- Television and Radio Industries Club Reporter/Presenter of the Year 2012 & 2013
My background is in political programmes – making daily news and current affairs for BBC Radio 4 for many years – with my last job there as producer, for the 1997 Election Night results programme for Radios 4 and 5.
When I moved to TV in 1997, I became a chief reporter, as the BBC’s special correspondent for the BBC News at Six and then moved to anchoring BBC1 News bulletins for sixteen years.
I also hosted BBC Breakfast for 11 years, as well as many prime-time shows on BBC1. In 2012, I rejoined Radio 4 as co-presenter of Saturday Live and continued to present TV news bulletins, while also hosting BBC1 formats like Your Money Their Tricks and National Treasures Live. I’ve also guest hosted The Andrew Marr Show and Crimewatch.
In 2016 I moved to ITN/Channel 5 News to front its flagship evening news programme and am continuing to make BBC Radio 4 documentaries and programmes on the mind and brain – the latest is The Science of Resilience, aired in May and June 2016.