Mary Nightingale at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards in 2011
26 May 1963
Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Education||King Edward VI School|
|Alma mater||Bedford College, University of London|
|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 1991, she worked as co-presenter on ITV's coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Britain, France and Ireland, and in 1995, from the following tournament in 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 is also an occasional presenter of the ITV Lunchtime News and ITV News weekend bulletins, and previously acted as a relief presenter on ITV News at Ten before the programme's restructure in October 2015.
Nightingale is patron of a number of charities including the Rainbow Trust, The Willow Foundation, Mariposa Trust and Action for Children. She is also an ambassador for The Prince's Trust.
- Carlton Country
- The Holiday Programme
- After 5 (1994–?)
- Ski Sunday (1996)
- London Tonight (?–1999) – Newscaster
- London Today (?–1999) – Newscaster
- Wish You Were Here...? (1999–2001) – Presenter
- ITV News (2001–present) – Newscaster
- The Really Good Food Show – Presenter
- Holidays Undercover (2006) – Presenter
- The Girl Who Would Be Queen (2007) – Presenter
- Diana - A Service of Thanksgiving (2007) – Presenter
- The Royal Wedding (2007) – Reporter
- Britain's Best Dish (2011) – Presenter
- The Queen's Diamond Jubilee (2012) – Reporter
- William & Kate: The South Seas Tour (2012) – Presenter
- 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 Daily Mirror, 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 Daily Mirror, 25 July 2002
- It's a Wish come true for travel buff Mary Daily Mirror, 31 March 1999
- Confessions of a chalet girl The Daily Telegraph (London), 4 February 2011
- Official website
- Mary Nightingale on Twitter
- Mary Nightingale at itv.com
- Mary Nightingale at the Internet Movie Database
|Female host, ITV Evening News
2001 – present