Before joining UTV, Porter briefly worked as a continuity announcer and director at BBC Northern Ireland. In 1998, she presented the first series of UTV Life (originally broadcast weekly on Sundays before becoming a weeknight show).
Gillian Porter is married and has two children.
- WebArchive.org: Gillian Porter's profile on u.tv; captured 17 August 2002, accessed 5 April 2009
- Belfast Telegraph: "Woman 2 Woman: Gillan Porter's baby joy was shrouded in sadness"; dated 7 July 2003, accessed 16 June 2008
- The TV Room Plus: UTV Announcers
- BFI Film and TV Database: UTV Life details
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