Mary Nightingale can currently be seen presenting ITV’s 6.30 News alongside Alastair Stewart, and with Mark Austin on News at Ten.
During her time at ITV News Mary has been involved in some of the UK’s biggest stories. She broke the news of the death of the Queen Mother, coverage which was later nominated for a BAFTA. She was one of the first to interview Kate and Gerry McCann after the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine in Portugal and the parents of Drummer Lee Rigby, the soldier murdered in Woolwich.
Mary has covered three General Elections, and interviewed numerous politicians, including Tony Blair. She made an hour-long documentary about Nick Clegg, accompanying the Lib Dem leader on the campaign trail, in the run up to the 2010 election.
Her work at ITV News also involves reporting for the Tonight Programme and On Assignment, covering issues ranging from Divorce to the Norwegian oil industry. In her special on Super-Injunctions she interviewed Max Mosley about his campaign for the individual’s right to privacy.
Mary has made two documentaries about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, following them on their first foreign tour to Canada, and then to the Solomon Islands and Australia. She was in pole position at Westminster Abbey for their wedding, as she was for the Queen Mother’s funeral ten years earlier; and at St Paul’s for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. She won acclaim for her documentary marking the Queen’s 80th birthday “The Girl Who Would be Queen”.