Anne Davies (British journalist)
|Born||Anne Christina Davies
15 September 1958
Sutton, Surrey, England
|Occupation||Television presenter, newsreader and journalist|
BBC East Midlands
|Known for||East Midlands Today|
Anne Christina Davies (born 15 September 1958) is a British television presenter and newsreader, currently presenting BBC East Midlands Today, alongside Dominic Heale. The show comes from Nottingham each weekday night at 6.30pm.
Early life and education
Anne was born in Sutton, Surrey. She attended St Philomena's Catholic High School for Girls in Carshalton, then the Convent Notre Dame School in Cobham. Then to Guildford High School for Girls. When she moved to the Isle of Wight, she attended Carisbrooke College. After A-Levels, Anne went to the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Television and radio
Davies began work for BBC Current Affairs, working behind the scenes on Question Time, Panorama and The Money Programme. She then moved to BBC Radio Leicester and BBC Radio Derby. Then, after training for a year on the ITN News Trainee Scheme, Anne became the regular newsreader for Central News East based in Nottingham. In 1993, Anne fronted the ITV Daytime Programme Look Good Feel Great with Diana Moran (aka The Green Goddess); the environmental series Earthdwellers Guide and produced and presented fashion shows for the ITV network entitled Off The Peg. Anne then moved to GMTV, presenting the first breakfast programme with Eamonn Holmes. By April she was presenting Sunday Best with Mike Morris. She left this show by January 1994. Between 1994 and 1998; she also read the news for the News Hour, presented her own Cookery strand and the GMTV House, while also fronting Sunday review, which was line up of the weeks news with sign language. Anne also presented the interiors show Our House for ITV and the Consumer Show, Fair and Square, for Anglia.
Davies moved back to the East Midlands to work for the BBC in May 2001 and has been presenting East Midlands Today since then. Whilst there she presented five series of the documentary series Inside Out, always fronts Children in Need and helped the programme win two Royal Television Society Award for her coverage of the Madeline McCann story and The Olympic Torch Special from Derby. Davies won an RTS Award for "Best on Screen Personality" in 2012 and has also presented the mid-morning show on BBC Radio Leicester. She lives in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire.
Davies has written numerous articles for national magazines to include Woman's Weekly, My Weekly and Babycare & Pregnancy. In 1999 and 1991, she appeared at the Drury Lane Theatre in two special celebrity pantomimes for the Duchess of York's charity. She is the voice of the on-board bus announcements for Trent Barton's Indigo service. She recorded her voice for the service in 2008.
She is an after dinner speaker, regular host of award ceremonies and charity events, compering concerts, choir and fashion shows and also Patron of Rainbows Hospice, LOROS and Forever Stars.
Davies lives in Leicestershire with her husband. She has two children, a passion for food and fashion, loves her dog and regularly trains in the gym.