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Natasha Kaplinsky (born 9 September 1972) is a British journalist and newsreader, currently working predominantly as a co-presenter of the Six O'Clock News with George Alagiah. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The BBC Six OClock News is the evening news programme broadcast daily on British television channel BBC One and BBC News 24 from 1800 until 1830. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The BBC Six OClock News is the evening news programme broadcast daily on British television channel BBC One and BBC News 24 from 1800 until 1830. ... George Alagiah photographed in April 2005. ...

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Background

Born in Brighton, Kaplinsky's parents are Raphael Kaplinsky, an exiled Jewish South African economics professor, and his wife Catherine, a psychotherapist. For other places with the same name, see Brighton (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ...


The family originated from Poland and emigrated to South Africa in the late 1950s. Kaplinsky's early life was spent in Kenya, although she later returned to the United Kingdom, where she was brought up in Barcombe, Sussex. She attended the nearby Ringmer Community College, until the age of sixteen when she moved to Varndean College in Brighton. Barcombe (population 1,000) is a quiet East Sussex village lying just some 4 miles North of Lewes. ... Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... Varndean College [1] is a college in Brighton serving the needs of sixth form and adult students. ...


After graduating in English from Hertford College, Oxford, one of her first jobs was working in the press offices of Labour leaders Neil Kinnock and John Smith. In 1997, during her time there she applied for a job presenting early morning news bulletins at the ITV station Meridian. Within six months she was co-presenting their evening news programme Meridian Tonight. She later moved to ITV's London News Network where she hosted London Today and London Tonight and a political programme called Seven Days. English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics... College name Hertford College Named after Elias de Hertford Established 1282 Sister College None Principal Dr John Landers JCR President Stephanie Johnston Undergraduates 376 Graduates 224 Homepage Boatclub Hertford College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... Rt. ... John Smith QC (September 13, 1938 – May 12, 1994) was a British politician who served as leader of the Labour Party from July 1992 until his sudden and unexpected death from a heart attack on 12 May 1994. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Meridian Broadcasting (ITV Meridian) is the holder of the ITV franchise for South and South East England. ... Meridian Tonight is the flagship news programme in the ITV Meridian region. ... It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... London News Network (or LNN) was a television news organization in London. ... London Tonight is the flagship news programme in the ITV London region. ... For other meanings of Seven Days, see Seven Days (disambiguation). ...


In November 2000, she moved to Sky News, where she co-presented Live at Five with Jeremy Thompson, as well as the breakfast news programme Sunrise. Sky News is a British television News channel which started as part of the four channel Sky Television network in February 1989. ... Live at Five (currently branded on screen as Live at Five with Jeremy Thompson) has long been the title of Sky News evening news round-up; beginning at 5pm British/Irish time. ... Jeremy Thompson on a Sky News promo Jeremy Thompson is a newsreader on Sky News, presenting Live at Five weeknights at 5pm. ... Eamonn Holmes and Lorna Dunkley wake up viewers to a brand new look Sky News on Monday, 24 October 2005 at 6am. ...


Kaplinsky joined the BBC to present their breakfast news programme Breakfast in November 2002 as the replacement for Sophie Raworth who left to become co-presenter of the Six O'Clock News with George Alagiah. She moved to present the Six O'Clock News in October 2005 as maternity cover for Raworth, a move made permanent in March 2006. She was replaced in her previous role of main female presenter of Breakfast by Sian Williams. BBC Breakfast is the morning television news programme simulcast on BBC One and BBC News 24. ... Sophie Raworth presenting a BBC Six OClock News bulletin with her co-host George Alagiah Sophie Raworth at an awards ceremony Sophie Raworth (born 15 May 1968) is a newsreader on BBC Television in the UK, although she is currently not presenting due to taking maternity leave. ... Sian Mary Williams (born November 28, 1964 in Eastbourne, Sussex) is a television presenter for the BBC. Prior to her broadcasting career she spent more than a decade in radio as a producer for news and current affairs programmes. ...


In 2006, Kaplinsky became only the third woman to present the BBC's Ten O'Clock News, after Fiona Bruce (regular presenter) and Sian Williams who had co-presented the programme from the studio in Westminster with Huw Edwards in April 2005. The BBC Ten OClock News is the flagship evening news programme for British TV channel BBC One. ... Fiona Bruce (born April 25, 1964 in Singapore) is a television presenter in the United Kingdom. ... Sian Mary Williams (born November 28, 1964 in Eastbourne, Sussex) is a television presenter for the BBC. Prior to her broadcasting career she spent more than a decade in radio as a producer for news and current affairs programmes. ... Huw Edwards (born August 1961) is a newsreader, or anchor, with the BBC in the United Kingdom. ...


