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Ginny Buckley (born Rochdale, England) is a British journalist, radio and television presenter.

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Early life

Ginny was born and grew up in Rochdale, England, before moving to live in Australia at the age of 18.

She started her career early, appearring regularly from the age of 12 for BBC local radio in Manchester, where she presented a children's radio programme. At the age of 12 she appeared on the iconic BBC children's programme ‘Multi-Coloured Swap Shop', where she interviewed Noel Edmonds, David Bellamy and pop group Sad Café.

Ginny also worked as an actress appearing in numerous plays for BBC Radio and studied Performance Arts and Media Studies at Oldham’s Grange Arts Centre.

Career

At the age of 18, Ginny moved to Australia where she lived in Sydney and worked for several years in commercial radio. She worked as a junior in the newsroom at 2UW and later at Triple M, first in the news room and then as a producer for the top-rated show 'Club Veg'.

She went on to beat 600 other applicants to present a new children's television programme for the Nine Network in Australia and went on to present a children's news programme ‘C’mon Kids’, along with ‘Hey, Hey, It’s Saturday’, in which she worked with Jason Donovan.

Ginny returned to Britain in the mid 1990’s and worked for Granada Television in Manchester, where she was a reporter on the regional news programme 'Granada Tonight'. She also presented ITV's ‘Bodycheck’ and the ITV show 'Taste for Travel'.

Ginny is passionate about cars and following the launch of 'Granada Men and Motors' in 1996 presented their motoring programmes. She went on to write regularly about cars and transport for many national newspapers and magazines and became the first female motoring editor of a national newspaper when she took on the role at the 'News of the World'. She has also written various travel and consumer articles.

In 2001 Ginny joined the flagship BBC One travel programme ‘Holiday’ first as a reporter and later as the main anchor, following on from Craig Doyle. She left in 2005 when she was replaced by Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen. She also presented the BBC One spin-off programme 'Holiday 10 Best'.

Ginny returned to her news background in 2005 when she joined Sky and became one of the Sky News team (2005 - 2007), anchoring their afternoon output. She received some notoriety when she mistakenly announced the death of the playwright Harold Pinter following a studio misunderstanding, he had in fact won the nobel prize.

Ginny has also presented a BBC Two documentary on the environmental impact of travel, entitled 'Should I Really Give Up Flying' and can currently be seen presenting the flagship ITV1 Current Affairs programme 'Tonight'.

She made her television acting debut in 2008, playing a Newsreader on The Bill.

Personal life

Ginny lives in London with her partner. She is a passionate supporter of Manchester United, and is a trustee of Clubs charity, the Manchester United Foundation (http://www.mufoundation.org/).

References

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2004/may/10/newsoftheworld.pressandpublishing

http://www.skypressoffice.co.uk/SkyNews/Resources/showarticle.asp?id=1813

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1662354/

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/162/162423_skys_the_limit_for_holiday_girl.html

http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=25778&sectioncode=1

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/flying/6199931.stm

http://www.carpages.co.uk/nissan/nissan_350z_20_10_04.asp

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv-entertainment/tv/todays-tv/2009/01/16/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1046187/Rogue-clampers-given-licence-print-money-says-AA-chief.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-470842/Blairs-celebrity-spree-Chequers-oh-paid.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-489364/Could-shop-fortnight-food-packaging.html

http://www.rochdaleobserver.co.uk/community/rochdale_150/entertainment/s/512/512080_now_skys_the_limit_for_tv_traveller.html

External links

Agent Website: http://www.take3management.co.uk/ginny_buckley

Further public speaking: http://jla.co.uk/presenters/ginny-buckley

Manchester United Foundation: http://www.mufoundation.org/

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