The great Angela Rippon CBE, a familiar face and voice in British broadcasting for over 40 years, was our presenter at the Awards.
The career of this award-winning journalist has embraced an impressive variety of programmes on both radio and television in Britain, America and Australia. She currently presents BBC’s Rip-Off Britain and reports for The One Show on BBC1.
The scope and quality of her work has been recognised by the Royal Television Society, which entered her into its Hall of Fame in 1996. In 2002 she was voted European Woman of Achievement, and in the Queen’s Birthday Honours of 2004 she was awarded an OBE in recognition of her services to Broadcasting, Charity and the Arts. In the 2017 New Year Honours, she was awarded a CBE for services to dementia care.
Angela became the first female journalist newsreader in 1975 and made two memorable appearances in the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Shows.
She was a founder member of the commercial breakfast service TV-am in 1982 and in 1984 moved to America to work for CBS in Boston.
She has presented a wide variety of programmes from hard news and current affairs, to quiz shows and magazine programmes. Titles include Come Dancing, Top Gear, the Antiques Roadshow, Masterteam, Crufts Championship and The Holiday Programme.
She has written 14 books, the most recent being Fabulous at Fifty and Beyond.