Annie Nightingale Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Kids, Salary, Books, Illness

Annie Nightingale

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Annie Nightingale Biography

This is what you need to know about Annie Nightingale, an English radio and television broadcaster. She was the first female presenter on BBC Radio 1 in 1970, and is its longest-serving presenter.

Annie Nightingale Age

Nightingale was born on 1 April 1940, in Osterley, Isleworth, United Kingdom. She is 80 years old as of 2020.

Annie Nightingale Height

  • Not Known.

Annie Nightingale Family

Nightingale is a wife to Binky Baker and a parent of two kids. She is the daughter of Celia and Basil Nightingale. 

Annie Nightingale Husband

Nightingale is happily married to her husband Binky Baker since 1978. Before her current relationship with Binky, she was previously married to Gordon Thomas. Baker is an actor best known for his appearance in London’s Burning 1988, Gangster No.1 2000, and Moon and Son 1992.

Annie Nightingale Net Worth

Nightingale has an estimated Net Worth of $ 1 million – $ 10 million dollars. Her career as a reporter is her primary source of income. Annie Nightingale   

Annie Nightingale Education

She attended St Catherine’s School, Twickenham, Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hampton, Middlesex (by scholarship), and the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster) School of Journalism.

Annie Nightingale Career

She began her career as a journalist, broadcaster, columnist, TV host, and fashion boutique owner, embracing the revolutionary years of her youth in the 1960s amid The BeatlesRolling StonesThe WhoThe KinksDavid BowieThe Byrds, The Beach Boys, and other leading pop artists and writers.

In the 1960s and 1970s, she wrote columns for the Daily Express, the Daily SketchPetticoat, and Cosmopolitan magazine. She joined BBC Radio 1 in 1970, becoming the first national female DJ on the BBC, and has remained a broadcaster there ever since. 

Her first broadcast on the BBC was on 14 September 1963 as a panelist on Juke Box Jury, and she contributed to Woman’s Hour in 1964 and hosted programs on the BBC Light Programme in 1966.

She started at BBC Radio 1 on 8 February 1970 with a Sunday evening show. The show was short-lived and in April she became one of the hosts of the singles review show What’s New before graduating to a late-night progressive rock show, Sounds of the 70s, with Alan Black, John Peel, Bob Harris, Pete Drummond, and Mike Harding which was simulcast on the BBC Radio 2’s FM frequency.

Annie Nightingale Books

  • 2020 – Hey Hi Hello: Five Decades.
  • 1999 -Wicked Speed
  • 1981 -Chase the Fade: Music.

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