Angela Rippon Recounts Shocking Ageist Remark from Former BBC DG

Angela Rippon, aged 78, made history in 1975 as the first female journalist to regularly present the national news for the BBC. She also hosted the first two series of Top Gear and presented Come Dancing. After almost three decades at the BBC, she was told to “make room for young women” by the former director-general. She has since continued to work in the industry, hosting GB News and co-founding TV-am in the 1980s. She encourages young women to follow in her footsteps and is thrilled to see so many female broadcasters reading and producing the news. She also speaks of her experience of being one of the few women in the newsroom and not allowing misogyny to affect her work. Angela is still actively working in the industry and encourages others to make the most out of life.