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Carole Walker is a former Political Correspondent for BBC News.

Walker attended North Walsham Girls’ High School in Norfolk, attached to the all-male Paston College, attended by Admiral Horatio Nelson and Stephen Fry. She subsequently studied journalism at the London College of Printing.

At the BBC, Walker often fronted major events such as British general elections.

She had worked for the BBC for 37 years. As a war correspondent she covered the fall of the Soviet Union, the Gulf War and the civil wars in Somalia and the Balkans. Since 1997 she has concentrated on covering UK politics and in September 2012 presented the BBC Two daily political programme Daily Politics.

In April 2011, when Walker was 50, she openly criticised the then BBC Director General Mark Thompson for failing to curb the corporation’s alleged “ageist” attitude towards women. In the BBC internal house-magazine, Ariel, Walker asserted that Thompson had broken his pledge of giving her more presenting shifts.

Walker has two children.

Carole left the BBC on March 30, 2017, but still does freelance work for the corporation.

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