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WACL Speaker Dinner, Wednesday 31st October 2007

Oct 31, 2007 – 7:00 pm

Fiona Bruce is a presenter on the BBC's Ten O'Clock News, BBC ONE's Crimewatch UK and BBC ONE's award-winning Real Story weekly current affairs series.

Fiona has also chaired the classic BBC panel game Call My Bluff, as well as hosting the Radio 2 arts show, The Green Room.

She also reports and presents special documentaries for BBC ONE as part of the Real Story strand.

In 2001 she won the TRIC award for best presenter of the year as well as the Michael Elliott award for best presenter.

Prior to her role at the Ten, she presented the Six O'Clock News for four years. In 2001 she was the first woman presenter to be part of the BBC's election team.

Fiona has presented The Antiques Show for BBC TWO and presented, as part of the BBC events team, on the death of the Queen Mother, the marriage of Prince Edward and Sophie, and the 60th anniversary of the Second World War battle at Dunkirk.

Before becoming a presenter, Fiona worked as a reporter on Newsnight, on the BBC ONE flagship current affairs programme, Panorama, and the weekly current affairs programme Public Eye for BBC TWO.

Prior to this she presented the BBC World Service's daily programme TV Newsday and reported on BBC ONE's Breakfast News in 1992, before joining BBC South East as a news presenter and reporter for the regional current affairs programme, First Sight.

She began her career at the BBC in 1989 as a researcher and then as Assistant Producer on Panorama, covering a variety of ground-breaking stories which took her to locations throughout Europe, the Gulf, Kurdistan and the USA.

Fiona speaks fluent French and Italian and is a graduate of Oxford University.

She is married with two young children and lives in London. She was born in April 1964.