Angela Rippon CBE

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A woman wearing a grey top standing in a newsagents in front of a stand of postcards and newspapers.
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman to regularly read the news on the BBC

June 2011, Kensington Church Street, London

b.1944, Plymouth

Television journalist, news reader and presenter, in 1975 Angela Rippon became the first woman to regularly read the national news on the BBC, preceded by two decades of male presenters. At the age of 31, Angela officially fronted the Nine O’Clock News, the Corporation’s nightly news programme. She was awarded her CBE in 2017 for services to dementia care.

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