Speaker / Host
Three times newscaster of the Year Fiona Bruce is one of the BBC’s most experienced and high profile senior female news presenters.
About Fiona Bruce
An award-winning newscaster and a regular present of ‘Question Time’ and ‘Ten O’Clock News’ Fiona Bruce also fronts ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and ‘Fake or Fortune?’ Fiona is a highly experienced host and facilitator bringing glamour and credibility to everything she undertakes.
Fiona Bruce is one of the most popular presenters working in television today. She has been named ‘Newscaster of the Year three times at the Television and Radio Industry Awards (TRIC) – in 2003, 2006 and 2007 – and is the recipient of the Michael Elliott Award for Television Presentation 2003. She is a regular presenter of both the 6 o’clock and 10 o’clock News (BBC1) and joined the Antiques Roadshow (BBC1) as lead presenter in 2008.
In March 2010, Fiona interviewed HRH Prince Charles for Victoria: A Royal Love Story (BBC2). She also headed the investigative documentary series Real Story with Fiona Bruce (BBC1) and a number of high-profile single documentaries including an exclusive interview with Cherie Blair and unprecedented access to Downing Street: The Real Cherie (BBC1 – 2006), an exclusive full-length interview with Bill Gates in How a Geek Changed the World (Money Programme – BBC 2) and most recently The Real Sir Alan (Money Programme – BBC2).
Her other presenting credits include: Priceless Antiques Roadshow (BBC2), The Green Room (BBC Radio 2), The Antiques Road Show (BBC2), as host of Call My Bluff (BBC1) and as host of the quiz show What are You Like (BBC1) in 2008. She was the first woman presenter on the BBC General Election programme (2001 and 2005) and also presented a documentary on BBC1 about the plight of the tiger in India, as part of the Saving Planet Earth series in 2007.
Before becoming a presenter, Fiona was a reporter in current affairs for ten years. She was on Newsnight for two years and also reported on Panorama. Prior to that she reported on current affairs programmes such as Public Eye and First Sight where she won an award from CNN for best health story. She was also a reporter for Breakfast News. She began her BBC career at Panorama as a researcher and then assistant producer. In those ten years she reported from all around the world including Kurdistan, the United States, the Middle East and mainland Europe.
She joined the 6 o’clock News in 1999 and Crimewatch in 2000 where she spent eight years as co-presenter. In 2001, she became the first woman presenter to be part of the BBC’s election team. Before her career in journalism, Fiona worked in advertising and management consultancy. She has an MA from Oxford University in French and Italian and is fluent in both languages.
Fiona’s first book Savvy!: The Modern Girl’s Guide to Doing It All Without Risking It All, co written with Jacqui Hames was published by Bantam Press in 2008.
"Fiona was superb. Professional, friendly and approachable. She researched the winners that she had to interview and made everyone feel much at ease on the big stage. Comments are that we should use her again next year!! She was by far the best presenter we have ever had!"