Fiona Bruce is one of the most established presenters working in television today, having won the Television and Radio Industry Award for Best Presenter 3 times. She has been presenter of both the 6 O’clock and 10 O’clock News (BBC One) since 1999 and has fronted the Antiques Roadshow (BBC One) as lead presenter since 2008. In 2015 she presented a fourth series of the successful arts strand Fake or Fortune? (BBC One), co-hosted with Philip Mould, the programme is set to return in 2016.
Fiona presented BBC1’s coverage of the Royal Wedding and interviewed Prince Philip in a special programme to celebrate his 90th birthday, The Duke at 90 (BBC One). Previously she has interviewed Prince Charles for Victoria: A Royal Love Story (BBC Two) which she wrote and presented. She also wrote and presented the BBC1 three-part series The Royal Palaces and a BBC1 arts documentary about Leonardo Da Vinci in 2013. For four years she presented and reported on her own BBC1 prime time investigative documentary series Real Story with Fiona Bruce which won several Royal Television Society awards.
She has written and presented a number of high-profile single documentaries including an exclusive interview with Cherie Blair and unprecedented access to Downing Street in The Real Cherie (BBC One – 2006), and exclusive full-length interviews with Bill Gates in How a Geek Changed the World (Money Programme – BBC Two) and with Lord Alan Sugar in The Real Sir Alan (Money Programme – BBC Two). From 2000 Fiona co-presented BBC1’s Crimewatch for 8 years.
Her other presenting credits include: Priceless Antiques Roadshow (BBC Two), The Green Room (BBC Radio 2), The Antiques Show (BBC Two), host of Call My Bluff (BBC One), the first woman presenter on the BBC General Election programme (2001 and 2005) and as host of the quiz shows What Are You Like? (BBC One) in 2008 and Hive Minds in 2015.
Fiona began her career as a researcher on Panorama, later becoming a reporter for the programme and for Newsnight. She also reported on current affairs series First Sight (BBC One) and Public Eye (BBC Two).
Fiona’s first book Savvy!: The Modern Girl’s Guide to Doing It All Without Risking It All, co-written with Jacqui Hames was published by Bantam Press in 2008.