Mary Nightingale Biography
Mary Nightingale is an English television presenter and journalist. She is best known as ITV’s Evening News presenter since 2001.
Mary Nightingale Age|Birthday
Nightingale was born on May 26, 1963. Therefore, she is 59 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on 26th May every year.
Mary Nightingale Height|Weight
Nightingale’s height is 5 feet 6 inches (approximately 168 centimeters). Moreover, she weighs 57 kilograms.
Mary Nightingale Family
Nightingale was born in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England to her parents Michael Conrad Braxton (father) and Evelyn Jackson (mother). However, Mary has not disclosed if she has any siblings. Additionally, the journalist is British by nationality.
Mary Nightingale Husband
Nightingale is happily married to television producer and the former Human Resource director of Trailfinders, Paul Fenwick. Moreover, the couple has been married since April 2000. In addition, they are proud parents to two children, a son named Joe (born in 2005), and a daughter named Molly (born on January 17, 2003).
Mary Nightingale Education
Nightingale attended St Margaret’s School, an independent school for girls near the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Exeter, Devon. Moreover, she went to King Edward VI School in Totnes, Devon. Furthermore, Nightingale earned a BA in English from Bedford College, University of London.
Mary Nightingale Career
Nightingale’s journalism career began as a presenter and writer on World Business Satellite for TV Tokyo. Moreover, Mary went as a reporter and writer covering economic and corporate news for BBC World’s World Business Report.
Additionally, she also worked for Reuters Financial Television in 1994 as a presenter on the early morning financial program.
Nightingale co-presented a factual series about life in the countryside, “Carlton Country.” Also, she co-presented the Holiday program on BBC One. Moreover, Mary became the first presenter of After 5 the London News Network’s early-evening show in May 1994. Additionally, she co-presented ITV’s coverage of the Rugby World Cup in Britain, France, and Ireland in 1991. In addition, in 1995, she presented at the following tournament in South Africa on the regular evening highlights program. Furthermore, she presented BBC Two’s Ski Sunday in 1996.
Moreover, Mary was co-presenter with Alastair Stewart of London News Network’s flagship news program London Tonight until April 1999. Additionally, she was also the sole presenter of London Today, Carlton’s lunchtime news bulletin. Moreover, Nightingale also presented the daily late news bulletin of London Tonight.
From 1999-2001, Mary anchored ITV’s flagship holiday program Wish You Were Here …? Additionally, she presented The Really Good Food Show.
Nightingale was promoted to the ITV Evening News in 2001 and left her position on London Tonight. Furthermore, the journalist was part of the ITN team covering the 2001 general election.
Moreover, in 2002, Nightingale broke the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
Furthermore, she has also fronted various ITV programs including Diana – A Service of Thanksgiving in 2007, The Girl Who Would Be Queen, and Holidays Undercover in 2006.
Nightingale previously acted as a relief presenter on ITV News at Ten before the program restructured in October 2015 and was an occasional presenter of the ITV Lunchtime News and ITV News weekend bulletins.
Additionally, Mary took over from Mark Nicholas in April 2011 as the host of the ITV daytime cookery program Britain’s Best Dish.
Moreover, Mary presented William & Kate: The South Seas Tour on ITV on September 23, 2012.
Furthermore, Nightingale became the sole presenter of the ITV Evening News which was announced on December 13, 2016. This she started from January 2017 onwards.
Nightingale announced on ITV News on September 8, 2022, that Queen Elizabeth II had died.
1991, 1995 – ITV Sport
1994 – Reuters Financial Television
1994 -? – After 5
1995 – Carlton Country, ITV World News Service, Soldier Soldier
1996 – Eye Spy, Ski Sunday
1997 – Thursday Night Live
1998 – Holiday
1999 – London Tonight, Really Good Food
1999-2001 – Wish You Were Here …?
2000 – Aircraft Emergency, Call My Bluff
2001 – Find Your Family, Tonight
2001- present – ITV Evening News
2001-2015 – ITV Weekend News
2002 – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
2003 – Package Holiday Undercover, Today With Des & Mel
2003-2004 – Real Bad Girls
2004-2008 – ITV News at 10.30
2004-2005 – ITV News Channel
2006 – Steve Irwin Tribute, Holidays Undercover, The Year of Weird Weather
2007 – The Girl Who Would Be Queen, Diana – A Service of Thanksgiving
2008-2015 – ITV News at Ten
2009-2015 – ITV Lunchtime News
2011,2018 – The Royal Wedding
2011 – Britain’s Best Dish
2012 – The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, William & Kate: The South Seas Tour
2013 – Newsflash: Stories That Stopped the World
2014 – On Assignment, Maddie: A Global Obsession
2015 – And Here Is the News…, Cameraman to the Queen
2017 – Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
2019 – Years and Years
2021 – Prince Philip – A Royal Funeral
2022 – Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Elizabeth II – Lying at Rest, Queen Elizabeth II: The State Funeral
In 2002 and 2004, Nightingale won TRIC Awards in the category “Newscaster of the Year.”
Mary Nightingale’s Net Worth
Nightingale’s net worth ranges between $1 million and $5 million.