Sarah Rainsford BBC, Bio, Age, Height, Education, Parents, Husband, Expulsion from Russia
Sarah Rainsford Biography
Sarah Rainsford is a British journalist who works as an external correspondent at BBC since 1999. She has reported from countries such as Turkey, Russia, Spain, Afghanistan, Cuba, and Iraq. She was previously based in Moscow before her expulsion from Russia.
Sarah Rainsford Age, Birthday
Rainsford has not yet revealed her age, date of birth, or the year she was born. However, this information is under review and will be updated soon.
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Sarah Rainsford Height, Weight
Rainsford is of average height and moderate weight. He has however never shared his exact, height, weight, and other body measurements. This section is under review and will be updated soon.
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Sarah Rainsford Education
Rainsford did her secondary education in the British Midlands. She then joined Fitzwilliam College where she studied and earned a degree in languages. Afterward, he enrolled at the University of Cambridge where she focused on Russian and French languages.
Sarah Rainsford Family, Parents
Sarah was born to her parents in Britain. She is the daughter of Derek Rainsford who previously lived in Drakes Broughton. The whereabouts of her mother are yet to be known.
Sarah Rainsford Husband, Children
Rainsford married her husband Mr. Kester Aspden who is a professional writer. The duo met at Fitzwilliam College in Cambridge where Sarah earned her degree. They were both students in the college. Kester was pursuing a ph.D by then while she had just received a degree in French and Russian languages. They have not revealed any information about them having kids.
Sarah Rainsford BBC
Rainford began as an intern and progressed to become a producer at Bloomberg TV. She subsequently found a job with the BBC Russian Service, where she called reporters to record their reports and then cut the quarter-inch tape with a razor blade. She relocated to Moscow in August 2000. It occurred shortly after the Kursk submarine sank and at the start of Vladimir Putin’s presidency.
She was covering the catastrophe as a producer two days later. Sarah received her big break in 2002 when the Nord-Ost theatre siege occurred. A gang of Chechen terrorists attacked a Moscow theater in the middle of a musical performance, kidnapping hundreds of people. She ended up outside, making her first live mobile phone reporting.
Then, in September 2004, the horrifying school siege in Belsan made national headlines. Her team received a Sony Gold award for their coverage. She then worked in Istanbul, Madrid, and Cuba. She spent three years in Havana, Cuba, beginning in 2011. She authored her book, ‘Our Woman in Havana: Reporting Castro’s Cuba,’ while in Cuba. Rainsford was stationed in Kiev for a month in 2014. She then returned to Moscow, where she is presently residing.
Sarah Rainsford Expulsion from Russia
The Russian government told Rainsford in mid-August 2021 that her visa would not be extended, thereby removing her as part of retaliatory steps between the UK and Russia over press coverage. She said;
“I am being expelled – it’s not a failure to renew my visa, although technically that’s what it is. I’m being expelled and I’ve been told that I can’t come back, ever.”
“To be honest, it’s devastating personally but it’s also shocking. Russia has never been a posting for me: it’s not just any old place. It is a country that I’ve devoted a huge amount of my life to trying to understand…”
“I calculated just now that it’s almost a third of my life I’ve lived in Russia, so one way or another: learning the language, studying the culture, the history, living here, trying to understand the people, and of course as a journalist, over many years for the BBC, on and off, working in Russia.
Sarah Rainsford Salary
Rainsford earns an estimated salary of $400k.
Sarah Rainsford Net Worth
Rainsford has an estimated net worth of $500k as of 2021.