Glenn Campbell

1976 -

Broadcaster and political journalist. Born on Islay in the Inner Hebrides, Campbell was educated at Islay High School and the University of Glasgow. He began in commercial radio, presenting the Scot FM news magazine Lunchtime Live, which won a Sony Award in 1999.

He joined BBC Radio Scotland in 2001, where he presented Politics Tonight and still contributes to the long-running breakfast news programme Good Morning Scotland and to Newsdrive in the early evening. He serves as the BBC Scotland's chief political correspondent, reporting from the Scottish Parliament. Campbell is also a regular presenter of Reporting Scotland and Newsnight Scotland on television. He reported from Macedonia during the Kosovo War (1998-99), New York in the days after 9/11 in 2001 and Gleneagles throughout the G8 Summit in 2005. He has also hosted election coverage on behalf of BBC Scotland, including chairing a debate between Alistair Darling (b. 1953) and Alex Salmond (b. 1954) at the time of the Scottish Independence Referendum. In 2010, he received a Royal Television Society Award for breaking news of the release of the Libyan convicted of planting the bomb that led to the Lockerbie Air Disaster.

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