Peter Bowes Biography
Peter Bowes is an American Reporter/Correspondent working with the BBC News London team where he serves the station as a Correspondent in the West Coast. Additionally, he works as a creator and host with Live Long and Master Aging(LLAMA) which is a podcast exploring the science and stories behind human longevity.
Peter Bowes Date of Birth / Birthday
Bowes prefers to keep his age and birthdates away from social media. However, we will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Peter Bowes Measurements/Height
He stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Peter Bowes Partner/ Wife
Bowes prefers to keep information about his marital status away from the public hence it is not known if he is in marriage. However, we will update this information once it’s available to the public.
Peter Bowes Kids/Children
Bowes prefers to keep information about whether or not he has any children away from the public. It is therefore not known if he has any children at the moment. He is however a proud dog dad to his two dogs Charley, and Luna, which he frequently posts on his Instagram account. His puppy dog, Luna turned 13 weeks old on the 10th of March. However, we will update the information once it’s available.
Peter Bowes Relatives/ Family
Bowes was born in Sedgefield, County Durham, England to his loving and caring parents. He moved to the States in the year 1996 and later became a citizen in the year 2008. However, he manages to keep information about his family away from the public. We will update the information once it’s available.
Peter Bowes Schooling/Education
Bowes attended Sunderland Polytechnic located in North East England. This was after studying biology. He graduated from the Sunderland Polytechnic in the year 1983.
Peter Bowes Profession
Bowes works with the BBC News team where he serves the station as a Correspondent. While in Los Angeles, he covers news, hosts podcasts, makes documentaries, and hosts radio shows. The year 2020 saw him found HealthSpa Media LLC in order to produce media content focusing on the biology of food, mindfulness, exercise, and ageing.
He covers the Covid 19 pandemic, breaking news around the United States, and the Biden administration. His reports are found on BBC television, radio and digital services which include PBS stations in the United States. Prior to his journalism career, he was initially working in research for the Media Research Council in London.
Later on, he made a switch of careers and trained as a broadcast journalist at London’s National Broadcasting School. His broadcasting career began in the year 1984. Since then, he has been able to work with a number of UK commercial radio stations including Piccadilly Radio, Radio Tees, LBC, Viking Radio, and Pennine Radio.
Late in the mid-1980s, which was a turbulent time in the UK, he reported on the 12-month coal industry strike. This led him into interviewing leading political and union figures such as Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. Additionally, he also covered the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal. This is a story involving the alleged misreporting of child abuse by local doctors.
He is a proud member of the British film and television Academy, BAFTA. Additionally, he has also covered many Hollywood celebrities which include Harrison Ford, Kirk Douglas, Cher, and the community music legend Glen Campbell. In addition, he also covered the Oscars ceremony since the year 1996. Additionally, he is also the co-owner with Andy Hollins, of the indie production company, The Radio Organization.
He states that the person he would love to interview most is the oldest person in the world. Additionally, he states that his favourite news reporter is Stan Chambers as he works despite being at the age of 80 and has been on-air for more than 50 years and still has the enthusiasm of someone who is just starting out in the business. Stan was working with the LA TV station.
Away from work, he best describes himself as a stubborn, happy, and determined being. Additionally, he enjoys swimming, working on his environmentally friendly ranch, cycling, watching movies, running, and going to the beach.
Peter Bowes Radio 1
The year 1989 and 1996 saw him work as a reporter and newsreader for BBC Radio 1, BBC’s leading music radio station. Additionally, he was also part of the on-air team at the Breakfast Show where he was working alongside DJs such as Steve Wright, Simon Moyo and Mark Goodier. In addition, he was also presenting the news on the Simon Bates programme and was working as a host for the lunch-time/evening editions of Newsbeat.
Additionally, he was the first network broadcaster to have an interview with Margaret Thatcher’s successor, John Major. This is after he took over as the leader of the British Conservative party and Prime Minister. He has also been able to travel to South Africa. On his trip there, to cover the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, he was privileged to meet and interview Archbishop Desmond Tutu in his home at Soweto.
Since joining the BBC team in the year 1988, he has been able to work on The World at One, BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, and PM. Additionally, he has also covered the Lockerbie Pan Am bombing and the Hillsborough football disaster.
Peter Bowes Income
Bowes receives an annual income ranging between $30,000 and $90,000.
Peter Bowes Net Worth
Through Bowes’ career as a Reporter/Correspondent, he has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges between $1million and $1.5 million.
Peter Bowes Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Bowes is active on his social media accounts. He has about 180 followers on his Facebook Page, about 4,250 followers on his Twitter account, and around 490 followers on his Instagram account.