One of the BBC’s best-known presenters, alongside Question Time and Ten O’Clock News duties Fiona also fronts Antiques Roadshow and Fake or Fortune? Her career has also taken in quiz shows, state occasions and documentaries.


Fiona Bruce is one of the BBC's highest profile presenters. She anchors the flagship discussion programme Question Time, as well as the Ten O'Clock News. The BBC’s most senior female news presenter also presides over Antiques Roadshow and art investigation programme Fake or Fortune? She’s hosted state occasions, quiz shows and conducted the only in-depth British television interview with Bill Gates on his departure from Microsoft.

After working in advertising, and in her own management consultancy, Fiona joined Panorama as a researcher and assistant producer. She became a reporter on Newsnight and Public Eye, before fronting the Six O’Clock News and co-presenting Crimewatch. Other credits include the documentary series Real Story and The Money Programme. She was also the first woman to front part of the BBC General Election Results programme.

Away from news Fiona has appeared twice on Top Gear and has stood in for Jeremy Clarkson penning his Sunday Times column. She’s been a guest on Would I Lie to You? and Room 101, has undertaken cameos on Tracey Ullman’s Show and appeared as the Reverend Fiona Bruce in a Comic Relief edition of The Vicar of Dibley. She wrote and presented the documentaries Victoria: A Royal Love Story, The Queen's Palaces, and Leonardo, as well as programmes profiling Alan Sugar and Cherie Blair. She has won the Medical Story of the Year award, and been named best presenter by the Royal Television Society, and Newscaster of the Year and is the author of
Savvy – the modern woman’s guide to doing all without risking it all.

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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

Please join us in our JLab studio near Oxford Circus at 08:30am on Tuesday 30th April for our next speaker’s breakfast event. Following our sell-out event for IWD back in February, we will be joined by three fantastic speakers for an exploration of the uses, myths and concerns surrounding AI.


JLA, 14 Berners Street, London


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH