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Vivien Creegor

Vivien Creegor

Newsreader, journalist, chairperson and facilitator
Language : English

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Vivien Creegor began her very successful career at the BBC. Starting as a secretary, she rose through the ranks to become a Production Assistant at BBC Radio Drama, and an abridger for Radio 4’s legendary ‘A Book at Bedtime’ before joining the presentation and newsreading team, firstly in radio and then in television, both on BBC1 and BBC2. Apart from news and current affairs, she also fronted, together with Mike Smith, a travel and transport leisure series called ‘Transit’ which went out

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Vivien Creegor began her very successful career at the BBC. Starting as a secretary, she rose through the ranks to become a Production Assistant at BBC Radio Drama, and an abridger for Radio 4’s legendary ‘A Book at Bedtime’ before joining the presentation and newsreading team, firstly in radio and then in television, both on BBC1 and BBC2. Apart from news and current affairs, she also fronted, together with Mike Smith, a travel and transport leisure series called ‘Transit’ which went out ‘live’ on BBC 2. This was followed by a 20 part series called ‘The Small Business Programme’ for BBC Midlands. She was then head hunted to join the multi award winning Sky News where she spent the next 15 years as one of their anchor newsreaders, conducting daily interviews with world leaders, specialist commentators and showbiz personalities. At Sky, she and one of her co-presenters,Laurie Mayer, fronted Sky’s high profile extensive coverage of the infamous O.J.Simpson murder trial. She also presented Sky One’s book programme. On subjects as diverse as mine clearance and female slave trafficking, Vivien filmed 2 documentaries for Sky News in Cambodia and China. For the last decade, Vivien has been a regular travel writer for the Mail on Sunday, reviewing many different types of long haul holidays around the world including the United States, India, Canada, China, Thailand, South Africa, South America and Australia. Vivien has worked for many years with the United Nations and is one of only a few British women broadcasters to be asked to chair UN Conferences which often include very large audiences, live satellite links and interviews via interpreters. The first of these was for the World Health Organisation in Geneva in the 1990s. At the UN’s 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, where there were more than 5,000 delegates, Vivien hosted sessions where the speakers included Hillary Clinton, Benazir Bhutto and Jane Fonda. More recently, before the unrest began in Egypt, she facilitated an audience with the world’s press in Cairo’s main sports stadium for Gamal Mubarak, son of the former President, Hosni Mubarak who is now, like his father, in prison!

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