Fiona Bruce

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Journalist, Newsreader and Television presenter (1964)
Fri Aug 16 2019
By   Sarthak

Who is Fiona Bruce?

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?

Fiona Bruce; Know her bio, net worth, married, husband, kids
Image: Fiona Bruce.

Fiona Bruce is a British journalist, newsreader, and television presenter best known for her association with BBC News. She joined the BBC as a researcher for a documentary program in 1989. Further, she has presented many flagship programs for the corporation including BBC News at Six, Crimewatch, Real Story, Antiques Roadshow, and Fake or Fortune? Additionally, since January 2019, she has been the presenter of the BBC One tv program, Question Time.

Fiona was born as 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.

BBC Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce
Image: BBC Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce.

Talking about her education, she attended Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College in New Cross, London. During this period, she also modelled 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.

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.

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

Personal Life

Talking about the BBC's well known reporter, Fiona Bruce is a happily married woman. She has been a wife to her husband for nearly twenty years. So, who is her husband and does she have any children?

Marriage, Husband, and Kids

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

Fiona Bruce with her husband, Nigel Sharrocks; Know their married life, wedding, kids
Image: Fiona Bruce with her husband, Nigel Sharrocks.

After dating for a while, the couple married in July 1994, in Islington. Fiona and Nigel are proud parents of two children a son named Sam born on January 1998, and a daughter named Mia born on November 2001.

Fiona Bruce with her kids
Image: Fiona Bruce with her kids.

As of now, the couple are extremely happy with their solidarity and there are no rumors of their separation.

Net Worth

How much money does Fiona Bruce has in her Bank account? Well, she has managed to make quite a fortune from her three decade long journalism career. The British journalist, news reader, and television presenter Fiona Bruce has a staggering net worth of $2.9 million (£2.4 million). For your information, few female journalist 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 set up for avoiding 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

Charity Works

Apart from earning huge chunks of money, Bruce also does several charity works. She is an honorary vice president of 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 honour 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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