Moira Stuart’s career in radio and television spans three decades. She started her BBC career as a production assistant in Radio’sTalks and Documentaries department in the 1970’s, before moving on to become a BBC Radio 4 announcer and newsreader, and a programme presenter. Moira moved toTelevision News in 1981 becoming the first female African-Caribbean national newsreader on British screens. She went on to present every type of BBC News bulletin, before leaving in 2007.
Moira has presented many programmes on radio and television including “Best Of Jazz” and ” Kings of Cool” on Radio 2, BBC1’s “The Holiday Programme” and “Have 1 Got News For You” in 2007. BBC One’s successful documentary series “Who Do You Think You Are?” featured Moira in 2004;she made a memorable appearance as herself in “Extras” in 2006, and her 2007documentary “In Search of Wilberforce” offers a new perspective on the abolition of the trans Atlantic slave trade.
Her career has been recognised in the industry with numerous awards including the TV and Radio Industries Club Best Newscaster award, and Women of Achievement Television Personality award. In 2001 she received an OBE for her services to broadcasting, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in 2006.Shealso received Honorary Doctorates from De Montfort University in 2012, and Canterbury Christ Church University at Canterbury Cathedral in January 2013.
Moira has served on various boards and judging panels including Amnesty International, The Royal Television Society, BAFTA, United Nations Association , .the SONY Radio Awards, London Fair Play Consortium ,the Human Genetics Advisory Commission, the Orange Prize for Literature, the BUPA Communications Panel, the IVCA the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, and the Grierson Trust.