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Anne Mackenzie


1960 -

Broadcaster and journalist. Born on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, the daughter of a postmaster, Mackenzie was educated at the Nicholson Institute (Stornoway) and then read history at the University of Glasgow. In 1981, she began her broadcasting career with Grampian Television in Aberdeen, becoming co-presenter of the evening news programme North Tonight in the early 1990s. Moving to the BBC in 1995, she worked for Good Morning Scotland on radio and Reporting Scotland on television. Listed as one of Scotland's fifty most powerful women by the Scotsman newspaper (2004), she presented The World Tonight and Four Corners for Radio Four and was a regular anchor for Newsnight Scotland between 1999 and 2007.

Known as a formidable interviewer, she was awarded a BAFTA in 1995. Mackenzie lives in Aberdeenshire.


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