Jennie Bond has been a journalist for more than thirty years and is one of the most familiar faces on television. She made her name as the BBC’s Royal Correspondent, but she also has a wide breadth of experience in general news and current affairs. For many years, Jennie has been a regular news presenter on BBC TV and is now presenting documentaries and factual programmes. Her extensive experience has helped make her a facilitator of business debates and conferences.
As the BBC's Royal Correspondent during 14 of the most turbulent years the monarchy has endured, Jennie was at the heart of events that made headlines around the world: from the fairytale marriages to the adultery, the divorces and the deaths.
Jennie reported on it all and now enjoys sharing her experiences and often hilarious adventures with audiences at home and abroad. Her "confessions" include her faux-pas when she tried to amuse the Queen, her long and intimate conversations with the Princess of Wales and what Prince Charles really thinks of her white stilettos! She loves to make people laugh and to show them that she is quite different from how people imagined her when she stood outside the Palace. For many years Jennie was also a regular news presenter on BBC Television and presented the main bulletins as well as Breakfast.
She began her career in journalism after graduating from Warwick University in 1972. She worked on local papers as a reporter for five years before joining BBC Radio News. During the next few years she gained a thorough grounding in radio news, editing the main bulletins. She also worked as a producer on current affairs shows, including the very popular Woman's Hour, and in light entertainment, with Noel Edmonds.
She returned to full-time reporting in 1986 with BBC Radio, covering major news stories, for example in Northern Ireland. She also began her career as a presenter, anchoring among other programmes, the top current affairs show in the UK, Today, on Radio 4.
Jennie Bond has written a book Reporting Royalty that tells in detail of her years keeping tabs on Britain's Royal Family. It was published in September 2001 by Headline. In the Queen's Golden Jubilee Year, Carlton Books published her Elizabeth: 50 Glorious Years, a commemoration of the Queen's reign. She updated this book for the Queen's 80th birthday. Married with a daughter, she lives in Devon and thoroughly enjoys getting away from it all at her seaside home.
Jennie also chairs conferences and seminars and is a highly skilled conference facilitator and after dinner speaker. She has a wealth of experience hosting events and award ceremonies, both at home and abroad.
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Can you please pass on my sincere thanks to Jennie for officially opening our extra care scheme, Lapwing Apartments. She was absolutely fantastic and spent a lot of time with the residents, they loved her. I can’t sing her praises enough she made the day. Thanks for your help in making it happen.
Jennie was absolutely brilliant, everyone thought she was great. She spoke for longer than we expected and I think we all could have listened to her for much longer. Jennie was thoroughly engaging and it is only the second time I have seen our delegates queuing for autographs and photos. Thank you so much.