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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 November, 2003, 16:58 GMT
Anna Ford
Anna Ford
BBC One O'Clock News presenter

Anna Ford became the presenter of the BBC's One O'Clock News when it re-launched in May 1999.

Anna's BBC career began in 1976 for Man Alive.

In 1977 she joined Tomorrow's World and from 1986 until 1988 she worked on Network. She joined the BBC's Six O'Clock News team in 1989.

Anna's television career began in 1974 when she worked on the newsdesk for Granada TV.

In 1978 she joined ITN and in 1981 she worked for TV-AM. She has done various freelance work for Channel 4, Thames TV, Central TV and Granada.

Before joining the BBC she was the staff tutor in Social Studies at the Open University in Northern Ireland. Anna Ford was born in Tewkesbury in 1943.

Anna studied at Manchester University, where she attained a BA honours degree in Economics.

She has a postgraduate diploma in Adult Education and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Manchester University in 1998.


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