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Twice named Newscaster of the Year, Mary began her career in journalism as a presenter and writer. She has worked on radio and television in such shows as Dreaming Aloud, Ski Sunday and Wish You Were Here, Holidays Out, Eye Spy, Wednesday Night Live, Rattrap and Most Wanted. She currently presents evening News for ITN. Mary is also an accomplished corporate host and facilitator.
Mary studied English at London University following which she spent a number of years working as A Eurobond dealer joining the City at the time of the Big Bang.
She then gained experience working for Sir Keith Mills at Airmiles helping to launch the innovative sales concept to the British public.
Mary’s first taste of life in the media came with a screen test for a popular television show TV Tokyo: World Business Satellite. Having successfully secured the job, she went on to report mostly financial news from Europe combining writing skills with valuable city experience. She also covered many high-profile stories including the over throwing of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the release from prison of Nelson Mandela.
In the early 90’s Mary joined the BBC presenting World Business Report and later moved to Carlton where she first worked alongside fellow presenter Alastair Stewart, most notably as co-presenter on London Tonight.
During that time Mary also worked as a newsreader on BBC Radio Five Live, presented for Reuters Financial TV, reported for BBC Ski-Sunday, and fronted the ITV Rugby World Cup from South Africa – one of the first women to present such a high-profile sports event.
She took a break from News in the late 90’s to take on the coveted role as host of the holiday programme Wish You Were Here which saw her cross the Atlantic on the QE2 and Concorde, herd cattle in Arizona, learn to scuba dive and visit countless golden sandy beaches!
Other credits include; Holidays Out, Eye Spy, Wednesday Night Live, Rattrap and Most Wanted
But missing the buzz of the newsroom, Mary joined ITN for the re-launch of the Evening News, initially with Dermot Murnaghan, then Mark Austin, and, latterly, with her original co-presenter and friend Alastair Stewart winning a number of prestigious RTS Awards along the way.
With such a vast array of experience under her belt, it is not surprising that Mary is an accomplished corporate host and facilitator.