Bono Turns News Editor

Published: 2004-12-10
U2's Bono has been so much more than a musician during his band's elongated tenor at the top of the world's rock heap. He has addressed and played for head's of state and rallied behind various humanitarian causes. Soon he will be able to add something new to his impressive resume: editor. Bono will take over BBC Radio's Today program for one morning after Christmas. Four other celebrities were also offered the editor's post: The Duchess of York, movie director Anthony Minghella, businessman Sir Richard Branson and philosopher Baroness Onora O'Neill. Each will serve as guest editor from December 27th to December 31st. Bono expressed some trepidation in leading up to his assignment, coupled with his usual air of politically conscious activism:

"I have to confess, I'm not a natural editor. I want to start the countdown to next year, when Britain can change the world for the poorest people on the planet."

Bono currently works with the DATA organization, which he founded in 2002, to eradicate debts for impoverished African nations that would be difficult, if not impossible, for those nations to repay. For more information go to

Writer: Joe Henley



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