Derek Jameson (Journalist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born
Derek Jameson

Derek Jameson was an English tabloid journalist and broadcaster. Beginning his career in the media at the lowest possible level in 1944 at Reuters, he worked his way up to become the editor of several British tabloid newspapers in the 1970s and 1980s. Later, he was a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 2 for nearly a decade and a half, including an on-air partnership with Ellen, his third wife, and he became a familiar television personality. He was described, when his profile was at its highest, as “the second most famous man in Britain – after Prince Charles” by Auberon Waugh.

Born: November 29, 1929, London Borough of Hackney, England
Died: September 12, 2012
Nationality: British
Occupation: Journalist, and after dinner speaker
Spouse(s): Jackie (1st), Pauline (2nd), Ellen Petrie (3rd)
Children: 3 sons, 1 daughter
IMDb: Derek Jameson’s IMDb

About Derek Jameson

English journalist who was known for presenting a series on the BBC and editing the Daily Mirror and Daily Express.

Before Fame

He had an early job as a messenger boy after growing up in a children’s home.


He hosted the BBC radio shows Week Ending and People.

Family Life

He died while married to his third wife, Ellen Petrie. He had three sons and a daughter during his previous two marriages.


He was replaced on the BBC series People by Frank Bruno in 1989.

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  • News of the World people
  • Daily Express people
  • BBC Radio 2 presenters
  • English newspaper editors
  • English radio DJs

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Latest information about Derek Jameson updated on September 11, 2020.

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