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Nicholas Owen presents the ITV Lunchtime News, which he took up full-time in November 2002. Previously, as well as reporting at home and abroad, he has been a regular presenter for more than a decade of the whole range of ITV News bulletins. He has also appeared in a wide range of other TV and radio programmes.
His previous roles at ITN have included anchoring Channel Four News and News at Ten. From 1994 to 2000 Nicholas was Royal Correspondent for ITV News. In that capacity he played a major role in reporting on the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. He compiled a book on her life entitled "Diana- The People's Princess."
He has been a regular contributor to ITN's Budget programmes, having joined ITN as Channel Four News' Business and Economics Correspondent. He presented ITV1's live hour and a half Budget programme in 2004.
During the first Gulf War Nicholas presented the highly-acclaimed Midnight Special Programmes when they were launched on Channel Four. He also anchored The Parliament Programme, Channel Four's first daytime political series.
Nicholas began his journalistic career on the Surrey Mirror in 1964 before moving to Fleet Street in 1968. He worked for the Evening Standard and the Daily Telegraph before spending seven years with the Financial Times.
In 1981 Nicholas switched to television reporting, joining the BBC in the North of England, covering general and industrial stories for both regional and national news and current affairs programmes. He moved to ITN in 1984.
Nicholas Owen was born in 1947. He has a close interest in transport matters, especially railways and light rail schemes. His publications include a history of the British trolleybus. Nicholas also hosts many corporate and charity events, and is an after dinner speaker.