John Craven's Adorable Family With Wife: Status - Children, Health, Net Worth

By Staff Writer | On: 06 May, 2018
John Craven's Adorable Family With Wife: Status - Children, Health, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1940-08-16
Nationality British
Profession Journalist
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Marilyn Craven
Divorced/Engaged Not Yet
Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity White
Net Worth Not Disclosed
Children/Kids Emma Craven & Victoria Craven (Daughters)
Height N/A
Education Leeds Mordern School
Parents Marie Noble (Mother), Willie Craven (Father)

John Craven is recognized as an English journalist and TV presenter for BBC and Newsground. With his devotion towards BBC, he continues his service as a journalist in America, and his show has gathered millions of fans.

Not only is he a distinguished journalist, but has been a great influence and a source of inspiration to many of his viewers as well. 

A Brief Glance At His Career 

Born on 16 August 1940, John Craven, whose birth name was John Raymond Craven, hails from Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

During World War II, his father Bill Craven was held as a prisoner in Japan for three years. His mother Marie Craven had no idea whether Bill was alive since he was forced to work on Death Railway while he was a captive in Japan.

He initiated his career as a worker in a local newspaper, Harrogate Advertiser as a junior editor and joined BBC in 1972. In BBC, he presented the first BBC children’s news programme called Newsround. In 1989, he announced his departure from Newsround and started performing in countryside news programme, Countryfile for BBC.

In 2013, BBC signed two years contract with him for his program Countryfile. In 2015, he presented BBC2 quiz show Beat the Brain, which aired from 11 May. His show tested how do people think and how the mind works.

The journalist had also won himself many awards. In 2002, he was awarded RTS Baird Medal whereas, in 2000, he was awarded OBE for children’s broadcasting.

In November 2011, he was given British Academy Children’s Awards for his acclaimed show Newsround for its contribution to television.

With his involvement on BBC and working in various sectors as an artist and author, as per HuffingtonPost, his salary falls under the top five list of BBC stars. He probably had earned him a reasonable amount of net worth, although he has not provided an official statement.

Married Life Of John Craven

John is married to Marilyn Craven and lives in Bicester, Oxford side. The couple is favored with two daughters, Emma Craven and Victoria Craven along with five grandchildren in the family.

Their passion for a weekend is remarkable, as John liked to relish his moment with family and loved to travel with no restrictions. He and his wife would wake up in Oxfordshire cottage and have their daily morning routines.

Then alongside their family, they observed whales in Baja California and have beach lunch and celebrate their vacation.

John Craven and his wife, Marilyn alongside with his grandchildren's on 14 May 2012 spending their holiday on Jamaica (Photo Credit: Dailymail)

Along with Marilyn and his three eldest grandchildren; Jessica, Charlie and Will, the family traveled to Jamaica to celebrate their holidays.

The family rode horses in the sea and visited the most significant Jamaican’s mansion, Rose Hill. On their return, they stopped at Sandy Bay and trekked at dirt tracks through green hills. The family enjoyed their holidays alongside with their grandchildren.

John surely is compassionate to travel and spend his time on holiday, which has made his health quite fit at his old age. He is living peacefully alongside with his wife relishing his moment.