Book John Pienaar
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As a booking agent for John Pienaar we can book John Pienaar to give an engaging talk at your event. John Pienaar is a journalist, radio presenter and political correspondent. John Pienaar is the BBC’s Deputy Political Editor and the presenter of Pienaar’s Politics on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Learning the Ropes
John Pienaar was born in Middlesex to South African parents. Growing up in London he began his education at Bromley Technical High School, getting his first taste of writing and journalism. Following this, he went on to study and get his National Council for the Training of Journalists qualification, also known as NCTJ, at Highbury College in Portsmouth. Once he had succeeded in this, Jon Pienaar took his first plunge into the world of journalism when he kicked off a career at the South London Press. He was a local newspaper trainee building up his experience and knowledge covering the many facets of crime, sport and courts that was happening in the area. This led to him becoming an Old Bailey correspondent, shaping his reputation as a journalist and opening a variety of career paths.