Rippon, Angela

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Rippon, Angela Gender: F
born on 12 October 1944 at 17:50 (= 5:50 PM )
Place Plymouth, England, 50n23, 4w10
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°14' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 29°53 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 28°47'

Angela Rippon
photo: Rick Weston, license cc-by-2.0


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Job 1973 (working for BBC)
  • Work : Gain social status 1975 (First female news reader for BBC National)

Source Notes

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