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Anna Ford is well known and respected for her contribution to news and current affairs, and in particular for her newsreading, having worked as a journalist for 32 years. She presented the BBC 'One O'Clock News' from 1999 until she stepped down in 2006.

She worked on 'Man Alive' and 'Tomorrow's World' and was the first female presenter of ITN's 'News at Ten'. She has presented both the 'Six O'Clock' and the 'One O'Clock News' for BBC Television, and was one of the famous five who launched the breakfast programme 'TV-AM'.

On radio Anna Ford regularly presented the 'Today' programme and 'Woman's Hour' on Radio 4, as well as standing in for 'Jimmy Young' on BBC Radio 2. Her latest role for Radio 4 was hosting (a brand new series) 'The Garden Quiz'.

Not confining herself to newsreading, guest appearances have included 'Have I Got News For You', (both as a panellist and host), and a singing role in BBC TV's 'Stars Sing The Beatles'.Anna Ford studied at Manchester University where she attained a BA honours degree in Economics and postgraduate diploma in Adult Education and was President of the Students Union. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law in 1998, and was installed as the first female Chancellor of the University of Manchester in 2001. In addition she has an Honorary fellowship from the Open University and an Honorary Doctorate from Queen's University Belfast for her services to journalism.

Anna Ford is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, a non-executive director of Sainsburys, a trustee of Forum for the Future, Board member of the Amazing Group, as she has been a trustee of the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew.She regularly chairs seminars and hosts conferences and award ceremonies, as well as gives after dinner speeches. Recent clients include Smith Kline Beecham, The Royal Mail, The Financial Times, Great Ormond Street Hospital, COI, The Royal Botanical Gardens Kew and 'The Evening Standard' to name just a few.

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Established in 1986, we have been providing ideas and booking FAMOUS FACES for over 30 years.

Our clients range from PLCs, event management specialists to government organisations, guilds, universities, schools, charities and sporting clubs.

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