Ros Atkins Bio, BBC, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is Ros Atkins?

British, Journalist and Analysis editor, Ros Atkins, works with BBC where he serves the station as an English a journalist and analysis editor. He has been working with the station since 2001.

Ros Atkins
Ros Atkins

Ros Atkins Date of Birth / Age

Atkins is approximately 48 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.

Ros Atkins Height

Atkins stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Ros Atkins Parents and Siblings

Atkins was born and raised in Stithians, Cornwall. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

Ros Atkins Spouse / Wife

Atkins has for a long time been keeping details regarding whether or not he is dating private. It is therefore not known whether Atkins is married or not but the information will be updated once available.

Ros Atkins Kids / Children

Details regarding whether or not Atkins has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

Ros Atkins Education

Atkins was educated at Truro School, a co-educational independent school in Truro in Cornwall, and read history at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Ros Atkins Career

Early career

Atkins began his career in South Africa where he researched crime prevention and human rights for the Centre for Policy Studies. He wrote for the Sunday Independent in South Africa and worked as a DJ in Johannesburg and at the Oppikoppi festival. On returning to the UK, Atkins became editor of, and contributed to British Airways in-flight radio. Atkins continued to DJ, setting up a night at the Brixtonian Havana Club called Sharp in Brixton, south London, and appearing at WOMAD and Fruitstock.

In 2001, Atkins joined the BBC as a news producer on the Simon Mayo program on BBC Radio Five Live. He also presented on Up All Night while at Radio 5 Live. Atkins then joined the BBC World Service. He presented The World Today and The Ticket before joining World Have Your Say in 2005. While Atkins was the presenter, World Have Your Say won a Sony Gold Award for Listener Participation in 2008 and a Sony Bronze Award for ‘Best Speech Program’ in 2012. The Sony Awards have been described as the Oscars of the UK radio industry.

Atkins has hosted television broadcasts including editions of World Have Your Say in Cairo (2011), Boston (2012) and Berlin (2014). Atkins also hosted live audience radio programs for BBC World Service in many places including Cleveland, Austin, Los Angeles, Windhoek, Delhi, Mumbai, Kampala, Nairobi, Accra, Abuja and many more. In 2009, Atkins wrote about how he and colleagues became ‘social pariahs’ after reporting on the swine flu outbreak in Mexico City.


Atkins has made several documentaries. Living With Tourists explored the impact tourism has had in the three places he grew up. They are the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago and Cornwall. Sharing It All examined why people are so willing to share very personal experiences online and also on programs such as World Have Your Say. All That Stands in the Way looked at the root causes of gender inequality through the lives of four teenage girlsIt was a TV documentary, and a separate radio documentary.

Three follow-up programs were made – All That Stands in the Way: The Girl, All That Stands in the Way: The Parents and All That Stands in the Way: The Debate, which were made when the girls and their parents were brought together in New York. In March 2019, Atkins presented a six-part podcast for the BBC exploring his unconventional friendship with American broadcaster Keith Olbermann. In July 2022, Atkins was appointed as Analysis Editor for the BBC and it was announced he would present a new program on BBC One called Ros Atkins On The Week initially for a four week pilot.

Ros Atkins Outside Source

In 2013, the BBC announced that Atkins would present a new program called Outside Source. It would have separate radio and TV editions on the BBC World Service and BBC World News. It launched on BBC World Service radio in 2013, with a launch on BBC World News in early 2014. The BBC announced in early 2015 that the TV edition would be expanded and carried by both BBC World News and BBC News Channel at 9 pm UK time.

Outside Source is known for what the BBC calls “state-of-the-art touch-screen technology”. It is used to access and illustrate developing news stories. Atkins has talked about sharing the BBC’s editorial process with viewers as stories evolve and of making sure that “if you switch the show on, you’re guaranteed the immediacy and full range of information on a story that comes from being online”.

In March 2015, Atkins co-hosted a special edition of Outside Source with school children from London for BBC School Report. In 2020, Atkins developed with the OS team a series of short ten minute explainers called Ros Atkins On… They are designed to work on TV, radio and online, airing on BBC One during Breakfast, BBC News at Nine and social media. These have covered topics from COVID, Party gate which went viral. The videos contain short sparse sentences, many facts and an understated tone.


Atkins has hosted a range of events and seminars in the travel and tourism sector. These include moderating for World Travel Forum Lucerne, the World Travel and Tourism Council and the World Travel Market. As detailed above, Atkins also made a two-part documentary about the impact tourism has had in the three places in which he grew up.

How Much Does Ros Atkins Earn?

Atkins earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is Ros Atkins Worth?

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

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