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Martin Bell, British member of parliament. Named Officer of British Empire, 1993, Reporter of Year, Royal television Society, 1976, 92, Newscaster of Year, television and Radio Industries Club, 1995; recipient President's medal Institute Public Relations, 1996.

Background

Bell, Martin was born on August 31, 1938 in Redisham, Suffolk, England. Son of Adrian and Marjorie (Gibson) Bell.

Education

Student, King's College, Cambridge, England. DHC, Derby University, 1996. Degree (honorary), Derby University.

Degree (honorary), E. Anglia University, 1997. Degree (honorary), N. London University, 1998.

Career

Trainee news assistant, British Broadcasting Corporation, Norwich, England, 1962;television news journalist, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1965-1997;Washington correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1978-1989;Berlin correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1989-1993;Vienna correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1993-1994;foreign affairs correspondent, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1994-1997;member parliament for Tatton at Chelshire, House of Commons, London, since 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: In Harm's Way, 1995, An Accidental Member of Parliament, 2000.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, walking, listening.

Connections

Married Nelly Gourdon, 1971 (divorced). 2 children; married Rebecca Sobel, 1985 (divorced 1993).

father:
Adrian Bell

mother:
Marjorie (Gibson) Bell

spouses:
Nelly Gourdon

Rebecca Sobel