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John Hess (born 12 March 1955 in Solihull) is a television political journalist for the BBC in the East Midlands.
He started his career on evening newspapers in Coventry and Birmingham. The general election he first covered was that in February 1974.
His first job for the BBC was at Radio Nottingham.
He was a political journalist for Midlands based in Birmingham. He worked on The Midlands at Westminster on BBC2.
He became the Political Editor for the BBC's East Midlands Today in 1997. He presents the East Midlands segment for The Politics Show, in co-operation with Marie Ashby. There are 45 MPs in the region that he covers. He is based at the BBC Centre on London Road (A60) in Nottingham.
He was married in Solihull in 1982.