Jackie Bird TV & Radio presenter and event host is one of Scotland’s most popular and recognised television personalities.
Jackie is currently anchor of BBC Scotland’s news programme Reporting Scotland. She is also the current host of Hogmanay Live in Scotland and appears on many BBC Scotland shows.
Jackie is in demand as a live presenter and host for conferences, fashion shows, awards, charity events and debates.
Jackie is also a Newspaper columnist and has written and produced the comedy series The Lewis Lectures and Having it All for BBC Radio Scotland.
In October 2014 she celebrated 25 years of working on Reporting Scotland. She is the longest running newsreader on the programme.
Jackie Bird is one of the best known faces and voices in Scotland and has reported from landmark events that have shaped a quarter of a century of Scottish life.
She has covered major events including the Dunblane killings; the devolution debate and opening of the Scottish Parliament; and the Lockerbie bombing inquiry. She was even present at the Scotland football team’s last foray into a World Cup – and hasn’t given up hope of another.
Jackie works extensively on radio, writing and presenting current affairs output. She has also written and produced a sit-com series, sketch shows, music programmes and an acclaimed series on the history of the Scottish Suffragette movement.
When not broadcasting Jackie is a self-confessed ‘obsessed athlete and is a qualified aerobics teacher and swim coach, a Triathlete competitor and keen half marathon runner, a qualified dinghy sailor and water-skier.