NICK OWEN FACTFILE
Born: Berkhamsted, 1947 (Age 66) Journalism/TV career: After completing a BA (Hons) degree in Classics at the University of Leeds, Owen took a job as a graduate trainee on the Doncaster Evening Post. He then moved to the Birmingham Post before working for BBC Radio Birmingham in 1973. In 1978 he joined ATV – later Central TV – as a presenter where he first appeared on screen with Anne Diamond. In 1982 he left Central TV to join TV-am as a sports presenter. New director of programmes Greg Dyke soon moved him to become main presenter of Good Morning Britain, where he was reunited with Diamond. He then covered major football championships and the 1988 Olympic Games for ITV before copresenting Good Morning with Anne and Nick on BBC One from 1992-96. Owen currently presents the regional news on BBC Midlands Today. Football career: A lifelong Luton Town fan, Owen became chairman of the Hatters when Luton Town Football Club 2020 purchased the club out of administration in 2008. During his time at the helm, he has seen Luton relegated from League Two, beat Norwich City in the FA Cup fourth round and finally win promotion back with the Conference title in 2013-14.