Stephen Dixon Biography
Stephen Dixon is a British journalist serving as an anchor and reporter for Sky News, anchoring Sky News @ Breakfast, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Stephen Dixon Age
He was born on March 1, 1974 in Newton-in-Furness, Lancashire, England.
Stephen Dixon Education
He graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1995 with a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism. He was part of the very first undergraduate course in Broadcast Journalism in the country. He also has a Doctor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from University of Bedfordshire.
Stephen Dixon Family
The names of his parents are unknown but he has revealed that his mother used to work as a primary school teacher while his father ran his company helping hospices across the country. He has one sibling, a brother known as Richard Dixon.
Stephen Dixon Wife
According to his social media Dixon is single as of 2020.
Stephen Dixon Journalist
Dixon began his career in journalism through hosital radio working at Radio Lonsdale, serving Furness General Hospital in Barrow in Furness.
While at the University he joined Trent FM, the most popular radio station at the time, where he served as a reporter and presenter. While at Trent he was the first to break the news of missing baby Abbie Humphreys and supplied the Independent Radio News network, IRN, with all their coverage on what was the biggest story in the country.
After graduating, he continued to work for the Radio Trent group in Nottingham and Derby. Less than a year later he joined ITN in London as a producer of heir programmes ‘ITV Morning News’. He also served as a fill in presenter for the World News Updates.
In 1977 he joined Five News as a Senior Producer on Five News Early, the breakfast show anchored by Scott Chisholm and Becky Anderson (now with CNN)and later became the Programme Editor. He also presented the late night and 8 am Five News Updates.
Stephen Dixon Sky News
Stephen left Five News in 2000 and became a freelancer and later started presenting ‘Sky News on the hour’ as their regular overnight anchor.
At the time he also freelanced as Programme Editor of the Big Breakfast News and presented Simply Money, a digital personal finance channel, alongside Angela Rippon.
In 2003 he was hired by Sky News to work full time. He has presented every single strand across the network, with particular stints on Sunrise, Sky News Today, Live at Five and Sky News at Ten. He currently presents ‘Sunrise with Stephen Dixon’ and is also a regular fill in for Dermot Murnaghan, Eamonn Holmes and Kay Burley.
Stephen Dixon Salary
Dixon’s actual salary is unknown although some sources claim he earns around $300,000 annually.
Stephen Dixon Net worth
His net worth is under review.
Stephen Dixon Hair Transplant
In February 2020 Stephen revealed that he underwent hair transplant surgery at the Farjo Hair Institute in Manchester. According to Express, he revealed one of the reasons for his decision was the pressure of being in the public eye, with comments on social media about his appearance becoming hard to deal with.
“I don’t think baldness would have been an issue for work. In terms of news presenting for men, people seem to like an older man. But what you do become aware of is that there is so much Twitter interaction today, people can comment and contact you so much more easily – and people are very critical.
If my hair is going, it is nobody else’s business but people will comment, they will say things about how you look and how you style your hair, if you are going a bit bald or have put a bit of weight on. And so you are more aware of the public perception of you. You are very aware that the public are watching you getting older and will comment, and it does get very personal. Even if they don’t intend it to be an insult, you really do feel it. So in that sense that was certainly in the back of my mind.”
He said his decision to speak out about the transplant is to help other people who feel unhappy with their hair loss open up and explore their options.
“This is not just for people in the public eye. Once I went round my social circle and elsewhere, and told people I was having a transplant, it was surprising how many people came forward and said they would like one or had also had one. I refuse to be embarrassed by it. I am quite happy to say that I felt like having it done, I have had it done and I am not going to pretend that I haven’t.”
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