Moira Stuart

Moira  Stuart

About Moira Stuart

Moira Stuart currently presents the news on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show. 

She has also recently presented two series for Radio 2 - Strong and Sassy - Inspiring Women of Jazz and Jazz Guitar Greats.

Moira's career in radio and television spans more than two decades. She started her BBC career as a production assistant in Radio's Talks and Documentaries Department in the 1970s, before moving on to become a BBC Radio 4 announcer and a newsreader and programme presenter. Moira moved to television news in 1981 to become the first female African-Caribbean newsreader, presenting every type of BBC News bulletin before leaving in 2007. 

Moira has presented many programmes on radio and television including Best Of Jazz on Radio 2, BBC1’s The Holiday Programme and Have I Got News For You! in 2007. BBC One’s successful documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? featured Moira in 2004 and she made a memorable appearance as herself in Extras in 2006. She has also appeared in Would I Lie To You? Moira most recently presented a new family entertainment series on Sky, The Big Spell, which looked to uncover the nation's brightest spellers.

She has won numerous awards including the "TV and Radio Industries Club Best Newscaster" awards and the "Women of Achievement Television Personality" award, she was awarded an OBE in 2001, and she received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in 2006. She also received an Honorary Doctorate from Canterbury Christ Church University at Canterbury Cathedral in January 2013. 

Moira has served on various boards and judging panels including Amnesty International, The Royal Television Society, BAFTA, United Nations Association, the London Fair Play Consortium, the Human Genetics Advisory Commission, the Orange Prize for Literature, the BUPA Communications Panel, the IVCA and the Queen's Anniversary Prize, and the Grierson Trust.

Her interests include music, film and travel.

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

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