Most well known for anchoring the UK's 5 News program, she is also notable for co-hosting both Sky News's Sunrise program and ITV's GMTV show.
After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in theatre, film, and television, she earned a graduate diploma in journalism from Cardiff University.
Early in her career, she worked for BBC News 24, The Money Channel, and CNBC Europe, as well as for the American business news program Squawk Box.
The daughter of a Scottish mother and an English father, she spent her youth in South London, England, and later purchased a second residence in Cape Town, South Africa.
In early 2011, she replaced Natasha Kaplinsky as the anchor of 5 News.