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Adam Boulton
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Adam Boulton in March 2008.
Born 15 February 1959 (1959-02-15) (age 51)
Reading, Berkshire
Education Oxford University
John Hopkins University
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s) Anji Hunter
Notable credit(s) Political Editor Sky News

Adam Boulton (born 15 February 1959 in Reading, Berkshire) is Political Editor of the British television channel Sky News, a post he has held since being asked to establish the politics team for the launch of the channel in 1989. Adam is renowned as the only TV reporter to have successfully 'doorstepped' the Queen live on camera.


He gained a bachellors degree in Classics from Oxford University, eventually then earning an MA in Iranian Studies.

Before joining Sky News, Boulton worked as a journalist in the parliamentary "lobby" and was Political Editor for TV-am (his colleague Kay Burley also worked for TV-am and she too joined Sky News).

Adam regularly presents Sunday Live with Adam Boulton from 10am to 12pm Sunday mornings on the channel and also maintains a blog Boulton and Co on the Sky News website. While he does not have a regular weekday show of his own, he does frequently appear during the week to report on breaking political stories. Adam has interviewed every British Prime Minister from Gordon Brown back to Sir Alec Douglas-Home, international stars and influential figures. On 15 June 2008 he became the first British television reporter to conduct a joint interview of President George W. Bush and his wife Laura.

He also presents PMQs (Prime Minister's Questions), on a Wednesday evening with regular guests to discuss the performance of ministers involved in the House of Commons earlier in the day and more seriously, the legislation and ideas that they present to the house. He is a winner of the Royal Television Society's supreme Judge's Award and was elected 2007 Chairman of the Parliamentary Lobby. His Sunday programme was voted "Current Affairs Show of the Year".

On the 22 July 2006, Boulton married Anji Hunter a former spin doctor to Tony Blair, The wedding was attended by Blair and a number of current and former ministers including David Blunkett, Tessa Jowell and Peter Hain, as well as celebrities like Mick Hucknall. [1]

Adam's brother James was the Marketing Director for HSBC in the United Kingdom.

Adam is a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines including The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian, Spectator, New Statesman and Independent. He has been a guest of programmes such as Newsnight, Bremner, Bird and Fortune and Have I Got News For You - during which he discussed his choice as a long-term vegetarian.

He is also a lay member of the council of King's College London.

'Tony's Ten Years: Memories of the Blair Administration', the first book written by Adam, was published in 2008 by Simon & Schuster. Writing in The Independent, Steve Richards described the book as "ingenious", "fair" and "authoritative".

Boulton was based in Washington DC from January 2009, covering the First 100 days of Barack Obama's Presidency of the United States for Sky News.

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