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Until his retirement at the end of 2016, Jeremy Thompson was one of the longest-serving journalists and news anchors in the UK.

During a forty-year career in television news, Thompson gained a reputation as the consummate broadcaster, latterly as the anchor of Sky News’ early evening programme, though as frequently broadcasting on location from the heart of the story.

Thompson worked for all the major news broadcasters in the UK: the BBC, ITV and finally Sky, where he started as a foreign correspondent in 1993. He covered many of the most important news events of our time and reported from all over the world, picking up countless awards for his work.

The first TV journalist to broadcast live as British peacekeeping forces arrived in Kosovo, he also covered the first Gulf War and, in 2003, anchored Sky News’ coverage of the second Gulf War from Iraq. There he presented every night for a month on the front line and was the first anchor to present from inside Baghdad. He was also in South Africa to cover the death of Nelson Mandela and the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius.

This extraordinary book tells the life story of one of the nation’s most popular broadcasters.


Jeremy Thompson is one of the great television reporters of his generation. He knows the story, knows how to tell it and knows his audience – as this book shows.

Mark Austin, US correspondent for Sky News

A bold and gripping trip through the last four decades of the world's biggest news stories – and some lovely peeks behind the scenes – from the man who defined Breaking News in Britain.

Julie Etchingham, ITV News presenter and reporter

Not only is Jeremy Thompson a wonderful friend, he is also an outstanding journalist. Jeremy possesses the courage, sensitivity, dedication and tenacity that is needed to make a great reporter and Breaking News is a fascinating account of his life in news.

Francois Pienaar, former captain of the South African rugby team

Jeremy Thompson’s Breaking News is a wonderfully told story about the very soul of journalism; about how news gets reported; about the sacrifices serious journalism demands; about paying dues; and about what journalism is supposed to be. It’s no wonder that whenever Jeremy’s name is mentioned, the word gravitas immediately springs to mind.

Jeffrey Robinson, author
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