Fiona, British newspaper reader and TV personalityBruce has worked for the BBC since the start of her journalism career in 1989. She has had great success in the media house and has many firsts to her name, including being the first woman to read on the BBC News at Ten. Bruce shows no signs of slowing down as he continues to achieve greater heights in his career. Following David Dimbleby’s departure, Fiona Bruce became the BBC’s Question Time host from January 2019.
Fiona Bruce Biography (Age)
Fiona Elizabeth Bruce was born on the 25th day of April 1964, in Singapore. Her mother is English while her father is a Scottish man who worked for Unilever as a regional managing director having previously worked as a simple postboy. Bruce briefly studied in Italy at the International School of Milan. As a teenager, she attended Ascha’s Hatcham College of Haberdashers.
For her university studies, Fiona Bruce attended Hertford College, Oxford, where she began to sing as part of a punk rock band, then she briefly attended the University of London Institute in Paris.
Fiona Bruce started her career working for a management consulting firm but quit after a year due to career frustration. She then started working for advertising agencies and was able to meet the BBC’s Tim Gardam at a wedding. Gardam was at the time editor of the current affairs investigative documentary program, Panorama. Bruce was able to convince Gardam to give her a place on the program as a researcher, which kick-started her career at the BBC.
After a short time, she progressed to an assistant producer for the program before earning a spot as a reporter for Breakfast News. Bruce made his way to BBC South East and has only progressed since.
Fiona Bruce is one of the most successful women to ever work for the BBC. His many roles within the news organization mean that Bruce is one of the best earners. She has presented a number of BBC flagship programs including BBC News at Six, Antiques Roadshow, Fake or Fortune? Crime Watch, and True Story
In July 2017, the BBC for the first time published a list of its highest paid journalists. The list of 96 had only a third as women and Fiona Bruce was part of it. His figures were between £350,000 and £399,999. Those numbers are now higher, especially after she replaced David Dimbleby as the host of Question Time. After landing the new role, Bruce revealed to The Times UK in early 2019 that she didn’t know how much she earned as she didn’t keep track of her earnings.
Her family life – husband and children
Fiona Bruce is married to Nigel Sharrocks, an advertising agency executive. The couple first met when they both worked at Boase Massimi Pollitt, an advertising agency. Sharrocks worked at the agency as one of its managers. He is now non-executive chairman of the cinema advertising company, Digital Cinema Media, headquartered in London.
Fiona married her husband in July 1994 in Islington and have since been blessed with two children. Their first child, a boy named Sam, was born in January 1998, while their daughter, Mia, was born in November 2001. The family commute between their home in Belsize Park in London and Sydenham, Oxfordshire.
As a working mother who barely takes the time off, Fiona Bruce has been criticized for neglecting her family. She was heavily criticized for returning to work on Crimewatch just 16 days after the birth of her daughter Mia.
Bruce herself has spoken of the guilt she often feels being a working mother. In her interview with Radio Times, she revealed that she does not meet her own mother’s parenting skills. She revealed that her own family was very traditional and her mother never returned to work after the birth of her first child.
Bruce later revealed that she was advised against quitting her job altogether to focus on her family as it may be the perfect option for neither herself nor her children. The press reader owes a lot of gratitude to her family’s caregiver who has helped her children since birth and who accompanies them even when they were teenagers. Bruce told the Daily Mail that the carer was not there simply because she was needed but was now part of his family.