Martine Croxall

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Martine Croxall
Martine Sarah Croxall

(1969-02-23) 23 February 1969 (age 51)
Education Bablake School
University of Leeds
OccupationJournalist, news presenter
Years active1991–present
Notable credit(s)
BBC News Channel
BBC Weekend News
BBC World News
BBC News at Nine
World News Today
BBC News at Five

Martine Sarah Croxall, FRGS, was born on 23 February 1969 in Hinckley, Leicestershire. [1] She is a British journalist and one of the main news presenters on BBC News. On 13 November 2015, she was the BBC's main presenter on the November 2015 Paris attacks.



Croxall grew up in Stoke Golding, a village in the Hinckley and Bosworth district of Leicestershire, England, where her father ran Croxall Hosiery. [2] She attended the independent Bablake School in Coventry [3] and studied Geography at the University of Leeds, gaining her BA in 1990. [4]


Croxall began with the BBC on work experience at BBC Radio Leicester in 1991. She followed this working at East Midlands Today , the BBC regional news programme for the region. Since that she has also worked at Newsroom South East (1997) and UK Today , a filler programme on the digital version of BBC One in England which was discontinued in 2002 when regional services were established on digital platforms.

She is a regular news presenter on BBC News between 18:30 and midnight, alternate Thursdays, FridaySunday. She occasionally hosts Afternoon Live on BBC News and has presented on both BBC World News and World News Today .

Croxall was the BBC's main presenter during the November 2015 Paris attacks. Her presentation was subsequently praised by David Henderson. [5]

Personal life

Croxall is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. [6]

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