Michael Crick Biography – Michael Crick is an English broadcaster, journalist and author who was a founding member of the Channel 4 News Team in 1982.
|Name:||Michael Lawrence Crick|
|Date of Birth:||21 May 1958|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 million|
Michael Crick Biography
Michael Crick was born on 21 May 1958. He was educated at the Manchester Grammar School (then a direct grant grammar school) and in 1975 was a member of the winning school team in the English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition. Crick joined the Labour Party at the age of 15, and while revising for his A-levels, he worked as election agent for the party’s candidate Gerard Collier (now Lord Monkswell).
Crick then studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at New College, Oxford and graduated with a first class honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. At Oxford, he was editor of the student newspaper, Cherwell; founded both the Oxford Handbook and the Oxbridge Careers Handbook; chaired the Democratic Labour Club; and was president of the Oxford Union in Michaelmas Term 1979, succeeding Theresa May’s future husband Philip.
After university, the Labour Party gave Crick the opportunity to contest the safe seat of Bootle but he turned down the offer. Crick started work at ITN as a trainee journalist in 1980. He was a founding member of the Channel 4 News team when the programme was launched in November 1982. During his period as their Washington correspondent (1988–1990), Crick won an award from the Royal Television Society for his coverage of the 1988 Presidential election between George H. W. Bush and Michael Dukakis.
Michael Crick Age
He is 65 years
Michael Crick Parents
Crick was born in Northampton, the eldest child of teachers John Crick and Patricia Wright, and brother to triplets Catherine, Anne and Beatrice.
Michael Crick Nationality
He is an English
Michael Crick Career
He remained there until joining the BBC in 1990. He started work on the BBC’s Newsnight programme in 1992, serving as political editor from 2007 until his departure from the BBC in 2011. Crick then returned to Channel 4 News as political correspondent. In 2014 he was chosen as Specialist Journalist of the Year at the Royal Television Society Television Journalism Awards.
Crick has investigated other politicians too, and has written unofficial biographies of several public figures. When Mark Mardell interviewed Archer for Newsnight in 1999 during his campaign to be elected mayor of London, Archer levelled, on camera, the following apparent threat at Crick: “You wait till I’m Mayor. You’ll find out how tough I am.” In 2002, Crick won an RTS Award for his Panorama programme “Jeffrey Archer: A Life of Lies” broadcast after Archer’s conviction for perjury the previous July.
In April 2019, Crick announced he had retired from Channel 4 and ITN citing that he was “looking forward to an exciting new life writing books again, and all sorts of other activity in journalism and other fields.” He has since joined Mail Plus.
In Summer 2013, he reported that a file on the Conservative politician Michael Mates had been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service concerning alleged offences committed during his candidacy in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in 2012 for the post in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Since 2012 Crick has been a lay member of the board of governors of the University of Manchester, and he also sits on the board of Manchester University Press.
Michael Crick Wife
Crick lives in Wandsworth, south London, with his partner Lucy Hetherington, an executive TV producer who has managed documentaries and current affairs.
Margaret Crick, 56, is an accomplished journalist. A former television writer, reporter and newsreader, she has worked for ITV, the BBC and CNN.
Michael Crick Children
They have a daughter, Isabel, born in 2006. He also has an older daughter, Catherine, born in 1987, from his former marriage to Margaret Crick, who was his wife from 1985 to 2008.
Michael Crick Net Worth
As of September 2023, his current estimated net worth is $1.5 Million.