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BBC Newsreaders and Journalists

Questions - Name the newsreader/journalist

  1. Poached from ITV's News at Ten by the BBC to launch Breakfast Time. First host of The Clothes Show.
  2. Presented Nationwide during the 1970s and went on to present Desert Island Discs from 1988 until 2006.
  3. Entertainment correspondent for Newsroom South East during the late 1980s whose best known for Ready Steady Go!
  4. Main presenter of Today on BBC Radio 4 from 1974 to 1976. Best known as the main anchor on Grandstand from 1979 to 1991.

  5. Known for reporting from war zones and chief news correspondent for BBC News. Her first major assignment was the London Iranian Embassy siege.
  6. Broadcaster who presented Letter from America.
  7. BBC war correspondent who said: "I'm not allowed to say how many planes joined the raid, but I counted them all out, and I counted them all back."
  8. Sometimes known as "the man in the white suit" who left the BBC in 1997 to become an MP.
  9. Host of the The Krypton Factor who anchored North West Tonight until his retirement in 2011.
  10. Amateur triathlete and long-serving presenter on BBC Breakfast who departed the programme in September 2021.
  11. Former professional goalkeeper who became a regular reporter on Midlands Today during the late-1970s.
  12. BBC presenter who was also the first female newsreader at ITN.
  13. Michael Buerk and Peter Sissons left the BBC Ten O'Clock News on 19 January 2003 to make way for which two new presenters?
  14. Won the title of Miss Great Britain in 1984 before presenting BBC Breakfast Time.
  15. The first female newsreader of the BBC Nine O'Clock News.
  16. Political broadcaster who was the presenter of Question Time from 1979 to 1989.
  17. Presenter and reporter best known for having presented Crimewatch from 1984 until 2007.
  18. First to read the news on BBC Television in front of a camera. Retired from BBC in 1981 and went on to present Treasure Hunt.
  19. Acknowledged as being the UK's first female African-Caribbean TV newsreader.
  20. Former Blue Peter presenter who also presented the BBC's Money Programme from 1980 to 1988.

Were you right?

  1. Selina Scott
  2. Sue Lawley
  3. Cathy McGowan
  4. Desmond Lynam
  5. Kate Adie
  6. Alistair Cooke
  7. Brian Hanrahan
  8. Martin Bell
  9. Gordon Burns
  10. Louise Minchin
  11. David Icke
  12. Anna Ford
  13. Hugh Edwards and Fiona Bruce
  14. Debbie Greenwood
  15. Angela Rippon
  16. Sir Robin Day
  17. Nick Ross
  18. Kenneth Kendall
  19. Moira Stewart
  20. Valerie Singleton