Gavin Esler Books & Biography
Gavin Esler was born in 1953 in Glasgow. He began his career in print journalism on the Belfast Telegraph. He then joined the BBC as their Northern Ireland correspondent. After a short stint on Newsnight he was made Washington correspondent in 1989 and North America correspondent a year later. In 1997 he became the anchor for BBC News 24 reporting from all over the world. He returned to Newsnight in 2003.