Mary Nightingale at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2011
26 May 1963
Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
|Education||King Edward VI School|
|Alma mater||Bedford College|
|Notable credit(s)||ITV News (2001—)
Britain's Best Dish (2011)
|Spouse(s)||Paul Fenwick (m. 2000)|
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.
Nightingale was educated at St Margaret's School, an independent school for girls, near the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter, Devon, 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.
Nightingale started her journalism career as a presenter and writer on World Business Satellite for TV Tokyo. She then went on to work for BBC World's World Business Report as a presenter and writer, covering economic and corporate news.
She has co-presented Carlton Country, a factual series about life in the countryside, as well as presenting the Holiday Programme on BBC One. 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. In 1996, Nightingale presented BBC Two's Ski Sunday.
Until April 1999, Nightingale was co-presenter with Alastair Stewart of London News Network's flagship news programme London Tonight and was the sole presenter of London Today, Carlton's lunchtime news bulletin. She also presented the daily late news bulletins of London Tonight.
Nightingale anchored ITV's flagship holiday programme Wish You Were Here...? from 1999–2001, and also presented The Really Good Food Show, I-Spy and Most Wanted. In November 2000, she started presenting Ratrap for ITV.
- School details - St Margaret's (Exeter) Guide to Independent Schools
- Toffs at the top Press Gazette, 16 June 2006
- Royal Holloway and Bedford alumni Magazine "Higher" - Issue 14 - Summer 2011, p.35
- Meet the Team ITV News
- Presenters - Mary Nightingale JLA
- Biography - Mary Nightingale TV Newsroom
- Reuters axes financial TV BBC News, 29 November 2001
- Nightingale ends her travels MediaGuardian, 28 June 2001
- CV - Mary Nightingale Noel Gay
- 25 things about Ski Sunday... BBC Sport, 12 December 2003
- ITV unveils election team BBC News, 24 April 2001
- Full guide to the Diana service London Evening Standard, 30 August 2007
- ITV News at Ten and Weather UK TV Guide, 21 March 2011
- Britain's Best Dish - ITV1, 5pm and Great British Menu - BBC2, 6.30pm Mirror.co.uk, 4 April 2011
- Britain's Best Dish ITV Press Centre, 24 March 2011
- William & Kate: The South Seas Tour ITV News, 24 September 2012, itv.com
- Full list of winners for the Tric Awards MediaGuardian, 12 March 2002
- 2004 TRIC Award Winners Television and Radio Industries Club, 2004
- Here's the news: I'm pregnant; MARY'S JOY OVER BABY The Mirror, 25 July 2002
- It's a Wish come true for travel buff Mary The Mirror, 31 March 1999
- Mary's joy at tot No2 The Sun
- Confessions of a chalet girl The Telegraph, 4 February 2011
- Mary Nightingale at itv.com
- Mary Nightingale on Twitter
- Mary Nightingale at the Internet Movie Database
|Female co-host of ITV News at 6:30