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Jennie's Biography

Jennie Bond has been a journalist for more than thirty years and is one of the most familiar faces on television. She made her name as the BBC’s Royal Correspondent, but she also has a wide breadth of experience in general news and current affairs. For many years, Jennie has been a regular news presenter on BBC TV and is now presenting documentaries and factual programmes. Her extensive experience has helped make her a facilitator of business debates and conferences.
 
Corporate clients include Deutsche Bank and Citigroup for whom she chaired events and where her wit and tough questioning of the panel were very well received. She has twice hosted the Customer Service Management Conference for a thousand delegates and she has hosted many awards ceremonies.
 
Jennie is an established name on the after dinner speaking circuit as few people have had a closer view of royal history through the past 17 years. She was at the heart of events making headlines round the world - the fairy-tale marriages, the adultery, the divorces, the deaths. She has ridden a royal roller-coaster that has seen the Monarchy almost brought to its knees before being swept up on the crest of a wave of national celebration for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
 
Jennie began her career in journalism after graduating from Warwick University in 1972. She worked on local papers as a reporter for five years before joining BBC Radio News where she gained a thorough grounding in radio news, editing the main bulletins. She worked as a producer on shows including Woman’s Hour and in light entertainment with Noel Edmonds.
 
She returned to full-time reporting in 1986 with BBC Radio, covering major news stories including in Northern Ireland.
She anchored Today on BBC Radio 4, the top current affairs show in the UK. Jennie moved to television in 1988 and regularly presented Breakfast News, One O’Clock News and Six O’Clock News.
 
Known to young and old for her exploits in the jungle of ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in which she was buried in a coffin full of rats and had to eat a variety of live insects. 
 
Since then, she presented three of the BBC's most popular shows Cash in the Attic, Rip Off Britain and the highly successful BBC2 series Great British Menu.  Other projects include Royals at War, Masterchef, Too Many Cooks, Stars in Fast Cars, The Big Call and Jennie's own personal account of her time as a royal correspondent in a three-part documentary series for Channel Five, Jennie Bond's Royals.