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Angela Rippon

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Angela Rippon has been a familiar face and voice in British broadcasting for over 50 years. The career of this award winning journalist has embraced an impressive variety of programmes on both radio and television for both Commercial and BBC stations in Britain, America and Australia.

The scope and quality of her work has been recognised by the Royal Television Society who entered her into their 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. She was awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours list 2017 for her contribution to charity work in the field of Alzheimer's and dementia.

Trained as a journalist in her home town of Plymouth, Angela worked for both BBC Plymouth and the ITV station Westward Television before joining BBC National News in 1973. She was appointed the first woman journalist newsreader in l975 and made two memorable appearances in the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Shows.

Angela 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 for both BBC and Commercial radio and television. Titles include Come Dancing; Top Gear, the Antiques Roadshow, Masterteam, Crufts Championship and The Holiday Programme.

She currently presents BBC's Rip-Off Britain and reports for The One Show on BBC One reporting from various locations across the UK. She also presented BBC One's Holiday Hit Squad which returned for a second series in Spring 2014.

In 2016, Angela presented the highly acclaimed BBC One two part series How to Stay Young. In which she investigated keeping our brains and bodies fit and healthy, travelling the world looking into the latest scientific experiments and studies which can help to defy the ageing process. Angela also presented the BBC One documentary, The Truth About Dementia, which saw her go on a very personal investigation looking into the little known brain disease.

She remains committed to a number of charities, including the British Red Cross of which she is Vice President. Angela travelled to Kenya for Comic Relief and was part of the Famous, Rich and in the Slums BBC One programme. 

Angela has written 14 books, the most recent being Fabulous at Fifty and Beyond

Angela also chairs conferences and seminars and is a highly skilled conference facilitator and after dinner speaker. She has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad.  

Contact Agent: info@knightayton.co.uk 

 

Angela Rippon has been a familiar face and voice in British broadcasting for over 50 years. The career of this award winning journalist has embraced an impressive variety of programmes on both radio and television for both Commercial and BBC stations in Britain, America and Australia.

The scope and quality of her work has been recognised by the Royal Television Society who entered her into their 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.

She currently presents BBC's Rip-Off Britain and is a regular reporter for The One Show on BBC One reporting from various locations across the UK.

She remains committed to a number of charities, including the British Red Cross of which she is Vice President. Angela travelled to Kenya for Comic Relief and was part of the Famous, Rich and in the Slums BBC1 programme.

Angela has written 14 books, the most recent being Fabulous at Fifty and Beyond.

Angela chairs conferences and seminars and is a highly skilled conference facilitator and after dinner speaker. She has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad. Angela has also hosted many successful concerts and music evenings which she particularly enjoys.

Recent testimonials include:

Talk at the Cheshire Federation of Women's Institutes
Could you please pass on our sincere thanks to Angela. It was a really good day and Angela was a big part of its success. It was a real pleasure for everyone who met her, she was very inspiring with her energy and love of her job.

"Home of the News" panel, BBC Events
Thank you so very much for coming in and joining our ‘Home of the News’ panel yesterday. We loved hearing from you and our audience enjoyed the session immensely. It was wonderful to hear your stories about working here and how funny that you and John joined in the same week! Your recollections of working here were fantastically witty and entertaining (and also very moving). You made a brilliant contribution to our panel and our audience clearly went away inspired and excited to be part of the great legacy you and our other panellists have forged in BBC newsreading (and beyond!) We’ve had wonderful feedback and can’t thank you enough for taking time to come and join us. You were simply fabulous!

Host the FT Money Management Awards
We were absolutely thrilled with Angela. She is a true professional and a lovely person and one of my favourite hosts I have ever worked with and I’ve worked with many many hosts.

Association of Project Managers, After Dinner Speech and Presenting Awards
Angela did a superb job. Everyone says she was the best we’ve ever had and I agree. It was a pleasure working with her and I hope to do so again.

Campaign for Big Lottery Fund
Many thanks for your time last week for the launch of the BIG’s funding for older people. It was a pleasure to work with you and I do hope that there will be opportunities for us to continue as the programme moves forward.

'We'll Meet Again' Concerts
I wanted to say how lovely it was to work with Angela Rippon on our series of We’ll Meet Again concerts this autumn. She was so enthusiastic in her presentation and we have had many lovely comments from patrons regards her involvement. I do hope we are able to work with her again in the future.

Plymouth Herald Business and Abercrombie Awards
It was a real privilege to have such a star and such a professional to help us present the awards – so thanks you so much for all your efforts and your advice. The feedback we have received has been considerable and extremely positive and you were so integral to the success of the event.

After-dinner speech, Pension Management Dinner
Angela was the best after-dinner speaker we have had in the history of our event. We were absolutely delighted with the way the evening went and the feedback that we have received for Angela has been so positive. She hit just the right note with our audience. Many thanks.

Christmas Gala Carol Concerts
The Christmas Galas which Angela presented for us went really well and we very much enjoyed working with Angela again. We do hope that she might be able to present again for us in the future for us if a suitable opportunity arises.

BHTA Awards
Angela performed with such charm, humour and professionalism.

Contact Agent: info@knightayton.co.uk


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