Pioneering British journalist, Fiona Bruce has been the face of BBC current affairs for the past three decades. Undeterred by the lack of women in senior reporting positions, Fiona’s presence on the BBC has been history defining and her contributions to the media industry encompass all aspects of news reading, presenting and journalism. At events, Fiona is versatile, able to offer hosting, award presenting and after dinner speeches for all manner of occasions.
Best known for the over thirty years she spent fronting BBC news programmes, Fiona Bruce made history in 1999 as the first ever female host of the BBC Ten O’Clock News and again in 2001 as the first female to feature on the BBC general election results programme. These career defining moments only part of the picture of Fiona’s highly influential career, from reporting on Newsnight to BBC News at Six, presenting Crimewatch and Real Story, Fiona’s presence is unreliable throughout the history of the BBC. Professional, engaging and informative, it’s no surprise Fiona is deemed a reliable reporter, favoured by viewers.
Fiona wasn’t always focused on the media industry and originally chose to study French and Italian at the prestigious University of Oxford, before embarking on a corporate career in management consulting. Uninspired by her role, a chance encounter saw Fiona hired as a researcher for BBC’s Panorama in 1989, changing the course of her future indefinitely. Gaining an early on screen role in Antiques Show raised her profile and saw Fiona become a hot commodity of the BBC, sought after to front a number of popular programmes.
Currently, Fiona remains the personable presenter on BBC’s Fake or Fortune, a position she has held since 2011, and the knowledgable host of Antiques Roadshow, a role she’s been synonymous with since 2007. Alongside news reporting, in 2019 Fiona took on a new challenge as the presenter of BBC’s Question Time, her authoritative character and political knowledge lends itself to the format of the debate programme. Repeatedly named the Television and Radio Industries Club Awards Presenter of the Year, Fiona Bruce is the instantly recognisable media figure able to elevate your occasion as an experienced host or engaging after dinner speaker.