Fiona Bruce Biography
Fiona Bruce born on 25th April 1964 is an English television journalist, newsreader and television presenter. Since joining the BBC as a researcher on Panorama in 1989, she has gone on to present many flagship programmes for the corporation including the BBC News at Six, BBC News at Ten, Crimewatch, Antiques Roadshow and, most recently, Fake or Fortune?
From 2003 until 2007, she also presented the current affairs series, Real Story. Fiona Bruce was born in Singapore, to an English mother and a Scottish father, who had worked his way up from a postboy to become regional managing director of Unilever. Her mother Rosemary was adopted.
Fiona has two elder brothers. She was educated at Gayton Primary School on the Wirral, the International School of Milan, and then from ages 14-18 attended Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College in New Cross, London.
It was during this later period that she modelled for the stories in the teenage girls’ magazine Jackie. Bruce read French and Italian at Hertford College, Oxford. During this period, she was briefly a punk, singing in rock bands and at one point, dying her hair blue for one week She attended the University of London Institute in Paris.
Fiona Bruce Husband
Bruce met Nigel Sharrocks when he was director of the advertising agency where she worked. He is non-executive chairman of Digital Cinema Media. They married in July 1994 in Islington.
Fiona Bruce Age
Fiona Bruce born on 25th April 1964 is an English television journalist, newsreader and television presenter.
Fiona Bruce Children|Fiona Bruce Family
Bruce met Nigel Sharrocks when he was director of the advertising agency where she worked. He is non-executive chairman of Digital Cinema Media. They married in July 1994 in Islington. The couple have two children, son Sam (born January 1998) and daughter Mia (born November 2001), and live in Belsize Park in London and Sydenham, Oxfordshire.
How Tall Is Fiona Bruce
She is 1.75M tall.
Fiona Bruce Net Worth
Fiona Bruce is a British journalist, television presenter, and newsreader who has a net worth of $3 million.
Fiona Bruce Salary
The list of salaries are broken down into bands, rather than specific figures, but Ms Bruce earns between £350,000 and £400,000.
Fiona Bruce BBC
After becoming assistant producer on Panorama, she made the change to reporting in 1992 on Breakfast News. She then moved to BBC South East, appearing as an occasional presenter and reporter on Newsroom South East and a weekly current affairs programme, First Sight. From 1994 to 1995, she was a reporter on the BBC2 current affairs programme Public Eye. She then reported for Panorama and Newsnight.
In 1999, as part of a major relaunch of the BBC’s news output, Bruce was named secondary presenter of the BBC Six O’Clock News. She presented the programme as cover for main presenter Huw Edwards, as well as regularly on Fridays, until a presenter reshuffle in January 2003 to coincide with the retirement of Michael Buerk and the move of Peter Sissons to the BBC News channel.
Both Edwards and Bruce moved to the BBC Ten O’Clock News and continue to present the programme. Bruce was the first female presenter of the bulletin. More recently, Bruce has returned to relief presenting the BBC News at Six. From 2003 to 2007, Bruce presented and reported in the BBC One current affairs series, Real Story.
After the murder of Jill Dando, Bruce took over the position of co-presenter on Crimewatch alongside Nick Ross, until both were replaced by Kirsty Young towards the end of 2007. In 2001, Bruce became the first female presenter to be part of the BBC general election results programme.
In 2006, following a court case whereby British Airways requested that a Christian employee conceal her cross because it infringed the airline’s dress code, the BBC disclosed it had some concerns over the fact that Fiona Bruce often wore a cross necklace although she was not banned from doing so.
In September 1998, Bruce became the presenter for BBC Two’s Antiques Show, which was in its fourth series. She presented it for a further two series, showing her interest in presenting antiques programmes nearly a decade before presenting the Antiques Roadshow.
On 22 June 2007, it was announced that Bruce was to replace the retiring Michael Aspel as presenter of Antiques Roadshow in Spring 2008. Initially this caused some controversy; however average viewership arose during Bruce’s first year as presenter. In 2007, Bruce wrote and presented a BBC documentary about Cherie Blair as Tony Blair left office.
Bruce also occasionally presented special editions of The Money Programme. In one, she profiled the entrepreneur, Lord Alan Sugar. She said of the experience: “It was a bit like being in front of a hair dryer at very close quarters. He’s not backwards in coming forward in his opinions.” During the documentary, Bruce – who has always publicly identified herself as a feminist – challenged Sugar’s view that women should openly disclose their childcare commitments to a potential employer. Her belief was that if men were not required to declare their ability to meet the demands of their job, it was not right that women should do so.
Victoria: A Royal Love Story (2010) is a BBC documentary, written and presented by Bruce, charting the story of the love affair between Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and documenting the collection of paintings, sculptures, and jewellery they gave each other.
Since 2011, she has co-hosted the BBC television series Fake or Fortune? alongside Philip Mould. The show looks at the process of using modern techniques to establish the authenticity of works of art. In 2011, Bruce wrote and presented The Queen’s Palaces, a three-part BBC documentary telling the story of the Queen’s three official residences, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and Holyrood Palace. In 2012, Bruce wrote and presented a BBC documentary about Leonardo da Vinci. In 2015, she began presenting the BBC Four quiz programme Hive Minds. In 2017, it was reported that Bruce earns £350,000 – £399,999 as a BBC presenter.