Catriona Shearer (born 1981) is a Scottish journalist, broadcaster and producer, best known as a presenter for BBC Scotland's national news programme. Shearer graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a BA (Hons) degree in Journalism.
Shortly after graduation, Shearer joined BBC Radio 5 Live in 2003 as a journalist and producer for the station's flagship news programmes - 5 Live Breakfast, Drive, The Midday News, and Weekend Breakfast. She later moved to BBC Radio Wales as a co-presenter for the Saturday afternoon sports show Sportstime and a producer on the station's entertainment, music and features output.
Shearer later joined BBC Radio Scotland as a producer for news programmes Newsdrive and Scotland Live and presented traffic updates during the flagship breakfast programme Good Morning Scotland. She also presented a weekly online video podcast and worked on the radio quiz show Soundbites before becoming a television news presenter in 2007. Shearer currently presents Reporting Scotland's breakfast bulletins on weekdays and is a stand-in anchor for the main 6:30pm evening programme.
Alongside Reporting Scotland, Shearer has also been involved with several BBC Scotland non-news programmes, including presenting a documentary on Pope Benedict XVI's tour visit to Scotland and a guest appearance on the football comedy series Only An Excuse?. As a keen music fan, she has also been a continuity presenter for BBC Radio Scotland's overnight New Music Zone strand and has contributed to Kruger magazine and Gigwise. She is also a columnist for the Sunday edition of the Scottish Sun.
She is an ambassador for the Scottish children's charity, Aberlour, which supports disabled and disadvantaged children.
- McMeekin, Elizabeth. "Catriona Shearer: I've always wanted to be a TV presenter". Herald (Scotland).