Who is Moira Stuart?
Moira Clare Ruby Stuart CBE is an eminent British presenter and broadcaster. She was the first female newsreader of Caribbean heritage to appear on British national television, having worked on BBC News since 1981. In a career spanning four decades, she has presented many television news and radio programs for the BBC. For nine years from 2010, she was the newsreader for The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2.
On the station, she hosted her music show every Sunday from 23:00 till midnight featuring “timeless classics” from the past 60 years. In February 2019, she began as a morning presenter for Classic FM. And from July 2019 as a weekend presenter with her own Saturday show. Because of her services to broadcasting, she has received several awards during her career. This includes; being appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2001 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2022 for services to media.
How Old Is Moira Stuart?
She is 73 years old as of April 2023, having been born on September 2, 1949, in London, England. Moira Stuart shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Mark Harmon, Nia Rader, Brian Martin, Charles Trippy, and many more.
Moira Stuart Family
Who are Moira Stuart’s Parents?
She was born to Harold Stuart (Father, 1914-1966) a Barbadian lawyer, and Marjorie Gordon (Mother, 1921-2017). Her parents divorced when Stuart was ten months old.
Does Stuart Moira have Siblings?
She has two sisters by name of Sandra Simmons and Sharon Davis-Murdoch.
Stuart Moira Education
She received her education at Our Lady’s Catholic High School, where she was educated until she was 13. And then her family moved to Bermuda for a time, and she then returned to London at the age of 15 where she attended college.
Stuart Moira Partner
She is unmarried. But speaking to the Daily Mail, she said she almost married twice. But she has never married. And is not dating anyone as of April 2023.
Stuart Moira Kids
She does not have any kids as of April 2023. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Moira Stuart Career
An Early Career
She began working with the BBC in the 1970s and was a production assistant in the Radio Talks and Documentaries department. She was a continuity announcer and newsreader for both BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 2, reading her first Radio 4 news bulletin in 1978. And in 1980 she played Darong in series one of the game show The Adventure Game. In 1981, she moved to television news when she co-presented News After Noon.
A TV News Career
She is acknowledged as having been the UK’s first female African-Carribean television newsreader. She’s presented on every news bulletin devised on BBC Television since August 27, 1981. Also, she appeared on The News Quiz and presented the news on the BBC’s Breakfast with Frost program each Sunday and its successor program Sunda AM with Andrew Marr. It was announced in April 2007, that she would be leaving Sunday AM. Thus resulting in the loss of a regular slot on broadcast TV.
Her 26-year career with BBC Television News was brought to a close on October 3, 2007, when the BBC announced her departure. In total, her experience spanned 34 years of BBC radio and TV. It was reported on November 21, 2009, in The Guardian that Chris Evans was “lining up” Stuart to read the news bulletins on his new BBC Radio 2 show from January 2010. When he was due to inherit the slot from Terry Wogan. It was confirmed on January 6, 2010, that she would return to BBC News, reaching the news for The Chris Evans Breakfast Show starting on January 11, 2010. The last bulletin she presented for the show was on December 14, 2018.
It was subsequently announced that she had joined Classic FM in February 2019. This was to present the news on weekdays during the breakfast show and from July 2019 would be presenting her own Saturday afternoon show, Moira Stuart’s Hall of Fame Concert. On February 11, 2019, she made it on Classic FM. From August 9, 2020, she has hosted a new Sunday evening series, Moira Stuart Meets…, on Classic FM.
A Career in Other Projects
A keen lover of music, she deputized for Humphrey Lyttelton on his BBC Radio 2 Best of the Jazz program. She has thus participated in the BBC Jazz Awards as a compere, and features as a narrator on Soweto Kinch’s 2006 jazz-rap album A Life in the Day of B19: Tales of the Tower Block. Also, she presented the BBC Two personal finance series Cashing In with Adam Shaw. She has served on various boards and judging panels including Amnesty International, the Royal Television Society, BAFTA, United Nations Association, the Orange Prize, the London Fair Play Consortium, the Human Genetics Commission, the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, and the Grierson Trust.
In November 2004, she was the subject of an episode of the BBC genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? (series 1, episode 6) which helped trace her family history. In 2005, she was a judge (alongside Jo Brand, Jude Kelly, and Joanne Harris) for the Orange Prize. When the winner was Lionel Shriver with We Need to Talk About Kevin. The following year, she played a comic version of herself in the Ricky Gervais television comedy Extras, supposedly involved in supplying drugs to Ronnie Corbett. She also presented the documentary In Search of Wilberforce in March 2007 for BBC Television.
There, she examined the role of anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the British bill that banned the slave trade. On June 2, 2007, she hosted the BBC One topical news quiz show Have I Got News for You which was well received by the public. On November 16, 2007, she visited Mill Hill School in Ripley, Derbyshire, to officially open the new school alongside Councilor Alan Charles from Derbyshire County Council. In 2008, 2009, and 2010, she appeared in a series of advertisements for HMRC promoting tax returns. In March 2014, she began hosting the Sunday late-night BBC Radio 2 program Music Until Midnight.
This is a slot that previously broadcast David Jacob’s long-running Easy Listening program until 2013. In July 2015, she appeared on the television comedy panel show Would I Lie to You? (Series 9, Episode 1). It was announced in 2021, that she would dance in the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special with Aljaz Skorjanec, which was broadcast on Christmas Day. The following year, she announced the terms and conditions for the Strictly Come Dancing Halloween Special. In November 2022, she appeared as a guest presenter on Countdown as part of the show’s 40th birthday celebrations.
Stuart Moira Height and Measurements
Her body measurements are not mentioned on the internet. But she stands at an average height and a moderate weight.
Stuart Moira’s Salary and Net Worth
News on the internet shows that she has a salary of between £150,000 to £200,000. And has an estimated net worth of between $1 and $5 million.