Away from the news desk

Kaplinsky has branched out into many non-news areas of the BBC. She was a co-winner of the first series of the celebrity ballroom dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing, partnered by professional Brendan Cole. Kaplinsky went on to co-present the second series in 2004 with Bruce Forsyth, as maternity cover for Tess Daly. Strictly Come Dancing is a British television show, shown on BBC One based on ballroom dancing. ... Brendan Cole (born in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a ballroom dancer specialising in Latin American dancing. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bruce Forsyth, CBE (born Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson on 22 February 1928) is an English showman and entertainer who achieved celebrity on the show Sunday Night at the London Palladium, and has since presented the television shows Play Your Cards Right, The Generation Game, and Strictly Come Dancing. ... Tess Daly and Brian Dowling, presenting SMTV Live . ...


She has also appeared in a number of episodes of the sitcom My Hero, reading the news, mainly reports of character Thermoman's heroic deeds. In July 2005 she hosted the one-off special Strictly African Dancing alongside Martin Offiah. Kaplinsky has also hosted Making Your Mind Up, the UK qualifier for the Eurovision Song Contest. My Hero was a British comedy television series, about a not very bright superhero named Thermoman, from the planet Ultron. ... Martin Offiah MBE (born 29th December 1966) is an English rugby league player. ... Making Your Mind Up is a song by Bucks Fizz who represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981. ... The modern logo was introduced for the 2004 Contest to create a consistent visual identity. ...


On 18 November 2005, Kaplinsky hosted the BBC's annual BBC Children in Need charity telethon, alongside Fearne Cotton and Sir Terry Wogan. BBC Children in Need raised around £18 million ($30 million USD). Kaplinsky also presented the BBC's New Year Live, celebrating the arrival of the year 2006. She has also made at least one appearance on Have I Got News For You despite admitting that she has an unhealthy hatred for all news and anyone affected by it in an interview with Readers Digest. November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pudsey is the teddy bear logo of Children in Need, created by designer Joanna Ball and named after Balls home town, Pudsey, in West Yorkshire. ... The 2005 Telethon on Seven Perth. ... Fearne Cotton (born 3 September 1981) is an English television presenter and DJ. Born in Northwood, London, she grew up in the north-west London suburb of Eastcote. ... Sir Michael Terence Wogan KBE (b August 3, 1938, County Limerick, Ireland), more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a radio and television broadcaster who has mainly worked for the BBC in the United Kingdom for most of his career. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The cover of the May 2004 issue of Readers Digest. ...


Amongst her numerous awards is "Most Ageing Hairstyle 2004", as voted for in a lighthearted UK survey.


Personal life

Kaplinsky married Justin Bower, an investment banker from London, on 21 August 2005 after a brief courtship.[1] An investment banker works for an investment bank. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


References

  1. ^ Breakfast TV host Kaplinsky weds BBC News Online: 22 August 2005

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Preceded by
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Strictly Come Dancing Champion
(with partner Brendan Cole)

Series 1 (Spring 2004)
Succeeded by
Jill Halfpenny and Darren Bennett

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Natasha Kaplinsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (531 words)
Natasha Kaplinsky presenting a Breakfast programme with her co-host Dermot Murnaghan.
Natasha Kaplinsky (born 9 September 1972, Brighton, England) is a BBC News presenter, currently working predominantly as a co-anchor on their Six O'Clock News, having previously worked on the Breakfast programme (with Dermot Murnaghan).
In March 2006, Kaplinsky's move to the Six O'Clock News became permanent, and she was replaced by Sian Williams.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Natasha Kaplinsky (1841 words)
Natasha Kaplinsky (born 9 September 1972, Brighton, England) is a BBC News presenter currently working predominantly as a co-anchor on their Breakfast programme (with Dermot Murnaghan), and also as one of the main anchors on the Six O'Clock News.
Natasha Kaplinsky was named newscaster of the year in March 2005 - and her show BBC Breakfast took the best daytime programme prize - at the annual Television and Radio Industries Club awards.
Natasha is one of the hottest talents on British TV, with a string of other shows to her name — including co-hosting the grand final of BBC Two show Restoration with Griff Rhys Jones.
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