Fiona Elizabeth Bruce is a British journalist, newsreader, and television presenter. She joined the BBC as a researcher for Panorama in 1989, and became the first female newsreader on the BBC News at Ten, as well as presenting many flagship programmes for the corporation, including BBC News at Six, Crimewatch, Real Story, Antiques Roadshow, and Fake or Fortune? Since 10 January 2019, she has been the presenter of the BBC One television programme Question Time.
After leaving university, Bruce joined a management consulting firm for a year, but found the experience depressingly dull:
I dreaded the meetings, the tedium, the fact that I was in the wrong job. I was so unhappy. I used to cry in the loos at lunchtime.
After that, she worked at a number of advertising agencies, including Boase Massimi Pollitt, where she met her future husband, a company director. She then went on to meet Tim Gardam – at that time the editor of the BBC's Panorama – at a wedding and, in 1989, he gave her a job as a researcher on the programme.