Angela Rippon OBE is the Vice President of the National Memory Day and an Ambassador of the Alzheimer’s Society. She is a broadcaster, television journalist, newsreader, writer, programme maker and presenter and was the first female journalist permanently to present the BBC national television news. She was a presenter and co-founder of breakfast television franchisee TV-am.
In the 1990s, she moved to radio, presenting daily news programmes for LBC Newstalk between 1990 and 1994, and appeared on Channel 4’s The Big Breakfast as a stand-in newsreader. She has written fourteen books, toured with a production of Anything Goes and regularly presented for the BBC, most recently ‘The Truth About Dementia’ on BBC1 May 2016.
Angela Rippon was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2004.