Martine Croxall

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Martine Croxall
Born Martine Sarah Croxall
(1969-02-23) 23 February 1969 (age 49)
Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
Status Married
Education Bablake School
University of Leeds
Occupation Journalist, presenter
Years active 1991–present
Notable credit(s) BBC News Channel
BBC World News
BBC News at Nine
World News Today
Children 1 son, 1 daughter
Family Husband (Stephen)

Martine Sarah Croxall FRGS (born 23 February 1969, Hinckley, Leicestershire)[1] is a British journalist and television news presenter working for the BBC. Croxall is currently one of the main presenters on the BBC News Channel.


She grew up in Stoke Golding, east of MIRA (former RAF Lindley), where her father ran Croxall Hosiery.[2] Croxall attended the independent Bablake School in Coventry[3] She then studied Geography at the University of Leeds, gaining her BA in 1990, following this with a year out in Africa.[4]


She joined the BBC with work experience at BBC Radio Leicester in 1991. Following this, Croxall began work at East Midlands Today, the BBC regional news programme for that 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.[5]

She is currently a presenter on the domestic BBC News Channel between 18:30 and midnight, alternate Thursdays, Friday-Sunday, and occasionally presents on the international channel BBC World News. On 30 October, she began presenting the World News Today simulcast on both channels. Until 2011, Croxall was one of the main presenters of the overnight 01:00 – 05:00 time slot simulcast on both channels.


On 13 November 2015, she was the main presenter on the November 2015 Paris attacks for the BBC.

Emmy Award-winning former CBS Network News correspondent David Henderson wrote of Croxall's handling of the Paris attacks coverage:

Personal life[edit]

She lives in St Albans. She married Stephen Morris in 2000 in Kensington & Chelsea, and they had a son in March 2002 and a daughter in June 2004. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.[7]


  1. ^ "Martine Sarah CROXALL – Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". Government of the United Kingdom.
  2. ^ "Croxall's 1999". 8 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Why Bablake? – Bablake School".
  4. ^ "School of Geography: Martine Croxall". University of Leeds.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 14 November 2009.
  6. ^ "David Henderson's praise for Croxall".
  7. ^ Presley, Paul. "Martine Croxall: journalist and BBC News broadcaster – Geographical".

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