|born on||12 October 1944 at 17:50 (= 5:50 PM )|
|Place||Plymouth, England, 50n23, 4w10|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||19°14' 29°53 Asc. 28°47'|
British television reporter, one of the first female newscasters in the UK, she was awarded an OBE. Rippon first worked for local TV stations near her home town Plymouth, England. She joined BBC National television in 1973. Two years later, she became the first female news reader for BBC. She moved to the US in 1984 to work for a Boston-area CBS affiliate TV station for a year. In 1990, back in Britain, she moved into radio and continues to host documentaries and to work for charitable organizations. In 2004 she was awarded the OBE.
- Work : New Job 1973 (working for BBC)
- Work : Gain social status 1975 (First female news reader for BBC National)
Sy Scholfield quotes place and time of birth from her in a newspaper article "Earlier than thou," 30 August 1991, The Evening Standard, PG 35, where she says "Sorry, I don't know what my weight was at birth. But I was on time, and started out as I meant to go on. I was born at home in Plymouth during the war and the midwife became terribly bossy. `Come on!' she said to my mum. `We've got to have this baby before the black-out starts at six o'clock.' And I arrived with 10 minutes to spare"
- Vocation : Entertainment : News journalist/ Anchor
- Notable : Awards : Knighted