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Last Updated: Friday, 12 March, 2004, 15:38 GMT
Lindsey Brancher
Lindsey Brancher
BBC News presenter

Lindsey Brancher is BBC World television's longest serving presenter.

She began her career at the BBC at the channel's launch in 1991.

Lindsey started her career in journalism in 1982 as a trainee newspaper reporter in north London.

In 1988 she became an assistant producer in the news department of London Weekend Television and then moved to Sky News at its launch in March 1989.

After a spell as assistant news editor, Lindsey moved from assigning stories to reporting on them, and within months she was presenting Sky News' overnight news bulletins.

Throughout her career she has presented many news specials on various subjects covering almost every continent.

She has also presented the BBC's Asia Today programme and BBC News 24.

Lindsey got married to businessman Clifford Beard MBE in 1993 at St Paul's Cathedral. Amongst those who took photographs, were a group of tourists form Osaka, Japan who recognised Lindsey from her appearances on BBC World.

A member of Bafta, she enjoys theatre and film and her other hobbies include writing, collecting antiques and restoring her Georgian house to its former glory.


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