Robin Francis Leigh Oakley was born 20th of August,1941. He is 78 years old. He is a British from kidderminster in Worcestershire. Robin Francis was a European Political Editor at CNN Internation from 2000 to 2008. Oakley was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire, and Brasenose College, Oxford.
He is also the author of several books that relates to horse racing and politics. These books include Valley of The Racehorse, Inside Track, and others.
Robin Oakley Career Details
Robin Oakley has been a top newspaper and TV journalist all his working life. He kick started his career on the Liverpool Daily post in the 1960s, where he rose to become a political Editor. He then served as the Crossbencher columnist and assistant editor on the Sunday Express and was assistant editor of the Daily Mail From 1981 to 1986. Robin Francis served as columnist and political editor for The Times, between 1986 and 1992. He also had a stint with BBC, where he worked as a Political Editor between 1992 and 2000. He regularly presented political news items on BBC television news during his time there. John Cole was the preceding Political Editor at BBC before his arrival. In 2000, Andrew stepped into his shoes as BBC Political Editor after him.
After his stint at BBC, Robin Francis became CNN’s European Political Editor. He has fronted the network’s coverage of the election in Holland, France, Germany, and Britain. Robin Francis is an horse racing expert. He is the author of the book The Valley of Racehorses, a book about the story of the racing community in the Lambourn valley. He has written the Turf column in The Spectator since 1994. Robin Francis also served as the racing correspondent of The Financial Times for several years.
Robert Oakley reported on Margaret Thatcher when she was prime minister and when she was driven out of office. He also reported on John Major’s subsequent rise to power and the Gulf War; and he was there when New Labour swept to power.
In an interview Oakley reported that he was inspired to embark on a career in the media because he always enjoyed writing and received good advice from his school master. According to him his love for writing an a comment his school master made on his essay encouraged him.
With over 40 years of experience in political journalism, Oakley provides analysis on a full range of European issues and political events for CNN’s international audience.
Robin Oakley Net Worth
Net worth is the amount by which an individual’s personal assets exceed his/her liabilities. As at the time this article was written, Robin Francis Oakley’s net worth is undisclosed. However, by virtue of his illustrious career, he is believed to receive a considerable amount of salary.
Robin Oakley Parents
Robin Francis Oakley manages to keep his personal affairs private hence there is presently no information about his parents.
Robin Oakley Dating History, Marriage, Kids
Information relating to Oakley’s relationship status is unavailable. It is also not known whether he has any children.Robin Oakley has kept his personal life under his wraps and never mentioned any of the details about it.
Robin Oakley Awards And Nominations
Due to Robin Francis’s remarkable career as a journalist as well as his services to Political Journalism, he was awarded an OBE in 2001.
Books Authored By Robin Oakley
Robin Francis is the author of several books about horse racing and politics. He wrote a book titled “Valley of The Racehorse” which is centered around the story of the racing community in the Lambourn valley. His book Inside Track is based on his personal experiences as a political Journalist. He is also the author of the book Britain’s and Ireland’s Top 100 Racehorses Of All Time.
His most recent book was The Cheltenham Festival: A Centenary History (Aurum, 2011)
Robin Oakley House And Cars
Robin has managed to keep information on his private life under wraps. Currently, there is no information on his personal information like his houses and cars or his wealth, but we can assume based on his career and achievement that he lives a comfortable life.
Robin Oakley Body Measurements
Details about Oakley’s body measurements are unavailable at the time this article was written.