Moira Stuart

PRESENTER & BROADCASTER WHO WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN-CARIBBEAN FEMALE NEWSREADER TO APPEAR ON BRITISH TV

Moira Stuart has an esteemed career of television and radio broadcast to her name. Having worked on the BBC since the 1970s, she has an impressive career that spans over almost four decades. When starting on the BBC in 1981, she was the first African American female newsreader to appear on British television.

She began her career in broadcasting in the radio talks and documentaries department as a production assistant. Since then her career has gone from strength to strength, having a number of different roles across a number of BBC radio stations. After being a production assistant she changed to be a continuity announcer and newsreader, reading for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2. In 1980 she featured in a game show called The Adventure Game, where she played the character Darong. Since 1981 she has presented on every news bulletin from the BBC apart from the 10 O’clock News, making her quite the celebrity and public favourite.

In 2009 Moira was lined up to read the news bulletin on Chris Evans’ show, which she read all the way until December 2018. In December 2018 it was revealed that she would be joining Classic FM, as a morning news presenter. It was later announced that she would also be a weekend presenter later in the year, with her own Saturday show.

Moira is highly acclaimed, with a number of well sought after awards to her name. Her history of award-winning began in 1988 when she was declared the Best Newscaster of the Year by the TV and Radio Industries Club Awards. A year later she was awarded the Best Personality Award by the Women of Achievements Awards. In 1994, she was named the Best Female Television Personality by the Black Journalists Association and the Best Media Personality in 1997 by The Voice newspaper.

The winning didn’t stop there, in 2001 she was appointed an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting. In 2002 she was awarded the Media Personality of 2002 at the EMMA Awards. Given her history of awards, she is clearly a committed and notable figure within her field.

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When at corporate events, Moira is known to cover the following:

  • Current Affairs
  • Entertainment
  • Global Affairs