with Ms Bruce for seven years, said it was 'unfair' to accuse the presenter of 'throwing paraffin on the fires,' she said. Ms Nazeer wrote a letter on Friday, the morning after the show, saying the charity was "shocked" by Ms Bruce's "harmful" response as she campaigned against domestic violence with Women's Aid and other charities as a social media storm raged.