Mary Nightingale Biography
First introduced to many ITV viewers as a presenter of Wish You Were Here between 1999 and 2001, Mary Nightingale had already made a name for herself in London through her roles presenting London Today and co-presenting London Tonight.
She is currently an ITN news reader and presents the popular cookery series Britains Best Dish.
During the early 1990s, Nightingale worked first for TV Tokyo’s global business bulletin and then as a presenter for Reuters Financial Television, a channel which provided those working in the city with market bulletins throughout the day. These were roles in which accuracy, clarity and likeability were of great importance.
Needless to say, hard work and an approachable personality made them ideal jobs for Nightingale, who also carried out some presenting and writing work for the BBC World Service on their World Business Report. The fact she knew what city traders needed to know was no coincidence she started her career not in broadcasting, but as a salesperson and Eurobond dealer at the Bank of America International, going on to work in European Investment Funds and Banks for Tokai International. This valuable insight and real world experience really helped her on her road to success in TV and radio.
Current / Past Roles & Positions
- ITV William and Kate: The South Sea Tour 2012 – presenter
- ITV General Election coverage, 2001, 2005 presenter
- Classic FM Dreaming Aloud celebrity interviewer
- BBC 2 Ski Sunday presenter
- BBC 2 Off Piste presenter
- Carlton Find Your Family presenter
- ITV Rat Trap presenter
- ITV documentaries The Girl Who Would Be Queen, Reward and The Year of Bad Weather presenter
- BBC 2 Holiday Programme guest anchor
- ITV Rugby World Cup 1995 co-presenter
- ITN World News Weekends presenter
- Discovery Europe 1999 eclipse coverage anchor
- Radio 5 Live Ruscoe on Five stand-in presenter
Awards, Accolades, Achievements & Honours
- Newscaster/Reporter of the Year, Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards 2002
- Newscaster/Reporter of the Year, Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards 2004
Formal or informal and Interactive A phenomenal awards host, Mary Nightingale has worked with some of the most prestigious of the UK’s awards ceremonies. As well as taking on the role of host of the The Carlton Restaurant Awards for five years, Nightingale has hosted the UK Business Excellence Awards, and the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies awards. Companies and organisations she has worked for as a conference chair, debate host or interviewer include the Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Peugeot, and the Financial Services Authority.