Jackie Bird

Jackie Bird is one of Scotland’s most popular and recognised television personalities.


The former presenter of BBC Scotland's nightly regional news and magazine programme 'Reporting Scotland', Jackie was part BBC’s marathon Millennium broadcast ‘UK 2000’ where she presented the OB from the Shetlands, including coverage of the first sunset of the old millennium seen in the UK, she then hosted BBC Scotland’s Hogmanay show for 2000/2001.


She has presented location reports on the BBC 1 series Holiday and a weekly show on BBC Radio 2 ‘Early Bird’, an early morning show each Saturday and is a mixture of music, chat, news and views.


As part of her anchor role with BBC Scotland Jackie frequently went on location to cover major stories and events. This involved a wide variety of presentations from the opening of the Scottish Parliament and the Skye

Bridge to the 1998 Oscar ceremony where she interviewed the stars, directors and producers of 'Rob Roy' and 'Braveheart'.


Jackie has produced and presented a number of documentaries for BBC Scotland including the story of a Scot who lives with an African tribe in Kenya, another on the hand over of Hong Kong from Britain to the Chinese in 1997.She has also written, produced and directed documentary feature programmes for BBC Network such as the highly acclaimed documentary 'Personal Best' on the fight back of an international athlete left brain damaged after a car crash and 'The Lives of Brian' for BBC 2's Public Eye focusing on the story of a 32 year old man deceiving school authorities and students by returning to his old school as a pupil.


Since joining BBC Scotland in 1990 Jackie has presented a variety of programming including a light entertainment quiz series 'Superscots'. She has also presented a number of programmes on BBC Radio Scotland and for two years hosted her own three hour Saturday morning show comprising of music, quizzes, phone-ins and celebrity interviews.


When not broadcasting Jackie is a self-confessed 'obsessed athlete'. She is a qualified aerobics teacher and swim coach, a triathlete competitor and keen half marathon runner, a qualified dinghy sailor and water-skier. She is also in demand as a presenter, writer and producer of corporate videos, and presenter of conferences, fashion shows, award ceremonies and debates.

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