Catriona Shearer

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Catriona Shearer (born 7 October 1981) in Edinburgh [1] 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 and later moved to BBC Radio Wales as a co-presenter for the Saturday afternoon sports show Sportstime and was 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. Shearer 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. Shearer is also a columnist for the Sunday edition of the Scottish Sun and occasionally fills in for regular presenters Tam Cowan or Stuart Cosgrove on the BBC Radio Scotland programme Off the Ball.

Personal life[edit]

Shearer is an ambassador for the Scottish children's charity, Aberlour, which supports disabled and disadvantaged children.[2]

Shearer married David Balfour on 4 January 2014 at Edinburgh Castle, after meeting at a football match and getting engaged on a beach in Leven, Fife in 2011. [3] Shearer gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter named Remi, who was born on 17 January 2016, so therefore celebrated her first birthday on 17 January 2017. [4]


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