Who is Anna Ford?
Anna Ford is a prominent English former Journalist, newsreader, and television presenter. First, she worked as a researcher, news reporter, and later newsreader for Granada Television, ITN, and the BBC. She helped launch the British breakfast television broadcaster TV-am. In April 2006she retired from broadcast news and was a non-executive director of Sainsbury’s until the end of 2012. She lives in her hometown of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
How Old Is Anna Ford?
She is 79 years old as of April 2023, having been born on October 2, 1943, in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England. Anna Ford shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Jacob Sartorius, Rubi Rose, Akira Akbar, Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), and many more.
Anna Ford Family
Who are Anna Ford’s Parents?
She was born to John (Father) and Jean (Mother). Her parents were both West End actors. And her father became ordained as an Anglican priest and her mother worked with Alec Guinness.
Does Anna Ford have Siblings?
She has four brothers. However, her brothers’ names are not mentioned on the internet.
Anna Ford Education
She received her primary education at St. Ursula’s School. Then her high school education at Wigton Grammar School and then moved to the White House Grammar School. After high school, she attended The Victoria University of Manchester where she received a BA degree in economics. And was the president of the university’s student’s union from 1966 to 1967. On April 22, 2006, she received an honorary doctorate from the University of St Andrews, nominated by Sir Menzies Campbell.
Anna Ford Partner
News on the internet shows that she is currently single. However, she has been previously married twice. First, she was married to Alan Bittles, they were married from 1970 to 1976. Second, she was married to Mark Boxer (born on May 19, 1931, but died on July 20, 1988) was a British magazine editor and social observer, and a political cartoonist and graphic portrait artist. They married in 1981 until Mark’s death in 1988.
Anna Ford Kids
She has two kids with her late husband Mark Boxer. Two daughters by the name of Claire Boxer (born in 1982) and Kate Boxer (born in 1985).
Anna Ford Career
For four years, she worked as a teacher, including teaching Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners at the Her Majesty’s Prison Maze in Northern Ireland for two years. Later she was an Open University social studies tutor in Belfast for two years. By the time she joined Granada Television as a researcher, she was thirty in 1974. Initially, she was told she was too old to be a newsreader but became a reporter and newsreader on Granada Sports. In January 1977, she joined the BBC. But only after several months as security clearance from M15 was required because she was then living with a former communist. This led to her BBC personnel life being marked with a “Christmas tree” symbol.
Subsequently, she worked on Man Alive and Tommorow’w World. In February 1978, she moved to ITN and was faced with quickly abandoned legal threats from the BBC for breaking her contract. In March, she began presenting ITV’s News at One and later the 5:45 pm bulletin. Within two months, she had become the first female newscaster on News at Ten. In 1979, she appeared in a skit along with John Cleese and Terry Jones of the Monty Python troupe as part of “The Amnesty International Comedy Gala”.
This is a comedy program at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, London. The film version is called “The Secret Policeman’s Ball”. However, she left ITN in 1981 to join the presenting team of the soon-to-launch TV-am. Her tenure at TV-am was short-lived in part due to fierce competition from the BBC’s casual styles Breakfast Time. The loss of viewers resulted in a relaunch which was perceived as a “dumbling-down” of the station. In 1988, she rejoined BBC. And became part of the presentation team for both BBC One’s Six O’Clock News and BBC Radio 4 Today in 1993.
From 1999, she fronted the relaunched One O’Clock News. She announced on October 30, 2005, that she would retire from broadcasting in April 2006, to pursue other interests while she “still has the interest and energy”. On April 27, 2006, she presented her last One O’Clock News, signing off by introducing a compilation of clips of her career. J Sainsbury plc, the UK supermarket group announced on May 2, 2006, that Ford was joining the company as a non-executive director. She is the Chair of Sainsbury’s board Corporate Responsibility Committee.
An Academia Career
She was installed as Chancellor of the Victoria University of Manchester on December 17, 2001.
A Career in Other Work
She is one of many guest hosts to have taken the chair for the satirical news quiz Have I Got News for You.
Anna Ford Height and Measurements
Her body measurements are not mentioned on the internet But she stands at an average height and a moderate weight.
Anna Ford’s Salary and Net Worth
Her salary is not mentioned on the Internet but has a net worth of $7 million.