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Bill first joined Breakfast as a reporter in 1988, and says he feels like he’s never really left.

He has been a presenter on the programme since 2001. Bill’s first film for the programme all those years ago was about wild flowers, he says.

He went on to file more memorable stories for the programme from around Britain and Europe, including the Lockerbie disaster and the Romanian Revolution of 1989. It was, Bill remembers, a steep learning curve – learning the techniques of making television amid rapidly changing events.

As a news correspondent, Bill later covered everything from presidential elections to street riots in more than 30 countries.

He did a four-year stint as the BBC’s Washington Correspondent – which included a rain-drenched appearance on Breakfast, live in the middle of a Florida hurricane.

He has also been a regular presenter of the BBC News Channel and Radio 5 Live, before joining the Breakfast presenting team full time.

Bill is married with three children. In his spare time he looks after his chickens, and rather more hazardously, four hives of bees. He likes to unwind by watching what he calls the finest football team in England… Wycombe Wanderers.

BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull signed off from the programme for the final time today! After almost 15 years on the red sofas Bill said his tenure was “more than enough for me and the audience. So it is a good time to call it…

Bill Turnbull will sign off from BBC Breakfast for the final time today! After almost 15 years on the red sofas Bill said his tenure was “more than enough for me and the audience. So it is a good time to call it a day…

Sport presenter Dan Walker will join BBC Breakfast on Monday 29 February as a new presenter on the BBC One flagship daily news programme, replacing the departing Bill Turnbull. He’ll join BBC Breakfast co-presenter Louise Minchin on the famous red sofa on a Monday to…

Name? Bill Turnbull Age? 50 Where are you from? Born in Surrrey, live in Bucks. Any number of places in between. How did you get started in broadcasting? Radio Clyde, Glasgow. I wrote asking for a job after the postgrad diploma course in Journalism Studies…

The BBC today announced that Naga Munchetty is to join the family of presenters who fronts its flagship morning news programme, BBC Breakfast. Naga joins Bill Turnbull, Louise Minchin and Charlie Stayt to host the breakfast programme, which broadcasts daily from 6am on BBC One…

Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid broke the news on Breakfast at 7.31am this morning, with Nicholas Witchell at St. Mary’s Hospital:

As the host nation broadcaster for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the BBC holds TV, radio, online, and mobile rights in the UK. The flagship Olympic channels will be BBC One and BBC Three.. These channels will cover all of the key live action and…

From Friday 27 July to Sunday 12 August 2012, the Games of the XXX Olympiad will take place from London and around the Great Britain. The London 2012 games represent the 15th Summer Olympic Games to be broadcast by the BBC, a sequence that began…

Breakfast 2012 – Titles Presented by Bill Turnbull and Susanna Reid Sport with Sally Nugent Business with Ben Thompson Weather with Carol Kirkwood Graphics Studio Programme Ends

BBC Breakfast will broadcast from its new home in MediaCityUK, Salford, for the first time on Tuesday 10 April 2012. The morning news programme will continue to be presented by a team well known to the Breakfast audience, with Bill Turnbull, Susanna Reid, Louise Minchin…