Mary Nightingale

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Mary Nightingale
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Mary Nightingale at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2011
Born Mary Nightingale
(1963-05-26) 26 May 1963 (age 51)
Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality English
Education King Edward VI School
Alma mater Bedford College, University of London
Occupation Newsreader
Years active 1995-present
Employer ITN
Agent Noel Gay
Notable credit(s) ITV News (2001—)
Britain's Best Dish (2011)
Spouse(s) Paul Fenwick (m. 2000)
Children Molly Fenwick
Joe Fenwick

Mary Nightingale (born 26 May 1963) is an English newsreader and television presenter, best known for her roles within ITV, as a newsreader for ITN on ITV News, and as a presenter of the daytime cookery series Britain's Best Dish in 2011.

Education[edit]

Nightingale was educated at St Margaret's School, an independent school for girls, near the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter, Devon,[1] and King Edward VI School in Totnes, Devon. She obtained a BA in English from Bedford College, University of London, now merged with Royal Holloway, University of London.[2][3]

Early career[edit]

Nightingale started her journalism career as a presenter and writer on World Business Satellite for TV Tokyo.[4] She then went on to work for BBC World's World Business Report as a presenter and writer, covering economic and corporate news.[5]

Nightingale also worked for Reuters Financial Television in 1994 as a presenter on the early morning financial programme.[4][6][clarification needed][7]

TV career[edit]

1990s[edit]

She has co-presented Carlton Country, a factual series about life in the countryside, as well as presenting the Holiday Programme on BBC One.[8] In May 1994 she became the first presenter of After 5 the London news network early evening show. In 1995, she worked as co-presenter on ITV's Rugby World Cup coverage from South Africa on the regular evening highlights programme.[9] In 1996, Nightingale presented BBC Two's Ski Sunday.[6][10]

Until April 1999, Nightingale was co-presenter with Alastair Stewart of London News Network's flagship news programme London Tonight[9] and was the sole presenter of London Today, Carlton's lunchtime news bulletin.[9] She also presented the daily late news bulletins of London Tonight.[citation needed]

2000s[edit]

Nightingale anchored ITV's flagship holiday programme Wish You Were Here...? from 1999–2001,[8][11] and also presented The Really Good Food Show.[8]

In 2001, Nightingale was promoted to the ITV News at 6:30 and left her position on London Tonight.[citation needed] She was also part of the ITN team covering the 2001 general election.[11]

Nightingale has also fronted various ITV programmes including: Holidays Undercover in 2006,[9] The Girl Who Would Be Queen,[9] and Diana - A Service of Thanksgiving in 2007.[12]

Nightingale is also an occasional presenter of the ITV News at 1:30 and ITV News weekend bulletins and acts as a relief presenter on ITV News at Ten.[13]

In April 2011, she took over from Mark Nicholas[14] as the host of the ITV daytime cookery programme Britain's Best Dish.[15]

On 23 September 2012 she presented William & Kate: The South Seas Tour on ITV.[16]

Awards[edit]

2002 and 2004 - TRIC Awards for Newscaster of the Year[17][18]

Personal life[edit]

Nightingale has been married since April 2000 to Paul Fenwick, the former Human Resource director of Trailfinders.[19][20] They have two children.[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ School details - St Margaret's (Exeter) Guide to Independent Schools
  2. ^ Toffs at the top Press Gazette, 16 June 2006
  3. ^ Royal Holloway and Bedford alumni Magazine "Higher" - Issue 14 - Summer 2011, p.35
  4. ^ a b Meet the Team ITV News
  5. ^ Presenters - Mary Nightingale JLA
  6. ^ a b Biography - Mary Nightingale TV Newsroom
  7. ^ Reuters axes financial TV BBC News, 29 November 2001
  8. ^ a b c Nightingale ends her travels MediaGuardian, 28 June 2001
  9. ^ a b c d e CV - Mary Nightingale Noel Gay
  10. ^ 25 things about Ski Sunday... BBC Sport, 12 December 2003
  11. ^ a b ITV unveils election team BBC News, 24 April 2001
  12. ^ Full guide to the Diana service London Evening Standard, 30 August 2007
  13. ^ ITV News at Ten and Weather UK TV Guide, 21 March 2011
  14. ^ Britain's Best Dish - ITV1, 5pm and Great British Menu - BBC2, 6.30pm Mirror.co.uk, 4 April 2011
  15. ^ Britain's Best Dish ITV Press Centre, 24 March 2011
  16. ^ William & Kate: The South Seas Tour ITV News, 24 September 2012, itv.com
  17. ^ Full list of winners for the Tric Awards MediaGuardian, 12 March 2002
  18. ^ 2004 TRIC Award Winners Television and Radio Industries Club, 2004
  19. ^ Here's the news: I'm pregnant; MARY'S JOY OVER BABY The Mirror, 25 July 2002
  20. ^ It's a Wish come true for travel buff Mary The Mirror, 31 March 1999
  21. ^ Mary's joy at tot No2 The Sun
  22. ^ Confessions of a chalet girl The Telegraph, 4 February 2011

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Preceded by
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Female co-host of ITV News at 6:30
2001 -
Succeeded by
Incumbent