Fiona Elizabeth Bruce (born 25 April 1964) is a British journalist, newsreader, and television presenter. Since 2019, she has been the presenter of BBC’s Question Time, succeeding David Dimbleby. She is also a regular presenter of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.
Early life and education
Bruce was born in Singapore, where her father was posted with the British army. She was educated at Haberdashers’ Hatcham College, a girls’ school in Blackheath, South London, and Hertford College, Oxford, where she read philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE).
After graduating from Oxford, Bruce joined the BBC as a researcher for Panorama in 1989. She became a newsreader on BBC News at One in 1994, and was the first female presenter of the programme. In 2001, she moved to BBC News at Six. She has also presented a number of other BBC programmes, including Holiday, The Politics Show, and Crimewatch UK.
On 10 January 2019, Bruce succeeded David Dimbleby as the presenter of BBC’s Question Time. She was the first woman to hold the role on a full-time basis.
Bruce has been a regular presenter of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow since 2004. She is known for her knowledge of antiques and her ability to connect with the show’s experts and guests.
Awards and honours
Bruce has won numerous awards for her work, including:
- The Royal Television Society Award for Best News Presenter (2001)
- The Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best News Presenter (2011)
- The Sony Gold Award for Best News Presenter (2012)
- The BAFTA TV Award for Best Factual Series or Strand (Antiques Roadshow) (2015)
Bruce was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2021 Birthday Honours for services to broadcasting and charity.
Bruce is married to Nigel Sharrocks, a businessman. They have two children together.
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Who is Fiona Bruce’s husband Nigel Sharrocks
Nigel Sharrocks, Fiona Bruce’s husband, is a successful businessman who has held senior positions in the advertising industry. He is currently the non-executive chairman of Digital Cinema Media, a company that provides cinema advertising to Odeon, Vue, and Cineworld cinemas. He is also the chairman of Local Planet, another advertising agency.
Sharrocks has a long and distinguished career in the advertising industry. He began his career at MediaCom, where he worked for over 20 years. He rose through the ranks to become the CEO of MediaCom UK in 2003. He left MediaCom in 2010 to join Aegis Media, where he was the CEO for Europe and the Middle East.
Sharrocks is a highly respected figure in the advertising industry. He is known for his strategic thinking, his ability to build strong relationships with clients, and his commitment to innovation.
In addition to his business career, Sharrocks is a passionate philanthropist. He is a trustee of a number of charities, including the NSPCC, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Royal Opera House. He is also a patron of the Royal College of Art.
Sharrocks and Bruce have been married since 1994. They have two children together.
Does Fiona Bruce have children?
Yes, Fiona Bruce has two children with her husband, Nigel Sharrocks. Their son, Sam, was born in January 1998, and their daughter, Mia, was born in November 2001.