|Born||14 May 1952|
|Died||17 October 2002(aged 50)|
|Occupation||Radio and Television presenter|
Born in Clitheroe, Lancashire, she attended Clitheroe Royal Grammar School for Girls before working as a secretary and starting in local television (Granada TV) as a reporter and presenter. She progressed to nationally networked programmes, such as Nationwide, Open Air, Loose Women and, on BBC Radio 4, You and Yours. Her premature death resulted from a brain tumour at the age of 50; she had had breast cancer previously.