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Mary Nightingale : biography

26 May 1963 -

Mary Nightingale (born 26 May 1963) is an English newsreader and television presenter, best known for her roles within ITV, as a newsreader for ITN on ITV News, and as a presenter of the daytime cookery series Britain's Best Dish in 2011.


2002 and 2004 - TRIC Awards for Newscaster of the Year MediaGuardian, 12 March 2002 Television and Radio Industries Club, 2004

TV career


Carlton Country Holiday Programme Ski Sunday London Tonight London Today London Tonight


Nightingale anchored ITV's flagship holiday programme Wish You Were Here...? from 1999–2001, MediaGuardian, 28 June 2001 BBC News, 24 April 2001 and also presented The Really Good Food Show, I-Spy and Most Wanted. In November 2000, she started presenting Ratrap for ITV.

In 2001, Nightingale was promoted to the ITV News at 6:30 and left her position on London Tonight. She was also part of the ITN team covering the 2001 general election.

Nightingale has also fronted various ITV programmes including: Holidays Undercover in 2006, The Girl Who Would Be Queen, and Diana - A Service of Thanksgiving in 2007. London Evening Standard, 30 August 2007

Nightingale is also an occasional presenter of the ITV News at 1:30 and ITV News weekend bulletins and acts as a relief presenter on ITV News at Ten. UK TV Guide, 21 March 2011

In April 2011, she took over from Mark Nicholas, 4 April 2011 as the host of the ITV daytime cookery programme Britain's Best Dish. ITV Press Centre, 24 March 2011

On 23 September 2012 she presented William & Kate: The South Seas Tour on ITV. ITV News, 24 September 2012,

Early career

Nightingale started her journalism career as a presenter and writer on World Business Satellite for TV Tokyo. ITV News She then went on to work for BBC World's World Business Report as a presenter and writer, covering economic and corporate news. JLA

Nightingale also worked for Reuters Financial Television in 1994 as a presenter on the early morning financial programme. TV Newsroom BBC News, 29 November 2001

Personal life

Nightingale has been married since April 2000 to Paul Fenwick, the former Human Resource director of Trailfinders. The Mirror, 25 July 2002 The Mirror, 31 March 1999 They have two children. The Sun The Telegraph, 4 February 2011


Nightingale was educated at , an independent school for girls, near the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter, Devon, Guide to Independent Schools and King Edward VI School in Totnes, Devon. She obtained a BA in English from Bedford College, University of London, now merged with Royal Holloway, University of London. Press Gazette, 16 June 2006Royal Holloway and Bedford alumni Magazine "Higher" - Issue 14 - Summer 2011, p.35

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Living octopus

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