TV presenter and event host Sally Magnusson is a journalist, broadcaster, writer and popular presenter of awards, presentations and corporate events.
Sally presents a range of network programmes for the BBC, including the Royal Television Society award-winning daytime strand, Britain’s Secret Shame and the ever-popular Songs of Praise, as well as anchoring Scotland’s early evening news programme, Reporting Scotland, in Glasgow.
Sally is the daughter of the late Icelandic broadcaster and writer Magnus Magnusson
She is the author of several books, including the humorous “Family Life”, “Dreaming of Iceland: The Lure of a Family Legend” and “Glorious Things”, a collection of favourite hymns.
Sally started her career in journalism at The Scotsman the newspaper in Edinburgh and then the Sunday Standard in Glasgow. She is often seen on BBC television, most notably as a long-serving presenter of BBC Scotland’s Reporting Scotland news programme, a role she shares with Jackie Bird
In the 1980s, She was part of the Breakfast Time team, including Frank Bough Jeremy Paxman and Peter Snow, which covered the results of the General Election. From 1989 onwards, she co-presented the programme’s replacement, Breakfast Show initially with Justin Webb.
Sally has presented many television programmes, ranging from Reporting Scotland to Panorama to Songs of Praise In 2005 she presented the BBC’s Scottish Election Night coverage.
Sally is an experienced and charming event host for conferences, charity events awards and presentations.