Trailblazing English journalist and television personality known for her work with networks like Granada Television and the BBC. She has also served as Co-Chancellor of the University of Manchester.
She was President of the Students Union at Victoria University of Manchester.
In 1978, she became the first female newsreader ever to appear on ITV.
She was married to cartoonist Mark Boxer until his death in 1988. They had two daughters together.
She was at one point engaged to astronaut David Scott.