Bruce was conceived in Singapore, to an English mother and a Scottish dad, who had stirred his way up from being a postboy to become local overseeing overseer of Unilever. She has two senior siblings. She was instructed at Gayton Primary School in Wirral, the International School of Milan, and afterward from the age of 14 until 18 went to Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College in New Cross, London. During the last time frame she demonstrated for the narratives in the young ladies’ magazine Jackie. anchors
Bruce read French and Italian at Hertford College, Oxford. During this period, she was quickly a troublemaker, singing in musical gangs and, at a certain point, shading her hair blue for one week. She went to the University of London Institute in Paris.
In the wake of leaving college, Bruce joined an administration counseling firm for a year, yet found the experience depressingly dull:
I feared the gatherings, the monotony, the way that I was in some unacceptable work. I was so miserable. I used to cry in the loos at noon.
After this, she worked at various publicizing offices including Boase Massimi Pollitt (where she met her future spouse, an organization director). She at that point proceeded to meet Tim Gardam – around then the proofreader of the BBC’s Panorama – at a wedding, and in 1989 he gave her an employment as an analyst on the programme.
News and current issues
In the wake of turning out to be aide maker on Panorama, she rolled out the improvement to detailing in 1992 on Breakfast News. She at that point moved to BBC South East, showing up as an infrequent moderator and journalist on Newsroom South East and a week by week current issues program, First Sight. From 1994 to 1995, she was a journalist on the BBC2 current undertakings program Public Eye. She at that point detailed for Panorama and Newsnight.
In 1999, as a component of a significant relaunch of the BBC’s news yield, Bruce was named auxiliary moderator of the BBC Six O’Clock News. She introduced the program as cover for primary moderator Huw Edwards, just as consistently on Fridays, until a moderator reshuffle in January 2003 to correspond with the retirement of Michael Buerk and the move of Peter Sissons to the BBC News channel.
The two Edwards and Bruce moved to the BBC Ten O’Clock News and keep on introducing the program. Bruce was the primary female moderator of the bulletin. In 2007, Bruce got back to introducing the BBC News at Six. Following long term residency, she ventured down in January 2019.
From 2003 to 2007, Bruce introduced and detailed in the BBC One current issues arrangement, Real Story.
After the homicide of Jill Dando, Bruce assumed control over the situation of co-moderator on Crimewatch close by Nick Ross, until both were supplanted by Kirsty Young towards the finish of 2007. In 2001, Bruce turned into the principal female moderator to be essential for the BBC general political race results program.
In 2006, following a legal dispute whereby British Airways mentioned that a Christian worker disguise her cross, since it encroached the aircraft’s clothing standard, the BBC uncovered it had a few worries over the way that Bruce frequently wore a cross jewelry, despite the fact that she was not restricted from doing so.
On 10 January 2019 Bruce, as the primary female host, succeeded long-lasting host David Dimbleby on the BBC’s discussion program Question Time. Her residency as host was very quickly involved in controversy, and in May 2020, Bruce expressed “QT is without question the hardest employment I’ve ever done.”