Glen Oglaza (born 1955) is a journalist. He was previously a Sky News, political correspondent. He was based at Westminster in Central London. He was formerly a Senior Correspondent at Independent Television News, and for its flagship Channel 4 News programme, reporting from over 30 countries, including the United States, the former Soviet Union and countries in the Middle East. He became Sky News' Political Correspondent in 2003.
Oglaza was born in London in 1955.
Life and career
Oglaza started his career at Metro Radio in Newcastle upon Tyne, where he stayed for three years. He then moved to London as a reporter for Independent Radio News, and six months later joined Independent Television News, where he was a correspondent for Channel 4 News, and latterly a Senior Correspondent. He became an ITN correspondent in Washington, D.C., Moscow and the Middle East. During his ten years at ITN, he was the only reporter to have covered the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution and the fall of Ceaucescu in Romania. In 1991, he spent a month with the Kurds of Northern Iraq during their uprising following the defeat of Saddam Hussein at the end of the 1990-91 Gulf War, and later that year, he reported on the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Whilst at ITN, and then at Sky News, Oglaza reported on the rise and ten-year premiership of Tony Blair, the 2007-2010 Government led by Gordon Brown, and the Coalition Government formed in 2010 by David Cameron and Nick Clegg. He left Sky News in 2013.
Oglaza and his reporting teams have won two RTS Awards, for their reporting of the Dunblane massacre and for the 1990-91 Gulf War, and Oglaza was individually nominated for a BAFTA for his reporting of the London Poll Tax Riots.
Oglaza lives in North London and has two children, Madeleine and Sebastian.
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