William Robert Jolyon Turnbull, 25 January 1956, was a British journalist and presenter, who in later life worked as a presenter for the radio station Classic FM, after many years as a presenter with the BBC.
He was the main male presenter of BBC Breakfast from 2001 until 2016 and presented the religious series Songs of Praise and the game show Think Tank.
Turnbull’s career began at Scottish local station Radio Clyde in 1978, and later, he freelanced for a number of years in the USA.
Turnbull joined the BBC as a reporter for the Today programme in 1986 and Breakfast Time as a reporter in 1988, before becoming a correspondent for BBC News in 1990.
He covered a wide range of domestic and international stories, reporting from more than 30 countries, including a four-year stint as Washington Correspondent, based in the USA.
His producer for a while was Sian Williams.
In this role, he reported on a number of major American stories, including the O. J. Simpson murder trial and the Monica Lewinsky scandal that rocked Bill Clinton’s presidency.
In 1997, Turnbull moved back to the UK and became one of the main presenters on BBC News 24, appearing alongside Valerie Sanderson.
He also presented regular programmes on Radio 5 Live, including a stint as a presenter on Weekend Breakfast.
Bill Turnbull Parents: Mr. Turnbull, and Mrs. Turnbull
Turnbull was born in Guildford, Surrey, on 25 January 1956, to an English father of Scottish ancestry and an English mother.
He was educated at Eton College and the University of Edinburgh, where he edited the student newspaper.
He graduated from Cardiff University in 1978.
However, details about Bill Turnbull’s parents are not available at the moment.