NICK OWEN FACTFILE

The Football League Paper - - NICK OWEN -

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.

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