Fiona Bruce Biography
Fiona Bruce born Fiona Elizabeth Bruce, is an English television journalist, newsreader and television presenter. She was born to an English mother and a Scottish father, who had worked his way up from a postboy to become regional managing director of Unilever.
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. She attended the University of London Institute in Paris.
After leaving university, Bruce joined a management consulting firm for a year. She worked at a number of advertising agencies including Boase Massimi Pollitt. She then went on to meet Tim Gardam – at that time the editor of the BBC’s Panorama – at a wedding and pestered him until, in 1989, he gave her a job as a researcher on the programme.
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 Age
She was born as Fiona Elizabeth Bruce on 25 April 1964 in Singapore. She is 54 years old as of 2018.
Fiona Bruce Husband
She met Nigel Sharrocks who was director of the advertising agency where she worked. He is non-executive chairman of Digital Cinema Media. The couple married in July 1994 in Islington and currently live in Belsize Park in London and Sydenham, Oxfordshire.
Fiona Bruce Children
The couple have two children, son Sam who was born in January 1998 and daughter Mia who was born in November 2001, and live in Belsize Park in London and Sydenham, Oxfordshire.
Fiona Bruce Body Measurement| Appearance|Feet
Height: 5 ft 11 in / 178 cm
Weight: 139 lb / 63 kg.
Breast/Bust size: 29 in / 76 cm
Waist size: 22 in / 58 cm
Hips size: 31 in / 81 cm
Bra size: 34A (US) / 75A (EU)
Shoe (Feet) Size: _
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Gray
Race / ethnicity: White
Fiona Bruce Salary
She currently earns between £350,000 and £400,000 as a BBC presenter.
Fiona Bruce BBC News at 10
Eight things you never knew about Fiona Bruce
1. Fiona was born in Singapore
Fiona was born in Singapore to a Scottish dad and English mum – and has taken her children on holiday to see the more exotic island she came from. She studied French and Italian at Oxford University and once dyed her hair blue for a week in her student ‘punk’ period.
2. She is a feminist
Naturally. She’s well aware of the way female newsreaders are judged more on their appearance than men are, and apparently, at 19, she once told her dad, with a straight face: “Feminism isn’t a hobby, Dad, it’s a way of life’.”
3. She thinks social media can be nasty
Particularly the way men write about women online in this digital age. She has said: “I’m astonished at the freedom with which a depressingly large number of men feel they can just say what they want and write the most hideously misogynistic stuff about women, I look at my daughter and think, ‘God, I didn’t think this was coming your way.’ I really didn’t. The misogyny on the internet is a whole area that I would never have thought was coming.”
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4. She dyes her hair for the news
In 2012, she confessed: “I have a few grey hairs. I dye them. I don’t let my grey hair show when I’m reading the news. Of course, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation if I was a man. I used to get cross about that, but what’s the point? I’m never going to change things on my own. If age does become an issue, I’ll deal with it.”
5. She was criticised for returning to work 16 days after her daughter was born
But she only went in for three hours to show off her new baby and recorded a voice-over for Crimewatch. She also continued to read the news up until four days before she gave birth. At the time, she said: “I’m not some mad career monster. I don’t want people to think I’m setting a terribly bad example here – the last thing I would advocate is women rushing back to work with a baby.”
6. She feels guilty as a mum
She has a son, Sam, 17, and daughter Mia, 13, with husband Nigel Sharrocks. Like many working mums, Bruce isn’t 100% sure she’s got the balance right – and has admitted: “I’m sure I could be a better mother. I feel guilty about a lot of things, a lot of the time.”
7. She’s returning to Fake Or Fortune?
The series began in 2011 and is co-hosted by art dealer and art historian Philip Mould. So far, they have investigated the authenticity of works by Chagall, Degas, Turner, Monet, Rembrandt and Constable. She has said of the show: “When we set out with these stories, because they were happening in real time, we had no idea how they were going to end. So they don’t follow that niche narrative arc of television programmes… Sometimes they have a happy ending, and sometimes they don’t.”
8. Fiona Bruce likes to dance
She’s turned down Strictly Come Dancing, saying it will “never happen”, but that doesn’t mean doesn’t like a boogie. “Parties where nobody dances are boring, there’s nothing worse,” she’s confessed. “For me, if people come round to our house and we have dinner and drinks, if it doesn’t end with a bit of dancing, even if it’s dancing in the kitchen, it’s not a success.”