James Mates Bio, ITV, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is James Mates?

British, Journalist, Editor, and Reporter, James Mates, works with ITV where he serves the station as an English newsreader. He has been working at ITV since 1983.

James Mates
James Mates


James Mates Date of Birth / Age

Mates is approximately 61 years as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. However, we will update the information once available to the public.

James Mates Height

Mates is of height 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

James Mates Parents and Siblings

Mates has kept information regarding  his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family private. The only known information is that he is the son of Conservation Party MP Michael Mates.  We will however keep you updated on this information once it’s available to the public.

James Mates Spouse / Wife

Mates lives in London with his wife Fiona. Not much is known about her but the information will be updated once available.

James Mates Kids / Children

Details regarding whether or not Mates has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will be on the look out and update this information once more details concerning this are available.

James Mates Education

Mates attended Marlborough College, which is an independent school in Marlborough in Wiltshire. He left Marlborough at sixteen to take his A-levels at Farnham College in Farnham, Surrey, before attending the University of Leeds and graduating in 1983 with a degree in History and International Politics.

James Mates Career

Mates began at ITN in 1983 as an editorial intern and two years later, he was appointed to the ITV editorial board as a writer. In 1986 he was appointed ITN spokesman general. One of his first assignments as a reporter was to cover the Zeebrugge ferry accident. In 1 she spent five weeks in Zeebrugge in a salvage operation of the capsized ferry Herald of Free Enterprise. Another important task was to document Patrick Ryan’s father’s failed extradition attempt from the Republic of Ireland to Britain in 1989.The failure was attributed to damaging comments in Parliament by his father, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Mates MP, who suggested Ryan was a terrorist.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher compounded the damage caused by Mates’ comments on the November 29, 1988 PMQ. In October 1989, the Irish government refused an extradition request on the grounds that Ryan would not receive a fair trial in Britain. Mates was a Washington correspondent from 1997 to 2001. 2001 he was appointed senior correspondent for ITV News. 2001, Mates played a key role in ITV News’ coverage of the 9/11 attacks, which covered New York and Washington. In January 2012, Mates became ‘Europe Editor’ for ITV News, focusing on the future of the EU and what it means for the UK. Since 2016, Mates has continued to work as Europe Editor, appears regularly on ITV Weekend News and is an occasional presenter on ITV Lunchtime News and ITV Evening News.

How Much Does James Mates Earn?

Mates earns an annual salary that ranges from $70,000-$200,000.

How Much is James Mates Worth?

As a Journalist, Mates has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

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