RIP! BBC First Female TV Newsreader, Nan Winton Dies At 93

The first woman to read the news on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Nancy Wigginton has died at the age of 93. The broadcaster also known as “Nan Winton” was taken to the hospital on May 8 after she fell down at her home in Bridport, Dorset. Nancy’s condition worsened to which she later passed away at Dorchester County Hospital on Saturday, May 11 after suffering from. An inquest into her death which was earlier opened at the coroner’s court in Bournemouth on Thursday has now been closed. Nancy started reading the 6 pm news in 1960 also read the weekly news bulletins on a Sunday evening. She also worked as a BBC TV continuity announcer and her other work included Panorama and Town and Around, a nightly magazine show. She later stepped down from reading news to becoming a television and news reporter. She was also a regular panelist on the radio panel game show Treble Chance. A full inquest into her death will take place on the 24th of January 2020. Photo Credit: Getty


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