Annie Nightingale Biography and Wiki
Annie Nightingale was born on April 1, 1940, She is an English radio and television broadcaster famously known as the first female presenter on BBC Radio 1. She also holds the record as BBC’s longest-serving presenter.
Annie Nightingale Age and Birthday
Nightingale was born on April 1, 1940, in Osterley, Isleworth, United Kingdom. She is 81 years old as of 2021 and her birth sign is Aries.
Annie Nightingale Height and Weight
The celebrated BBC presenter is of average stature, Her exact height and current weight are currently under review and will be updated as soon as we have accurate information regarding Annie Nightingale’s height.
Annie Nightingale Education
Nightingale attended St Catherine’s School, Twickenham, Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hampton, Middlesex (by scholarship), and the Polytechnic of Central London (renamed to the University of Westminster) School of Journalism.
Annie Nightingale Family
Nightingale was born in Osterley, Middlesex, United Kingdom, the daughter of Celia and Basil Nightingale.
Annie Nightingale Husband
The BBC presenter is married to Binky Baker. The couple tied the knot in 1978. Baker is an actor, known for London’s Burning (1988), Gangster No. 1 (2000), and Moon and Son (1992).
Annie was previously married to Gordon Thomas and had two kids with him.
Annie Nightingale Children
Anne has two kids, a daughter named Lucy Wilkes and a son named Alex Nightingale. Annie’s son Alex is the founder of London-based Agency EC1, which was nominated for the UK Festival Award for Agency Of The Year in 2015.
Annie Nightingale BBC Career
Her initial broadcast on the BBC was on 14 September 1963 as a specialist on Juke Box Jury, she also contributed to Woman’s Hour in 1964 and had programs on the BBC Light Program in 1966.
She began at BBC Radio 1 on 8 February 1970 with a Sunday night show. The show did not last and in April she got to be one of the hosts of the singles review show What’s New before moving to a late-night regular rock appearance, Sounds of the Seventies, with Alan Dark. The program was broadcasted on BBC Radio 2’s FM frequency.
Nightingale is a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), moreover, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to radio broadcasting. She is the sole BBC Radio 1 broadcaster to ever receive this honor.
Annie Nightingale Stroke and Health
A stroke transpires when the blood supply to a section of your brain is stopped or reduced, restricting brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients, Anne is in good health and has not had any stroke as of 2020.
Annie Nightingale Sunglasses
The 80-year-old is usually rocking a huge pair of sunglasses that almost cover half of her face. It’s not clear if they help with her sight or it’s just a fashion statement.
Annie Nightingale Books
- Hey Hi Hello: Five Decades of Pop Culture from Britain’s First Female DJ – 2020
- Wicked Speed-1999
- Chase the Fade: Music Memories & Memorabilia Annie Nightingale -1981