Tina Daheley – The Matrix Database

Tina Daheley earns £225,000 per year as a BBC presenter and journalist.

The Matrix Project is an effort to document personal factors that undermine powerful journalists’ claims of objectivity and impartiality. Are factors such as an elite education, establishment connections, personal wealth and interests in rival fields compatible with journalistic integrity? 

This page looks at BBC journalist and presenter Tina Daheley. For more information on the database click here.


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Tina Daheley attended the Ellen Wilkinson School, an all-girls grammar school. (Source).

She holds an undergraduate degree from Brunel University and a Master’s in journalism from the University of Leeds.

Revolving Door

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Tina Daheley has no significant experience in politics or business.

“Establishment” Connections

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Tina Daheley’s husband, Kane William-Smith, is an actor, film producer and founder of Jokepit ltd, an online ticket platform specialising in comedy shows.




Salary/Indications of Wealth

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For 2020-2021, Tina Daheley’s earnings at the BBC were reported to be £225,000-£229,000.


As a point of reference, the Office for National Statistics list the average UK salary for 2021 as £26,193.

Complaints / apologies / controversies

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Tina Daheley’s husband is a film producer and actor, and she earns at least £225,000 per annum.

Impartial? Independent? Holding the powerful to account?

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