Fiona Bruce

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Question Time, BBC News

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Synopsis

One of the BBC’s best-known presenters, alongside Question Time and Ten O’Clock News duties Fiona also fronts Antiques Roadshow and Fake or Fortune? Her career has also taken in quiz shows, state occasions and documentaries.

Biography

Fiona Bruce is one of the BBC's highest profile presenters. She anchors the flagship discussion programme Question Time, as well as the Ten O'Clock News. The BBC’s most senior female news presenter also presides over Antiques Roadshow and art investigation programme Fake or Fortune? She’s hosted state occasions, quiz shows and conducted the only in-depth British television interview with Bill Gates on his departure from Microsoft.

After working in advertising, and in her own management consultancy, Fiona joined Panorama as a researcher and assistant producer. She became a reporter on Newsnight and Public Eye, before fronting the Six O’Clock News and co-presenting Crimewatch. Other credits include the documentary series Real Story and The Money Programme. She was also the first woman to front part of the BBC General Election Results programme.

Away from news Fiona has appeared twice on Top Gear and has stood in for Jeremy Clarkson penning his Sunday Times column. She’s been a guest on Would I Lie to You? and Room 101, has undertaken cameos on Tracey Ullman’s Show and appeared as the Reverend Fiona Bruce in a Comic Relief edition of The Vicar of Dibley. She wrote and presented the documentaries Victoria: A Royal Love Story, The Queen's Palaces, and Leonardo, as well as programmes profiling Alan Sugar and Cherie Blair. She has won the Medical Story of the Year award, and been named best presenter by the Royal Television Society, and Newscaster of the Year and is the author of Savvy – the modern woman’s guide to doing all without risking it all.

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