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 has anchored Reporting Scotland from locations as diverse as Helmand, Hollywood, Washington, Wimbledon, Sri Lanka, Seville and a leaking barge on the River Seine.
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 confessed ‘obsessed athlete and is a qualified aerobics teacher and swim coach, a Triathlete competitor and keen half marathon runner, a skilled dinghy sailor and water-skier.
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