Fiona Bruce

Prolific News & TV Presenter

Speaker Themes

  • Moderator, interviewer and conference chair
  • After dinner

Travels from

London, UK


Fiona Bruce is one of the BBC’s biggest names. She is currently the BBC news’ most senior female anchor and has presented the six and ten o’clock news since 1999. She has also presented The Antiques Roadshow since 2007 and the BBC’s most successful arts series Fake or Fortune since 2000, as well as many of the BBC’s live events including William and Kate’s wedding. She has won numerous awards for best presenter and RTS awards for her journalism.

In January 2019 she became the anchor of the BBC’s flagship current affairs debate show, Question Time.

Fiona has hosted two series of the quiz, Hive Minds, for BBC4. Previously she presented Crimewatch from 1999 to 2007 and presented and reported on the prime time award winning current affairs series Real Story with Fiona Bruce, on BBC1, from 2003 to 2007. In 2001 Fiona became the first female presenter to be part of the General Election Results Programme. Fiona wrote and presented for BBC1 The Queen’s Palaces ( 2011 ),  Victoria – A Royal Love Story ( 2010 ) and Leonardo (2012). She has written and presented documentaries about Lord Alan Sugar, Bill Gates and Cherie Blair. She also presented ITV’s Prince Philip at 90, and gave Jeremy Clarkson a run for his money in two appearances on Top Gear.

Fiona started at the BBC as a researcher on the BBC Panorama programme in 1989. She became a reporter on the current affairs series Public Eye and First Sight before returning as a reporter to Panorama and then Newsnight.

She is also the author of Savvy: the modern woman’s guide to doing all without risking it all, which was published in 2008.


Fiona is known for her professionalism in front of the camera – a quality she brings with whenever she speaks at or moderates a conference. her testimonials speak for themselves (see below).


‘Fiona was a delight to work with, extremely professional & held the room v.well.  I’ve received lots of feedback from delegates that mirrors this & especially notes her knowledge & interest – which is a credit to Fiona in terms of engaging & researching the industry.’ — Laura Martin, Sesame Bankhall

“All went swimmingly and Fiona was fantastic. Please pass my gratitude on to her” — Debretts

“Our Diversity event at Nomura was… a real success. Thank you so much for taking the time to come to Nomura.  Your contribution was absolutely tremendous and your being there, sent a strong message to all who came.  Hopefully you will come and visit us again soon!” — Nomura, Diversity Event

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