Fiona Bruce

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Journalist, Newsreader and Television presenter (1964)
Sun Jun 20 2021
By   Sarthak

In the world of journalism, only a few female individuals have been able to leave their footprints. Some of them are remembered for their charisma while others are known for their professional delivery. Similarly, today we will talk about Fiona Bruce, who has thirty years of experience in media. Like English journalist, Davina McCall, Bruce is one of the highest-earning reporters. So, let's know who she is and what are her contributions?

Early Life

Fiona was born Fiona Elizabeth Bruce on April 25, 1964, in Singapore, Federation of Malaysia. She was born to an English mother and a Scottish father, who was the regional managing director of Unilever. Although born in Singapore Fiona's nationality is British. Also, she has two elder brothers.

The journalist Fiona Bruce in her early years
Photo: The journalist Fiona Bruce in her early years.
Source: BBC News

Talking about her education, she attended Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College in New Cross, London. During this period, she also modeled for the stories in the teenage girls' magazine Jackie. Likewise, she read French and Italian at Hertford College, Oxford, and also attended the University of London Institute in Paris.

Career Highlights

At the beginning of her career, Fiona worked in a management consulting firm and later worked at a number of advertising agencies. From 1994 to 1995, she was a reporter on the BBC2 current affairs program called Public Eye and then reported for Panorama and Newsnight.

BBC Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce
Image: BBC Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce.
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In September 1998, Bruce became the Antiques Show presenter along with Antiques Roadshow. Since 2011, she has hosted the popular BBC tv series Fake or Fortune? In 2015, she began presenting the BBC Four quiz show Hive Minds. Similarly, in January 2019, Fiona became the host of Question Time. Like Sophie Raworth, Fiona has done BBC news at six.

Fiona Bruce Is Married To Nigel Sharrocks

The 57 aged BBC presenter Fiona is a married woman. She is in a marital relationship with her longtime husband, Nigel Sharrocks

Fiona Bruce is married to her husband Nigel Sharrocks since July 1994.
Image: Fiona Bruce is married to her husband Nigel Sharrocks since July 1994.
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The couple first met when Fiona was working at an advertising agency. Luckily, Sharrocks was the director. Additionally, he is the non-executive chairman of Digital Cinema Media.

After dating for a while, Bruce and Sharrocks exchanged the wedding vows in July 1994, in Islington. Since the wedding day, the husband-wife duo is sharing a healthy bond as a perfect married partner. As of 2021, the married pair is celebrating their 27th (nearly three) decade of marriage anniversary merrily. 

Fiona Bruce (right) with her daughter Mia Sharrocks (left).
Picture: Fiona Bruce (right) with her daughter Mia Sharrocks (left).
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From the strong marital bond, Fiona and Nigel shared two adorable kids. They welcomed their first kid, a son, Sam Sharrocks in January 1998. Similarly, they became parents for the second time in November 2001, who shared a daughter named Mia Sharrocks. 

Another BBC journalist Rachel Burden is also in a blissful marital relationship with her husband Luke Mendham

Net Worth

How much money does Fiona Bruce have in her Bank account? Well, she has managed to make quite a fortune from her three-decade-long journalism career. The British journalist, newsreader, and television presenter Fiona Bruce has a staggering net worth of $3 million (£4011768). For your information, few female journalists has such kind of net worth and they are Carol Kirkwood and Emily Maitlis.

But do you know she has been accused of avoiding taxes? Fiona has a company called Paradox Productions which is said to be a setup for avoiding a 50% tax rate. Despite some accusations, she has won Television and Radio Industries Club Awards for Newscaster and Reporter in 2003, 2006, 2007, and 2008, respectively.

Fiona Bruce's Salary at BBC

In 2017, she was ranked as the second-highest-paid BBC female employee earning between $423,697.75 (£350,000)- $484,358 (£400,000). Further, in 2019 Bruce admitted not keeping track of her salary, which for 2018 reportedly was $205,960.61 (£170,000).

Further, in 2018, she became one of the BBC's highest-paid female stars as she earned more than $425,526.50 (£350,000) a year.

Apart from earning huge chunks of money, Bruce also does several charity works. She is an honorary vice president of the optical charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO). In 2009, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) inducted her into its Hall of Fame in honor of her continued work on their behalf.  In 2017, she was ranked the female Rear of the Year title in 2010.

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