Who is Gary O’Donoghue? BBC News, Body measurements and Personal life

Gary O'Donoghue
Gary O’Donoghue

Who is Gary O’Donoghue?

This is all you need to know about Gary O’Donoghue, a famous British journalist who is presently serving as one of their North American political correspondents for BBC News in Washington, D.C. Gary is among the most well-known blind correspondents in British media.

Gary undertook work experience at the BBC and after he graduated he joined the BBC working on BBC Radio 4’s Today program as a junior reporter. Gary has reported on stories for BBC News in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia during his career. Gary began working as a political correspondent based in Westminster in 2004, reporting across the media of the internet, radio, and television. Gary began laboring for BBC Radio 4 as the Chief Political Correspondent in October 2011 when he replaced Norman Smith and mostly reported for the PM and Today programs.

Gary reported on the story in 2007 that Gordon Brown the new UK Prime Minister was coming back early to deal with an eruption of foot-and-mouth disease in Surrey from holiday. Nevertheless, the story was handed to June Kelly at Ten deputy editor Daniel Pearl by BBC News, which, resulted in an out-of-court five-figure payment to Gary on grounds of disability discrimination in 2008.

It was disclosed at the 2014 BBC News Festival that Gary would be relocating to Washington, D.C., to work for BBC News as chief North America political correspondent. Since then Gary has reported on the presidency of Joe Biden, US politics, and the presidency of Donald Trump.

Gary O’Donoghue Age

Gary O’Donoghue was born in Norfolk, United Kingdom in 1969 and presently he is 55 years old.

Height and Weight

O’Donoghue stands at a moderate stature of about 5 feet 8 inches (approx. 1.72 m) and he has not disclosed his weight in the public eye therefore this will be updated as soon as Gary does.


He was born and nurtured in Norfolk, United Kingdom by his supportive and protective parents. Gary’s mother taught ballroom dancing while his dad was a semi-professional football player who also served as a taxi driver. Gary was born partially sighted, but by the time he was eight, he went totally blind.


He is happily and contentedly wedded to his gorgeous wife, Sarah Lewthwaite. Gary and his wife Sarah are blessed with one beautiful daughter and they presently reside happily in their home in Yorkshire.


He studied at Worcester College for the Blind (then a boys’ boarding school though it has since merged with a similar girls’ school) and while there he was a blind football player for England. Thereafter, Gary joined Christ Church at Oxford University, where he read modern languages and philosophy.


Gary receives an annual salary of between $50, 000 to $110, 000 and this is according to BBC News political correspondents’ salaries.

Net Worth

From his successful journalism career, Gary has managed to acquire an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million US dollars.

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